Author of the Month: Jennifer Gasner

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Registration for this event will close on April 16, 2024 @ 6:30pm.
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Please join us for a special evening presenting local author Jennifer Gasner and her featured book, My Unexpected Life: Finding Balance Beyond My Diagnosis, an award-winning, coming-of-age story about the author’s diagnosis with Friedreich’s ataxia and meeting the challenges it brought her with humor and determination. In this captivating memoir, Jennifer shares how her assumptions about disability and her outlook on life changed. 


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At seventeen, Jennifer Gasner was diagnosed with Friedreich’s Ataxia, a rare, progressive, neuromuscular disease. Her advocacy on behalf of people with disabilities gave her the courage to move to San Diego where she's worked for various non-profits and became involved in the disability community. As ambassador for the Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance, Jennifer participated in Rare Across America, meeting with legislators to discuss current legislation affecting more than 25 million Americans living with one or more rare diseases.



Author of the Month is a project of the Friends of San Diego Central Library and is held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. HELP the Friends to support the Library and become a member.


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Need disability-related modifications or accommodations? Information and program content can be made available in alternative formats upon request by emailing JFRogers@sandiego.gov.