“You said, 'Well, I have a medical condition that I probably should share with you.'”

Jeff Ingram suffers from Dissociative Fugue, a rare type of amnesia. When he has an attack, his memory is wiped clean.

But each time he has to start his life over, his wife, Penny, is there to help him remember.

At StoryCorps, Penny told Jeff about the early days of their relationship.

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One reason the Ingrams wanted to record with StoryCorps was to preserve Jeff’s memories — in case he loses them again.

Here is the message he recorded for himself:

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Recorded in Olympia, Washington
Music Info: "Horizon Variations" by Max Richter from the album The Blue Notebooks.
Produced by Jasmyn Belcher
Facilitated by Chaela Herridge-Meyer and Luis Gallo
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