Jeff Ingram and Penny Ingram

Ingram3Jeff 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.

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

Listen to the message Jeff recorded for himself:


Originally aired on December 13, 2012, on NPR’s Morning Edition.

Above: Penny and Jeff got married on New Year’s Eve, 2006, after Jeff proposed to Penny twice. Photo courtesy of Penny and Jeff Ingram.