Learn from Dustin about the shifting realities of autoimmune disease (Ep. 02)

Warrior: Dustin
Snowflake: RRMS
HSCT: 4/19/16, Chicago
Superpower: Zen

Do you find yourself struggling to adapt with shifting realities of autoimmune disease? Are you looking to find peace in your life? Or get inspired by transformational journeys?

hsct ep 02 dustin

Meet Dustin, a warrior diagnosed with multiple sclerosis who received HSCT at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, four years after his initial diagnosis. His abilities were rapidly declining, he relied on a cane to walk, and was eager to find a “cure for MS.”

His resolve helped him let go of the need to be in control and stop trying to plan for future uncertain

ties. He was able to allow Dr. Burt to “take the reigns,” and completely trusted the nurses and staff throughout the HSCT process. Hopefully Dustin finds continued healing and someday soon he will be able to accomplish all that he feels ready for.

Tune in to hear Dustin’s journey with HSCT, his secrets to staying positive and strategies to cope during the two-week-plus long hospital stay where “you’re never alone, but you’re always lonely.”

Special thanks to musical genius Billy Alletzhauser for sharing his superpowers to create the soundtrack, edit, and produce the audio to make this podcast possible. You can find us both when you subscribe on SoundCloud, iTunes or wherever you find your podcasts.

Take a moment to leave a review because your feedback will help to develop even better episodes, and your ratings will help other people find the show. Tune in next Wednesday for a brand new episode, highlighting another HSCT Warrior. Until then, be a snowflake and embrace your superpowers.  Be kind. Be well.

Hosted by: Dr. Jen Stansbury Koenig aka “Zen Jen”
Tags: #HSCT, #HSCTwarriors, #autoimmunedisease, #RRMS, #HSCTsnowflakes, #HSCTsuperpowers


Jen Stansbury Koenig and the producers disclaim medical influence and responsibility for any possible adverse effects from the use of information contained herein. If you think you have a medical problem, please contact a licensed physician immediately.


  1. Again, excellent! Very informative and helpful to anyone who has compassion and curiosity for making our world and health better! MS is such an insidious disease, way too much pharma driven false information for people desperately seeking answers to feeling whole again! Good job!

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    • Thank you so much, Jason! If you have a moment to leave a quick review or share more about what you liked about the show in iTunes, it will help other listeners find the show and know what to expect.

      If not, no worries – your kindness is appreciated, and we hope you’ll continue to tune in!


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