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When Don Lowell Fisher, he is a quadriplegic due to
associate professor of ana- the autoimmune disease and
tomical science, was first he's exempted from research
diagnosed with multiple requirements because of his
sclerosis in 1978, after only disability, Fisher still con-
six years of teaching and tinues to teach and publish
research at the University, he books and articles,
didn't retire but instead saw Fisher attended under-
the silver lining for his stu- graduate and graduate school
dents. at Brigham Young Univer-
"I decided that if I'd quit sity. He went on to receive his
it'd be a terrible waste of a Ph.D. in experimental embry-
superb education," Fisher ology and pathology from the
said. "My MS has not affect- University of Minnesota in
ed my memory. The only 1971.
major problem is just that I Fisher has received a
speak a little slower - and number of teaching awards,
actually, the students find it including the Kaiser Perma-
easier to take notes. I enjoy nente Award, the most pres-
teaching." tigious teaching award given
More than 30 years later, by the University's Medical
Fisher is now 68 and still School. Fisher retired from
teaching anatomy to medical active faculty status in 2007,
and undergraduate students but he continues to teach
at the University. Though anatomy classes.
According to Fisher, the
most important lesson he
tries to teach his students
is not to allow a disability to
hold them back.
"The severely handicapped
are not useless," Fisher said.
"You do whatever you want to
do with your handicap. Even
though I'm handicapped, I4
can still triumph."
Though Fisher said he
enjoys his time with his stu-
dents, he said his family is
also very importantto him.
"I've been married for 42
years. I have four children,
two boys, two girls," Fisher
said. "They all graduated
from Brigham Young Uni-
versity with a 3.9 GPA. They,
really surprised their father!
They are all married, and I TOREHN SHARMAN/Daily
have 16 grandchildren." Professor Don Fisher, who has multiple sclerosis, teaches anatomy to students at the
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