Dana’s Bio (211 words)

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Dana M. Rosser is a homemaker, mother and wife, married to Dr. James “Butch” Rosser Jr., a world-renowned laparoscopic surgeon.  Dana is dedicated to educating people on how to support a loved ones challenge with obesity.  Dana takes the unique vantage point of offering comfort and understanding from the often over looked spousal/family members perspective.  Her focus is to lead the mass of supporters out of seclusion, address their emotions, and help them navigate through the delicate issues of caring for a loved who is “nutritional challenged.” Through her efforts, she hopes to aid in strengthening communication of the family unit as they learn to conquer this obstacle as a unified front.

Dana and Dr. Rosser reside in Orlando, Florida and are the proud parents of five children; Kevin, Duane, Nicole and twins Taylor and Tianna.  A native of Akron, Ohio and a graduate of The University of Akron, she enjoys, cooking, reading, running, writing and traveling as a few of her favorite pastimes. Dana has also written articles, is co-author of “Unbreakable Spirit Rising above the Impossible” and has lectured for the National Medical Association (Regional & National), Harvard Patients Safety and Obesity surgery conference, and the American Academy of Family Practitioners conference with regard to this very delicate subject.


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Thru Thick & Thin: Facing Obesity thru the Eyes of a Loved One


Are you married to an overweight spouse, or have a relative who is obese, or a really heavy friend?

Do you have feelings and thoughts about your relationship with them and are some of your feelings anger, shame, frustration, hopelessness, or desperation?

I have written this book for you. It’s a book that…

  • Validates yours and other’s real and heartfelt, conflicted feelings.
  • Gives tips on coping with a loved one’s obesity.
  • Tells the stories of others who have gone through this same challenge and either came out triumphantly on the other side or failed trying their best and making healthy decisions for themselves and their obese loved one.
  • Is informative not only to the supporter, but to the person who suffers with this disease.


“Thru Thick & Thin” is a story of triumph over severe obesity and the arduous journey of both patient and family members. Anyone who struggles with obesity or cares deeply for a loved one with obesity should read this book!”
– Philip Schauer, M.D., Professor of Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio

“The key to overcoming any challenge is education and enlightenment. As my good friend, Dr. Butch Rosser, would say. “You don’t know, what you don’t know and what you don’t know can cause you to fail.” This landmark book from his wife, Dana Rosser, provides critical information for those who dare to love the obese. This book is a must read.”
– Rod Paige, Ph.D., Former U.S. Secretary of Education, (January 20, 2001-January 20, 2005)

Purchase your copy today of the newly released book from Dana M. Rosser, “Thru Thick and Thin; Facing Obesity Thru the Eyes of a Loved One”.

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