A Quick Check-in
Thank you for taking the time to take a look at my page and see what I am up to. As many of you may know, I am an 8th quarter student at Life Chiropractic College West near San Francisco. I have 7 more quarters left before I graduate, so officially halfway done! With great determination I've been working over 40+ hours a week at school and many more hours dedicated outside the classroom at weekend seminars to practice my skills. If you haven't heard from me in a while, it's because of this! I know it will all be worth it once I graduate and begin working towards my passion to help people become connected to their health again. It has been such a blessing to find my calling in a career that will allow me to bring health and healing to so many people.
Where Am I Going Next?
On September 23rd I will board a plane for Haiti, where I will spend 4 days checking and adjusting hundreds of men, women and children, and another 4 days we will travel to the Dominican Republic thereafter visiting schools and hospitals to check and adjust those who need it. We will be serving people who have little to no access to healthcare at all. I have been training for an experience like this for the past two years. I will be accompanied by experienced Chiropractors, 10 other students from my school, as well as nearly 30 other Chiropractic students from different parts of the USA. Dr. Peter Morgan’s ChiroMissions team goes to the same area every 3 months – so the community has grown accustomed to receiving fairly regular chiropractic care. This trip to Haiti will be Dr. Morgan’s 76th service trip! In response to the earthquake they started a non-profit and built an orphanage. We will spend a good amount of time at the orphanage, checking and adjusting the orphans and caregivers – and of course playing with the kids! His service trips are well-run, with positive reviews from my colleagues. I'm confident this will allow us to focus our energy where it matters.
The name of the organization is Chiromissions and you can find out more about it here: http://www.chiromissions.com
Over the course of full adjusting days, we will be checking and adjusting spines in the following locations:
· United Nations Military Base – We will check and adjust the staff at night, as we will be staying at the UN base.
· Orphanage – We will serve the Orphans and their caretakers. Rumour has it we may have the opportunity to stay at the orphanage one night!
· Market – Busiest market in town.
· Clothing Factory – Largest employer in the area.
· Schools and hospitals in the Dominican Republic
Why do I need your help?
In order to make this trip a reality it is going to require money. My goal of $2,500 will cover all potential expenses...flights, food, ground transportation and boards crossing fees as well as lodging (8 days). Food and proper hydration is especially important given the conditions and volume of people we will serve. Crowd funding is a great practice of funding a project or venture by raising many small amounts from a large number of people.
From The Bottom Of My Heart
I invite you to join me on this trip of pure service with me, to particpate in any way you feel called. Kind words and prayers are greatly appreciated if that is how you can best support me! Your support inspires me to serve more people and to give of myself at levels I've never reached before. If you feel it is in your being to support this cause I am ready to gratefully receive your gift. I appreciate your financial support more than you know.
I am looking forward to the transformation that this service trip will ultimately bring. Thank you immensely for being a part of my journey :)
In case you're still reading...here's a little more info about my profession:
Chiropractic is the science, art and philosophy of detecting and removing vertebral subluxations. Subluxations are minor dislocations of spinal bones (vertebra) that cause the nerves exiting the spinal cord to become impinged. When this occurs the brain is not able to communicate messages from the brain to the body and vice versa. These messages can be for heart rate, digestion or even breathing..and of course sending and recieving pain signals. The brain also allows us to interact with the world...how we feel, who we love and what motivates us. If there is an interference in the transmission of these messages someone will not be able to function at their highest potential, which can impact physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well being. Chiropractic adjustments restore the brain-body connection to facilitate healing and improved communications within the nerve system in the body.
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