When I was 11, my life was blessed and forever changed with a brother named Jonathon. An individual that has left so many warm impressions on my heart and has changed me for the greater good of others. God used Jonathon to teach me patience, understanding but the biggest one of all compassion. Jonathon was diagnosed with multiple labels such as autistic, bipolar disorder and mental retardation. Labels that leave a person of understanding; misunderstood and confused.
As I ventured through my many years at Chiropractic College I always kept in the back of my mind how I could help Jonathon. Not only him but other precious children and their families like ours. Through many tough challenges he faced, chiropractic seemed to be the hope that was missing in Jonathon’s life. Within months of providing chiropractic care for Jonathon, I began to see what was once a dim light in his eyes and a lifeless body, start to emerge into a kid shining brightly and a body full of potential. What was once a struggle for him like speaking complete sentences now was an everyday phenomenon. Though chiropractic care does not TREAT or CURE diseases of the body, it does offer a better way for it to function, heal and thrive in a state of optimal health through a clear neurological connection between the brain and the body.
Chiropractic has given me more than a job or a career to do in my life, it has given me the gift of experiencing TRUE Health for myself but it also has given me the ability to share that gift with the ones I love.
“Health comes from within” was a bold concept but I trusted it for all I knew it couldn’t hurt Jonathon but only help him. Trust the Power that made the body for it is the Power of perfection. Albert Schweitzer, M.D. said it best:
“Each patient carries his own doctor inside of him. They come to us not knowing that truth. We are at our best when we give the doctor that resides within each patient a chance to work.”
Love what you do and do what you love and do it better than anyone else.