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Chiropractor Lends a Healing Hand in Haiti

April 30, 2010

[originally published in KCN, April 2010]

On January 12, 2010, the world reached out to the people of Haiti following their catastrophic 7.0 magnitude earthquake that reduced the entire capital city of Port-au-Prince to  rubble and ruin.  Unfortunately much of the relief aid was slow to arrive due to damaged transportation facilities and chaos.  But that didn’t stop chiropractor Rennie Statler of Danbury, CT.  Within nine days of the devastating event, he, along with a handful of colleagues, was on a jet plane heading south — leaving his comfortable office and familiar surroundings to hand-deliver supplies of food, water, and of course, chiropractic care to the hurting Haitian country.

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Chiropractors Lend a Hand at Ground Zero

September 11, 2009

-Never Forget-

911 Twin Towers Fire

[originally published in KCN, November 2001]

September 11, 2001. There’s no question about the magnitude of the tragedy that occurred on this day — exactly what the terrorists  were looking for.  But what they probably didn’t forecast was the altruistic backlash that rose up because of it.  No, they didn’t tear us down — they built us up.  Made us stronger than we’ve ever been as a nation.  They’ve rekindled a spirit of patriotism that our founding fathers must have had.  The words “United States,” “In God We Trust,” and “God Bless America” now have a deeper, more emotional tie than they’ve ever had for most of us.

Perhaps one of the greatest lessons that has come from all of 911 American Flagthis is the tremendous  debt of gratitude that we owe our nation’s firefighters, police, and paramedics.  Men and women who are all too easily taken for granted, yet they continue to serve and protect us everyday — even if the day happens to be September 11, 2001. (more…)


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