It is hard for me to believe that I have already been in practice for 15 years. It just doesn’t seem like that long, at least on the surface. When I give it some thought, I realize a lot has happened in that time. Especially the number of stories of lives changed and lives saved. Images of people and their testimonials flash in my mind. It seems they could go on forever, there are so many. Even now we are gearing up to do another round of video testimonials because there are a whole bunch more stories to capture – just from the last few months! (we would love you to share your story – just ask Sasha)
When I look at what I want going forward for myself, for this practice, and for this community is more – more lives changed, more beautiful stories, more people who come in broken and bent, then transition to walk tall, with real smiles and their dignity returned.
There are so many more people out there who need a life changer. People who right now are sick, suffering and broken. People you many not even know, but you see them. People who would seek help, if they just knew what to do. People who are desperate, but can’t find the help they need.
What do they need? They need you. They need the life of a real person who has enough love to bump into their life and tell them, “Here’s a card, I’m not sure what’s going on, but I am sure – these guys can help.”
The Compassion card you received is more valuable than riches, far more valuable than recognition and prestige. Here is the story of someone who was referred in by someone just like you:
One year ago I was a very sick person. I was always in pain. On the very best days I had a constant ache in my back and neck. I would put on a happy face and cope with it because I felt that nobody was interested in my complaining. I had numb and cold feet and hands, chronic sinusitis, allergies, earaches and chest infections as well as very bad headaches. I could not make it through the day without taking a 1-2 hour-long nap. I was chronically tired and walked around in a fog. I could not think straight or concentrate. I would often stumble over nothing when walking. Those were my best days.
On my worst days I was in excruciating pain. It was only through shear willpower that I could stand up or sit. When it got really bad I would just take to our couch and sleep. I cancelled a lot of social invitations because I simply was not up to it. It was depressing. Doctors could not find out what was wrong with me.
When I came to see Dr. Brad he listened to me and cared for me. He found out that I did have a lot of very real and serious problems with my neck and spine. He explained to me that these problems were putting pressure on my nervous system and causing the symptoms that I was experiencing. He did not treat me like I was crazy. It meant a lot to me.
One year later I am feeling much better. My worst days are way better than my best days ever were. I started out in April walking 10 min a day very slowly and in pain, now I can do a combination of walking and jogging for over an hour with no pain. I have plenty of energy for anything that I want to do and am becoming very active and fit. Oh, and as a fringe benefit of feeling better, I have lost about 40 lbs. My headaches that I was having, sinusitis and allergies, are all very rare now. I can’t have ever imagined feeling this good! I am looking forward to continuing my treatments and feeling even better!
Thank you God for leading me to Dr. Brad! I don’t think that I could have gone on the way that I was much longer.
Be a Blessing – give your Compassion card to someone!
Dr. Brad, Dr. Paul and the New Life Team
PS – hope you saw the part where she lost 40lbs! Join us at our Weight Loss Workshop on June 8th.