Since I was very young, all I wanted to do was to be a collegiate basketball player. I spent thousands of hours in the gym alone, shooting baskets and practicing dribbling. I exerted all the energy of my life to be good enough to get a scholarship playing at the collegiate level and have my undergrad schooling paid for. I found myself emotionally bound to this sport that could make me feel invincible and afraid, powerful and weak. The sound of a basketball bouncing in an empty gym, the deep, short thud echoing off the walls, they made my heart skip and gave me thrilled goose bumps. I adored the smell of a well worn basketball, as familiar as an old friend as I ran my fingers over its soft, worn surface. I lived for the feeling I had after a hard fought win over an opponent that challenged us, or may have even been a better team, knowing that my teammates and I worked together to come out on top. I had many victories, feelings of joy, many defeats, and temporary misery. To this day I hold numerous different records at my school, and was a top five all-time career record in scoring.
The love came to an end.
You are only allowed to play fours years of a collegiate sport. Upon graduation, I had a pre-medical degree that I had no idea what to do with, and a love that was broken. I happened to have a meeting that sparked my interest and made me think about my future. It made me think that maybe chiropractic school would be good for me. I already had the medical prerequisite to go to a chiropractic school and learn all about it.
Three and a half years later, I now have my doctorate in chiropractic and am an expert at taking tests. I furthered my education by getting a special advanced degree in a little-know procedure called upper cervical specific chiropractic. Now, I’ve found a new and more genuine love – working with people to empower them to reach their highest potential. Now my favorite feeling is delivering that first adjustment and knowing that that patient’s life will forever be changed. I live for the sound of the stories of their lives and how they’re able to do the things they love again, and the miracles they experience that they never thought possible.
A new love story. A forever love story.
This is a forever love story. I am lucky enough to find my true purpose: there is no better feeling than watching someone sick get well. Please spread the word of love. If someone you know is dealing with a chronic health issue, I would love to help them regain their life. Please come by the office to have their nervous system checked, it might save their life.
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