I have been to India four times now with Palmer College of Chiropractic as a faculty doctor. For those of you unfamiliar with the program, doctorial students who are three to six months away from graduation, volunteer their time and money to go around the world to help open free Chiropractic clinics. This marvelous phenomenon happens three times a year and I have had the privilege to go on six trips now, one as a student and five as a faculty doctor.
We have seen some amazing people with some extraordinary problems in India. Even though the people we see are suffering, they are so grateful for my care that they receive. I don’t know who has the greatest healing on these adventures, the patients or me.
I thought I would post some pictures of a couple of the patients I helped to see in India. Some of the stories are heartbreaking, but overall they all manage to keep a glimmer of hope of health.
This is what this beautiful little girl’s right hip looks like inside. It’s not there…a severe bone infection ate her femur away, but she still loves everything life gives her.
Helping to realign a girls pelvis after she had leg lengthening surgery to give her one more inch in height. You can see where they broke her legs and repined them so she would grow more.
India is incredible. The heat, dust, smells, children, love and laughter. There really is no place like it, and moments like this really make it all worth it!