From a press release:
In late September, Dr. Brooke Sharp, D.C., of New Era Chiropractic in Saline took part in a chiropractic mission trip to the Dominican Republic.
For three days, 60 chiropractors and students wandered through the villages adjusting anyone within their reach. The group she traveled with is called Chiromission, a non-profit organization of chiropractors from the United States and Canada. Twice a year, they travel to the Dominican and bring school supplies, money and, of course, chiropractic to the people in and around the city of Puerto Plata.
Chiromission started in 2007 and has built Casa de Oricion (house of prayer built for low income families to get medicine when they could not otherwise afford it) and built an orphanage that currently houses 43 children.
With the money that was raised by several offices here and in Canada, they were able to pay the salaries for 20 local teachers, give them school supplies, feed all 43 orphans half of all their meals for the next 6 months, and are well on their way to putting a second story on the orphanage in order to hold up to 96 children.
“This is truly an amazing group,” Sharp said. “I was honored to be a part of it all.”
It is estimated that in three days, the group adjusted somewhere between 50,000-70,000 people. Sharp estimates she adjusted as many as 1,200.
Though she had too many experiences to list, there were two that stood out.
After she was done adjusting a little 18-month old boy, she handed him back to his grandmother and he began reaching for her saying, “mas, mas” which means more, more.
The other is “very near and dear to my heart,” she said. She toured Mustard Seed House, one of several around the country that houses incapacitated children, most with cerebral palsy. She was afraid of what conditions she might find, but all the children were clean, well fed and happy, Sharp said.
She was allowed to go around and adjust them all, receiving hugs and smiles all around.