wounded-veteran-in-front-of-flagMy dedication to our wounded warriors

It is my observation that almost everyone seems to have a cause which they believe in so much, that, when they speak of this cause, they become seemingly ignited by an inner flame. As a physician, I notice how an individual becomes transformed when he/she puts their intention on their cause. I notice things like: a quickening pulse, dilated pupils, speech which is rapid and intensified, and a sense of hyper-focus. For my sister-in-law this cause is Animal Welfare; for a good friend of mine, this cause is Autism Awareness. I was recently out of town for a medical convention and I met a young man in a coffee shop who worked in the field of housing/urban development. It didn’t take me long to find out how passionately he felt about helping those who are Homeless.

My cause? If you are familiar with my charity page then you probably already know the answer…I feel passionate about helping out those wounded warriors who put their own lives on the line to protect the rights and freedoms and safety of others. I refer to this group of individuals collectively as Warriors – they include: military servicemen and women, police, firefighters, and first responders. I am particularly passionate about helping those who have sustained an injury during their Service to Others. It is my goal to help as many of these wounded warriors as possible (including their families).

To me, the everyday deeds of these individuals call upon the utmost in courage, discipline, dedication, and self-sacrifice. These individuals are summoned on a regular basis to risk their own welfare to serve others.

I can think of no higher calling, nor any act which delineates more bravery.

I am personally blessed to have many of these individuals in my own family. My father served in the Korean War. My father-in-law served in World War II. My brother served in the Gulf War. I have two brothers-in-law who served in the Vietnam War. My husband is a Policeman. Me, I am just a doctor, but I have had the honor of treating many Warriors in my practice. When I do so I call upon the student creed which I have learned from my O’Sensei in Jiu-Jitsu training; as this creed also serves me well in Medicine. I will respect others at all times (of course these individuals all deserve our utmost respect) and I will develop the might (knowledge) for right (to heal as many of these individuals as I can).

If any of you reading this know of any Warrior who may benefit from Holistic Laser Therapy, please send me their story. It is my intention to treat as many of these individuals as possible. Please call Dr. Candice Perkins – 631-418-5606 to nominate an individual to receive free treatment during IBW’s monthly Wounded Warrior Dedication Day.

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