The is my grandmother, Doris Lene Desmond.
My grandmother was hospitalized while I was doing job training for the US Army. She had been sick and did not tell anyone in the family. Within a couple weeks of being hospitalized, she died from colon cancer. I made it home from training, but was not able to see her before she died. However, I made a promise to her. She never heard that promise. Unspoken Promise is my way of fulling that promise.
I was not able to care for my grandmother in her last days, but I promised her that I would care for others when they are injured and sick.
I am on a mission to be present for 4,090,000 people afflicted with cardiovascular diseases, cancers, respiratory diseases, diabetes, and musculoskeletal injuries; however, I need your help.
My name is Ryan, and I am hoping that you can help me out. I joined the Army in hopes of becoming a physical therapist. I never got there, but I did serve for about 7 years as a medic. I had a ton of fun experiences that gave me a desire to become a physician instead of a physical therapist. I actually gave up on that dream, until my grandmother passed away in 2018. I made a promise to her that I would go to medical school and care for the injured and sick. In order to get there, I had to go back to school to complete prerequisite classes. I completed all of my prereqs, and started a doctorate program in Chiropractic to become a specialist in neuromuscular and skeletal anatomy and physiology. My goal is to become a musculoskeletal radiologist and return to the military as an Army Radiologist. When I get into medical school all of my educational expenses will be covered by the military. However, right now I need about $125,000 to finish Chiropractic school. My GI Bill is running out in 4 weeks, so I need to come up with $7,843 in the next few weeks to continue going to school next quarter. Right now, I cannot take out anymore student loans.
Any help is appreciated.
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Yellow was my grandmother’s favorite color. And dark blue is for colon cancer awareness. The launch of The Doc Desmond Brand serves two purposes. I celebrate her life and raise awareness for the healing power of lifestyle.