NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - New Providence Chiropractic has been raising funds for the Make a Wish Foundation in order to help grant the wish of one of their patients.
Will was born with an 80-degree curve in his spine, fused ribs and without a right kidney. Will’s neck was so severely bent it was virtually inseparable from his shoulder. He did however have a healthy heart and lungs but he was instructed to seek special treatment. He and his family flew to Texas in order to be outfitted with a titanium rib implant. It works like a car jack, separating the ribs so the heart and lungs can grow normally.
Will has to fly to Texas twice a year to undergo surgery to adjust the titanium rib implant and strengthen and straighten the spine. He was granted a wish by the Make a Wish Foundation and chose to go to Wimbledon.
“The Make-A-Wish Foundation’s mission of granting a sick child’s fondest wish personally inspired me to want to do as much as possible to aid them in their commendable mission," said Dr. Schlobohm. "My family endured a personal tragedy with the illness of our 9-year-old niece, Sydney. The miraculous efforts of all of the tireless volunteers at the Make-A-Wish Foundation granted her an incredible experience before she lost her battle with a brain tumor in 2005. Having a wish come true can be an integral part of the healing process for a child battling a life-threatening illness and a wonderful, much needed reprieve for the family.
“We are thrilled to announce we have raised enough funds to grant Will’s Wish. We are so grateful to our patients and the community for all their donations and referrals. We couldn’t have done this without their tremendous support” Dr. Schlobohm said.
New Providence Chiropractic will continue to raise funds for the Make a Wish Foundation.
All new patients will receive a chiropractic consultation, an orthopedic and neurological exam, and X-rays (if necessary) with a subsequent visit to discuss their findings at no charge value in exchange for a minimum $25 donation to the Make a Wish Foundation.