Student SmilingHow Clinic Abroad Changed My Life

For Davenport Campus student (and now graduate) Anjlene, Palmer's Clinic Abroad Program (CAP), changed her life. No, she didn’t go on one of the CAP trips to a foreign country to provide care. She was was living in Fiji when Clinic Abroad came to her home.

Angie was only 16 when the Clinic Abroad Program visited her hometown of Labasa in Fiji. Without knowing what Palmer or chiropractic was, she was one of the many people who went to the clinic without having “the faintest idea as to the amazing results that chiropractic provided.” Growing up in a third-world country did not allow for much knowledge of medical care, let alone chiropractic.

“I wonder whether [the doctors and students] thought I was crazy asking so many questions!” she said. “I watched the interns from Palmer render the chiropractic care to kids with health problems and saw the kids giggle and smile with gratitude after the adjustment. It made me smile to think how amazing and wonderful chiropractic is and gave me the reason to pursue a passion such as this.”

Angie had never “stepped out of the comforts of her home,” let alone traveled to the U.S. before coming to Palmer. But from the moment she started at Palmer, she knew she had made the right choice.

“I have learned a lot of things and still am,” she said. “I am grateful to have such an opportunity, and I would do it again.”

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