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Grateful patient leaves bequest to Palmer College

Palmer College of Chiropractic was one of the recipients named in the will of a 96-year old chiropractic patient from Silvis, Ill., who requested to remain anonymous. He designated Palmer College to receive 6.5 percent of his estate, resulting in an unrestricted charitable gift of more than $40,000, which the Palmer administration directed into the permanent endowment fund.

Not listed as a graduate of Palmer College, research showed he had been a patient of Palmer’s Illinois clinic for more than 10 years. Then in his later years, when he couldn’t travel to the Palmer Clinic, he received his chiropractic care from Palmer graduate H. Daniel Bobb, D.C., ’76, of Silvis, Ill.

Dr. Bobb says, “He was a hardworking man who retired after 50 years of serving as a company president. He enjoyed golfing and hunting and faithfully received chiropractic care. He attributed chiropractic care as one of the reasons for his long life and was extremely grateful for the benefits he experienced from his care.”

With gifts to the endowment fund, the principal of the gift is never spent and only the interest earned is used to fund student scholarships and to support student and College programs. This grateful patient’s legacy will live on, and the investment he made in Palmer College will impact chiropractic students forever.

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