Jacalyn Buettner, D.C., third from left, provided chiropractic
care to many people during her mission trip to Peru, including
this family from one of the villages the team visited.
On Sept. 29, 2006, Jacalyn Buettner, D.C., Davenport ’85, joined a
team of healthcare professionals on a one-week mission sponsored
by the Flying Doctors of America, a non-profit group established in
1990 to bring vital help to the “poorest of the poor.” Dr. Buettner
and fellow chiropractors, dentists, physicians, nurses and pharmacists,
donated their services to the indigenous population at health
clinics in the Valle Sagrado de los Incas, or “Sacred Valley of the
Incas,” which is located in the Andes. During the three-day stay,
the team cared for more than 800 people.
“This was one of the most rewarding experiences and exciting adventures
of my life,” said Dr. Buettner, who practices in San Francisco.
“Most of the people have back problems as they carry heavy loads on
their backs. Many are farmers. Most of their work is done by hand.”