Healers and Helpers


Over the years I have been so grateful for the Physicians,  Massage Therapists, Physical Therapists, Personal Trainer and Podiatrist, all of whom have been a big part of the preparation and completion of each one of my long distance endeavors, not to mention: a computer tech, the master shoe cobbler, and family and friends.

Healers: First on this list is: {Dr. D. Craig Miller, M.D., (Thoracic Aortic Surgery), Stanford School of Medicine. Thank you Dr. Miller for keeping me alive…twice. {Carl Osborn, DO, PC, Ventana Wellness, Medford, Oregon. Your skills in orthopedic medicine and prolotherapy have made it possible for me to not only walk, but to walk long distances. {Dr. Chris Cutter, Sutter Coast Community Clinic, Crescent City, Ca. Thank you for your wisdom and support. {Dr. Jean Turner, DPM., Sebastopol, Ca. I am grateful for the day I walked into your office years ago. Thank you for your “less is more” approach to treatment and your support of my adventures. Cindy is a vital part of the care I receive during my visits. {Gay Jacobsen, NCMT, Bodega Bay, Ca. Your intuitiveness and experience helped me shift from painful feet to healing feet…thanks for the demonstration at the Sebastopol pool! {Fred Endert Municipal Pool, Crescent City, Ca. I am grateful for such a wonderful facility so close to home. {Judi Ramsey, F.N.P., Crescent City Internal Medicine. Always supportive and informative….thanks for your great spirit. {Shar Valentine, Physical Therapist and “lifesaver”, Sutter Coast Hospital. Your perseverance and expertise paid off….I am ready to walk! {Theresa Logan, Massage Therapist. A wonderful massage therapist who has come to my rescue more than once!! Thanks for your friendship and guidance. {Massage For Health, Connie Cain, Crescent City, Ca. Thanks for your healing work and supporting me in saying “Yes” to life. {The Club, Gina and Dennis, C.C., Ca. Thanks for the great workouts and encouraging me to safely stretch my body. {Universal Heart Center, C.C., Ca. Thanks to everyone for your support and healing thoughts, especially during the last couple of months. Helpers: {Chris McMullin, Travel Agent, C.C., Ca. Wow, thanks for getting us in and out of places we had never heard of. You really are the Euro Gal! {Dan’s Shoe Repair, Ashland, Oregon. When the style of Merrell boot that worked well for me was discontinued I tried three different pairs of boots that proceeded to strain my feet. Dan re-soled my old boots. I am grateful to have found your shop. {Scott Henderson, computer expert. (My words, not his). In my opinion I would not be posting and preparing to blog for the next two months without him. Thanks for your patience! {Leo and Bonnie Michels. Thanks for getting us to and from the airport for the third time and for following my postings. {Gideon and Margaret. Thanks for taking care of our home and our furry friends, Louie and Molly, so we can have peace of mind! Remember: you are the pack leaders:) {Red Rover Ranch, Crescent City, Ca. Thanks Jennifer for being available for daycare and boarding for Louie and Molly, as needed. {101 Nail Spa, Crescent City, Ca. More than a pedicure….helps keep my feet from injury while walking down steep hills….plus I love the spa chair:) {Marilyn Alcorn, Hair Stylist, C.C. Thanks for keeping my hair short and easy and for being my “chair therapist”! {Blog followers. Knowing that someone is reading, discussing, or just contemplating nudging themselves out of their “comfort zone” or just supporting us while we nudge ourselves is motivation for me to write rough drafts, download photos, and reply when I can. {Jason, Kim, Russell, Joy and Angel. Always holding a space in our hearts and minds….love the Holidays/Birthdays/Fun Times with you!

4 thoughts on “Healers and Helpers

  1. I am also very thankful for your healers and helpers. Otherwise I would not have met you on the Camino 2009!
    Sending you all my love, Lisa

    • Thanks Lisa! On the Camino de Frances in 2009 you were one of my helpers when I had a leg cramp and you are the first person I knew who took a “selfie” photo!

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