April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and we are highlighting community supporters that are all about our mission, our programs and our kids. Life Family Chiropractic and Dr. Chris Akey does just that. And has been for 16 years!
A little background and history of you and Life Family Chiropractic:
I wanted to be a Chiropractor because I was a chiropractic patient as a kid and it helped me from severe asthma, allergies and curvature of the spine. I knew I wanted to focus on helping kids and families since I was helped so much as a child. Life Family Chiropractic was established in 2002 and I have been in practice for 20 years this year.
How did you become involved with the Children’s Safety Center?
Every child that receives services at the Children’s Safety Center gets to pick out a stuffed animal to take home before they leave. I do a Teddy Bear drive every February and was trying to find a place that would benefit kids and also be a non-profit. Once I read what the Children’s Safety Center was about, I knew they were the place to donate to.
Why do you continue to stay involved?
I continue to stay involved because of the impact that Children’s Safety Center has on our community and the great need for their services. We have been donating the stuffed animals for 16 years and I have donated financially for years as well. I will continue both for years to come.
What is your favorite thing about the Children’s Safety Center?
Their highly committed staff. They are constantly looking for ways to improve and expand their services for the kids in our community. Have you seen a Children’s Safety Center Facebook post? Check one out and you will see for yourself.
Why is it important to spread the mission of the Children’s Safety Center to our community?
It is so unfortunate that there has to be a need but it is because of this need that the mission of Children’s Safety Center has to continue on. The Children’s Safety Center has made a positive impact from their public education and services that are provided to the kids in our community.
Fun Fact that people may not know about you?
My wife and I have 8 kids