Dr. Michael Whitman (left), chiropractor at the Back and Neck Pain Treatment Center Inc., U.S. 40 E, and members of his staff, Lynda Brown and Irine Hayes, along with Brown's daughter, Maggie, prepare to help Peter Latrenta of the House of Hope load up the food and supplies they gathered in their "Doctor with a Heart for Thanksgiving."
On Nov. 22, everyone who brought in $10 worth of supplies from the "House of Hope Needs List" provided got a full chiropractic treatment and were entered in a raffle for a large turkey.
For $15 or $15 worth of supplies, any new or former patient could get a complete consultation, an exam with two X-rays if needed and two raffle tickets. With all donated cash, the staff bought food for the House of Hope's Christmas party and presented Latrenta with the leftover money.
Latrenta was grateful for their support, saying, "The House of Hope would like to give thanks to Jesus for all his great blessings. I also want to say thanks to all the community of Brazil for their faithful support."