By Emily Ramsey –
Little did I know that a car accident on June 18, 2015 would change our lives in such a positive way. My younger sister, Jesseca, and I were on our way to Seattle for an appearance at the Mariner’s game for her birthday weekend when we were hit from behind and thrown into the car in front of us. We were the 3rd car in a 4 car pile-up that resulted in my car being completely totaled. The pain that quickly set in had my sister and I fearing that we would not be able to make our cross country journey a few weeks later that would lead us to America’s National Teenage Scholarship Organization’s 45th Anniversary National Competition in Nashville, Tennessee.
My mom contact Dr Burdell of Wellness Consultants who quickly began treatments for us. Dr. Mark’s holistic approach to treatment was the only reason that we were able to make it to our national competition and enjoy an amazing 32 day trip across the country that took us through 23 states. Not only did he help us relieve the pain and tension of the car accident, but he also became a sponsor for our trip and helped us to obtain sponsorship through Metagenics, as well.
With Dr. Mark’s donations and those directly from Metagenics, we were able to supplement our meals with healthy meal replacement shakes and bars. This allowed us to be healthier during our travels, instead of just eating out every meal. During our competition week, we had long rehearsal days that would lead into competition. To be able to start our morning before practice with a healthy shake that kept us energized to make it through 14 to 16 hour days was invaluable to us both. While some girls were dragging and having to sit out part of the rehearsal, we were able to continue on and remain focused through the long days. At one point, I had missed a couple of shakes and my allergies starting bothering me to the point I thought we might have to see a Doctor. The next morning, I drank my shake and began feeling the allergies fade away. I know that when we head to nationals next year, we will definitely have our Metagenics with us!!
Both my sister and I were able to make the Top 10 in the country at Nationals. In addition to that, I received an Academic Excellence award that was complete with college scholarship. My sister and I both worked very hard to get to Nationals, but it is because of Dr. Mark’s care, concern, and desire to see us succeed and be healthy that we were actually able to make the trip and be as successful as we were. Thank you so much for being a part of our amazing journey and investing in our family…. mind, body, and soul. Dr. Mark and everyone at Wellness Consultants have definitely become family to us.