cries of the world’s millions whose bodies
are ravaged by malnutrition and disease, and whose
future prospects often are severely handicapped
by the lack of a means to learn how to better their
own lives, can no longer be ignored. We in chiropractic
who have been blessed with the means to bring comfort
and hope to our less fortunate fellow human beings
must not pretend we do not hear, for our hearts
do hear. And our hearts demand that we reach out,
that we do what needs to be done, and that we do
~ Dr. Sid E. Williams
International, a humanitarian service foundation,
was the natural outgrowth of Life Foundation.
Through this organization supporters are able
to put their personal resources into action. It
is a perfect example of the Movement’s guiding
philosophy of loving, giving, and serving out
of one’s own abundance.
Humanitarian influence of Life International is
being felt throughout the world. Where ever there
is need, our direct aid programs are creating
a better, healthier world for those they serve.
Important Message from Dr. Sid E. Williams Founder
and President of Life International
the face of so much suffering on such a large
scale it’s easy to say that nothing can
be done. The job is too big.
We in Life International have looked squarely
at these great challenges and have renewed our
commitment to service. The job is great, but the
will of many in the field of humanitarian service
is great as well. Clearly, we will not solve the
many intractable problems that face our brothers
and sisters around the world, but we have made
During the past year, Life International has focused
intently upon the areas in which we have expertise
and a track record of accomplishment.
Our history has been one of using a relatively
small budget to reach goals that will have a lasting
impact. With that idea in mind, we have channeled
our resources into developing programs in the
nations of Costa Rica and Senegal.
Our selection of the Latin American nation of
Costa Rica was made with careful deliberation.
An international destination for travelers, it
boasts a stable democratic government that has
been open to our efforts to provide health care
services to its people.
The first step was the opening of a chiropractic
research clinic in the headquarters of the Costa
Rican Olympic Committee. Through our close relationship
with the government and health care organizations
such as Clinica Biblica, we were able to reach
out to the countryside through our mobile health
care unit program.
Doctors of Chiropractic joined with Costa Rican
nurses and dentists to travel to remote areas
of the country, such as Zapote, and into heart
of the capitol city of San Jose. These mobile
units were able to move into areas such as this
and set up portable equipment, and provide on-the-spot
care to needy people who previously had no access
to such services. Since the program began in 2000,
the Mobile Unit Program has conducted regular
visits to many different areas of the Costa Rica.
After six years of cooperative involvement in
this nation, we have joined with the University
of Costa Rica to help develop educational exchange
programs. The government – recognizing the
need for the development of a strong profession
within the county – has approved and signed
into law legislation recognizing and regulating
the chiropractic profession.
Moving across the globe to the African continent,
Life International is also working to establish
humanitarian programs in Senegal. Our organization
has provided Senegal’s health ministry with
technical information about the science of chiropractic,
and we have worked closely with government officials
to develop legislation recognizing the chiropractic
We are pleased that Senegal offers many opportunities
for developing cooperative educational and health
care programs. The Mobile Unit – now fully
field-tested in Costa Rica – will be adapted
for use in Senegal and other african nations.
These two great nations – on two very different
continents – offer Life International unparalleled
opportunities for our services. Using these programs
as models, and with the generous donations from
our dedicated friends and supporters, we can truly
begin to make a difference in the world. Although
we cannot solve all of the world’s problems,
we can, one by one, improve the lives of countless
numbers of people everywhere.
By serving those in need, we also improve our
lives as well. As someone who has dedicated his
life to service, it has always been clear to me
that when we help those in need we also satisfy
a great need within ourselves as well.
E. Williams, B.S., D.C.
Founder and Chairman of the Board of Trustees
Without Borders (CWB) is an organization that
is managed by dedicated chiropractors to help
those suffering to receive help that only chiropractors
can deliver. CWB will respond to disaster throughout
the world and will deliver qualified chiropractic
healthcare, at the point of emergency where it
can be of most benefit. This is exciting!
CWB a letter that you would like to be placed
on ready alert whenever catastrophe occurs and
be ready to go in a precise time frame. You can
be on the first line of duty, which will require
establishing tents, a housing community, food
services and sanitation to be used by those serving
and benefiting from the aid provided.
is a huge, exciting challenge. Because of the
magnitude of this effort and the need that tragedy
brings, we are expecting your wholehearted support.
Fill out the information on the contribution page
following, and join our team.