Excerpt: Recently, I had a wonderful conversation with a young, highly motivated colleague who has played a role in linking up doctors of chiropractic with students of chiropractic in a mentor-mentee relationship. She was inspirational! Our talk was a walk down memory lane for me and a reminder of how much gratitude I have for those who have mentored me.
The Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary defines a mentor as “a trusted counselor or guide.” In my personal experience it has been individuals who have helped me achieve educational and career goals, projects (like completing another issue of the JCCP) or general life advice with all out generosity of spirit. While in school, I was lucky enough to have a 10th Trimester student “adopt” me the first week of school and remain a friend for life as well as the wonderful chiropractor who cared for this penniless chiropractic single parent and her two children in exchange for hugs through my entire education. These mentors, along with Dr. Lorraine M. Golden, founder of Kentuckiana Children’s Center, who was the epitome of who I wanted to be as a chiropractor, kept me in school when I would have given up under the weight of just life in general.
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