By LANCE MIHM
Dr Aaron Kiefer is currently offering residents a way to help both themselves and others in a unique way.
Kiefer has joined forces with the local Christmas Cheer Program and the Auglaize County Fraternal Order of Police to help less fortunate families in the area to enjoy a Christmas that they may not have had otherwise. To aid these organizations, Kiefer is offering a private health consultation, a postural examination, a computerized nervous system scan, and any necessary x-rays at his office, Tranquility Spinal Care, 1103 Gardenia Drive, Suite 2, as well as a detailed report of those findings in exchange for a a $25 donation of canned food, toys or cash.
Normally for all of those services, it would cost approximately $300.
This will be the third year Kiefer has helped out these programs.
“We use a specific process called ‘Nucca,’” Kiefer said Friday in a telephone interview. “It is very beneficial for many health issues.”
Kiefer shared research has shown that a person’s immune system can work at twice its current capacity by being under chiropractic care.
With this program, people can get a free evaluation at a fraction of the cost. Nucca focuses on accurately and precisely aligning the spine with a gentle adjustment applying less than the weight of a dime of pressure onto a person’s upper neck. Currently there is less than 400 Nucca practitioners in the world.
The Christmas Cheer program is administrated jointly by the Wapakoneta, Buckland, St. Johns and Uniopolis fire departments. It provides food and gifts to less fortunate families in the area. This year, the program will aid 336 families, the most it has ever helped. The two qualifying criteria for the program is that thee children must live within the Wapakoneta school district and they must be served by one of these fire districts.
“This year the need was a little greater so we expanded to 336 families,” Wapakoneta Fire Chief Kendall Krites said. “We had served 324 the previous two years. We are putting people on a waiting list right now and we will se how we are setting financially to see if we can help more than that.
The program is totally funded through local businesses, service groups, organizations and private individuals. Efforts such as Kiefer’s go a long way in funding the program. Area churches also furnish gifts for the youngsters.
The Shop with a Cop Program provides clothes and toys for 100 children each year and works with other organizations in the area so services are not duplicated. Approximately 30 officers in the county pair with the children, ages 2 to 11, and help them shop for needed clothing items and a few toys for Christmas. More than $10,000 is designated for Shop with a Cop each year.
Kiefer said the drive at his office raised approximately $2,800 last year, and that they were trying to top that this year by going over $4,000.