At the very end of December, 2017, Affordable Dental Care was able to negotiate a lease agreement with Chiropractor Dr. Tim Turino at 2110 Fordem Ave. to open our second non profit dental clinic within his building. Tim is a truly kind and caring guy, the kind of person and landlord you enjoy seeing around during the week! Several weeks before we opened the location, Dr. Gary Silbaugh, a chiropractor in Sun Prarie, WI who knows our mission serves the Latino population as well, donated a stack of Spanish Bibles to be available to patients in the reception area or to take home if they don't have one. Score! Then just this week, we received a stack of English Bibles to make available in our clinics as well. These came from Dr. Nathan Considine, one of the LSM chiropractors who invited me in to one of their doctor meetings to share about our ADC model. 15 minutes after our Founder Tim Buck dropped those Bibles off, a patient, who before coming to us had gone 40 years without visiting the dentist, came out after having several badly diseased teeth removed, thanks to the help of a scholarship provided by the Madison Christian Giving Fund. As she arrived at the front desk, her eyes went straight to the freshly placed Bibles and she asked in her ever so sweet voice, "May I take one of those?" If I had never believed in divine timing, I did at that moment! She grabbed it and clutched it to her chest, the folded gauze leaving her mouth hanging open just a smidge, as she said "thank you". We are blessed to walk this woman through gaining her self confidence back, along with getting her to a place where she can gain back weight lost from poor nutrition due to dental pain and disease.
At a time when dental costs can be "back breaking" for many people, we want to give a shout out to these 3 wonderful chiropractors in the Madison area who have played a role in helping us with our mission of restoring hope, health and opportunity in the community. Non profits are not made successful by great ideas, they are made successful by those who support great ideas and follow them up. Thanks guys!!
As my founder said when I shared the story... "What a fantastic testimony to the mission of ADC. Our Wonderful Founder, over 2000 years ago didn't just have an idea, but followed it up. He has been making all the difference, inspiring and entrusting His idea to those fallible people he loved and who love, and who, imperfectly, follow Him. (Referencing John 4:17-21)