My name is Mara Votopal and I am 76 years old. Currently, I am visiting my daughter and her family here in Bogart, but normally I live in Croatia. I started coming to Dr. Jeff in December of 2005 during my last visit here and was getting adjusted regularly until my return home in May. In October of 2006, I again returned to Bogart for another visit.
The reason I started coming to see Dr. Jeff is because of my problems with chronic asthma, which began in 1970s. Even before that, I had back problems since 1966. My difficulties with asthma changed my life tremendously. I was having frequent and very severe attacks, which ultimately caused me to go into early retirement. I was a very active person my whole life, but having to spend countless hours between doctors, in the hospital, and respiratory rehabilitation centers did not allow for my activities I previously enjoyed. I also became dependent on my inhaler and could not even imagine leaving the house without it; it almost became an extension of me. Any type of heavy physical exertion could cause a debilitating attack, which made it always risky for me to enjoy my life fully. I always enjoyed working and playing outside, especially with my grandchildren, but I had to be very careful not to overdo it.
When I first started receiving adjustments from Dr. Jeff, my granddaughter Tijana, who works at Davenport Family Chiropractic, was convinced that he could help me out, even a little bit. Dr. Jeff was very excited to help me out and after about a month of regular adjustments, I completely stopped using my inhaler. My habit of carrying the inhaler with me constantly made me realize that I didn’t even reach for it at all. I was able to reduce some of the medication that was part of my life for over 30 years. I couldn’t believe how much better I felt! There are other things that Dr. Jeff helped me out with, such as the chronic back pain that I became accustomed to for so long.
I am very grateful to Dr. Jeff and his staff for all they have done to help me feel this great after so many years of suffering with constant pain. I am sad that I have to return home and know that Dr. Jeff will not be around for my regular adjustments, but I can’t wait to be able to welcome him in my native country, so that he can spread his gift of healing to another part of the world.
Thank you Dr. Jeff, and I look forward to seeing you on Croatia!