ABOUT ME

Hi, I'm Leona
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MISSION STATEMENT

AMERICA UNITED

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WHERE I COME FROM

Originally from New York of Irish descent, I moved frequently as a child, from east coast Brooklyn to west coast San Francisco, before settling in the heartland city of Chicago.  Raised by a single mom in section 8 housing, I know what it's like to struggle. Opportunities like the work-study program at my high school allowed me to earn money and develop self confidence.  With hard work and determination, I learned all things are possible and am living the American dream.

A CAREER OF SERVICE

I proudly served my country as a medic for special operations in the U.S. Navy from 1987 to 1992.  Following my honorable discharge, I attended massage school and received certification in 1990.  In my ongoing quest for health, I earned my Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 1998.  I ran a private practice in Georgia until returning to Illinois in 2003.  Since then, I am the owner and director of a popular holistic health center in Naperville.

 

Throughout my career, I've earned repeated recognition for my outstanding service.  During my time in the military, I was awarded two Navy Achievement Medals for rendering emergency care to special operations members during a parachute mishap.  In 1996, I was selected from over 800 candidates worldwide to serve as a massage therapist for Olympic athletes at the summer Olympics in Atlanta, GA.  From 2002 to 2006, I was one of only six chiropractors in the country chosen to serve on a federal advisory panel for the Department of Veterans Affairs.  I was designated "2003 Chiropractor of the Year" by the World Chiropractic Alliance and have also been voted "Best Chiropractor in Naperville".  Most recently, I received the American Red Cross "Hero Award" for my lifesaving efforts during a stabbing incident on the University of Texas campus in Austin.