There is hope. You can thrive with paralysis. You still have a purpose.
We created this website and community because we are passionate about bringing hope and healing to people living with paralysis. We know it’s possible to thrive even in the midst of insurmountable circumstances because we have been doing it for the past seven years.
My name is Dr. Bill Davis and my wife Julie and I have been married for 18 years and have three awesome kids; Ethan, Isaac, and Grace.
This is the part where I’m supposed to tell you how great I am, right?
You know, where most websites use credibility by association triggers, important buzzwords, and brag about accomplishments.
Well, instead of boring you I think you deserve the real story of how I got to this point in my life.
I wasn’t always successful, not by a long shot.
When I started my Upper Cervical Chiropractic Practice in 2008, my wife was at home with 3 small children under 4 years old, I had over $250,000 worth of debt, and my credit cards were maxed out.
I still remember being on my knees every day calling out to God for help. I struggled to find peace and trust God completely. I was scared because I knew if I didn’t make something happen fast, I’d have to close my doors and then what would I do?
But thankfully one of the unique ways that God has gifted me is that I am relentless when it comes to learning, growing, and improving. So we scratched and clawed and applied some of the success principles I was learning and we started to see the practice grow.
The next thing you know we look up and we had built an all-cash $30,000 per month practice from nothing in only three years.
But after all of that work and stress to get to that point my biggest challenge was yet to come…
In November of 2011 while mountain biking with some friends I suffered a spinal cord injury and was paralyzed. In 3 months while in the hospital I lost 80% of my patients and eventually had to close the practice that we had built because I could no longer help patients.
It was devastating. I thought I was going to practice for 50 years. I loved seeing people get well and I thought it was all over.
But in 2013 God revealed to me a new plan and purpose he had for my life and that was to start Upper Cervical Marketing to help Upper Cervical Doctors and students thrive in practice.
Suddenly, I was able to help people get well again!
Over the past five years, our team at Upper Cervical Marketing has helped our clients attract over 20,000 new patients through digital marketing!
But even with all that success, I realized I needed to do more to bring hope and healing to sick and suffering people.
After a lot of prayer, Julie and I decided that we would launch Thriving with Paralysis with the mission to bring hope and healing to people living with paralysis for the glory of God.
You see Julie and I are living this every day. Julie is my wife and my caregiver. If you are living with paralysis as a survivor, spouse, caregiver, family member or friend you understand that the loss of the ability to stand and walk is just the beginning of paralysis. The loss of bowel, bladder and sexual function is even worse. The daily nerve pain, the inability to regulate temperature, the inability to sweat, loss of hand function (the claw and a half that I have :-)), it is regularly emotionally, mentally and spiritually exhausting.
But despite all of those challenges our family and our business are thriving.
An Important Note:
I’m NOT one of those entrepreneurs that believe in working and hustling 24/7 without coming up for air. We’ve all seen those guys. You won’t find me chained to an office or creating content every waking hour of the day.
As you can see from my photos on this page, family, friends, freedom, and flexibility are very important to me.
I love what I do for a living and have set my business up around my ideal lifestyle. I teach private clients how to do the same. The true beauty of having a great business is that if you lay your foundation correctly, you can have freedom and flexibility also.
If you’re living with paralysis from a spinal cord injury like me or from another cause such as multiple sclerosis, stroke or cerebral palsy, you’ll find a tremendous amount of value from the insights shared on this website. I’ve developed a reliable blueprint, knowledge, and experience to connect anyone with a BIG vision to their desired outcome.
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