Diaper drive started by local chiropractor to provide essential baby needs

. October 1, 2015.

Dr. Tyler Schwanz is changing the world one person, one adjustment, one diaper, one turkey, and one welcoming encounter at a time. As a chiropractor at Waterville Chiropractic Center, Dr. Schwanz sees a lot of people who need help to feel their best. Early in his chiropractic education, Dr. Schwanz was inspired by a poem called, “The Big Idea” by B.J. Palmer, one of the first chiropractors. The poem talks about how a slip can be a small thing, but when the pressure is relieved and a person is made well, it can make a big impact because a person’s thoughts and actions are renewed. This is what Dr. Schwanz strives to do each day.

One day last Spring one of his patients mentioned using a diaper bank to get baby essentials. He learned that in some cases, babies are in the same diaper for an entire day or disposable diapers are being used multiple times, just to stretch out the usage. At the time, Dr. Schwanz was expecting his first baby, Ellet, and the thought of babies going without basic essentials really struck a chord with him.

Diaper Bank Difference

He challenged his staff and patients with a goal of 5,000 diapers for the Together We Can Make a Difference diaper bank in Napoleon, OH, and after just two weeks, they collected 6,000 diapers. 

This particular diaper bank serves 3,000 families, and the diaper donation from Waterville Chiropractic Clinic would last at least 3 months.

From presents to turkeys

Last November, Dr. Schwanz also organized a turkey drive, where he was able to provide 50 area families with a turkey. He also partnered with a local church to gather presents for families on an Angel Tree. He really enjoys helping others and as his patients get well, he loves to give them the opportunity to pay it forward and they never disappoint. This year, Dr. Schwanz is hoping to raise enough money for 100 turkeys for area families and in the spring he hopes to collect 10,000 diapers to donate to Together We Can Make a Difference.

Dr. Schwanz always strives to make a difference in people’s lives. The mission of Waterville Chiropractic Center is to help people get out of pain and feel their best so that they can focus on helping others. Dr. Schwanz knows that if he can make a difference in so many people’s lives, eventually the world will feel the impact. This mission is evident in the way Dr. Schwanz takes care of his patients and his community.

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