Regrettably the legendary iconic chiropracTOR, Reggie Gold, is very close to passing on. Reggie touched and influenced many, many lives — both chiropractors and non-chiropractors alike.
Help us to honor Reggie by sharing your special memory or story of how he impacted your life.
Call our special SCR Reggie Hotline at (360) 930-9338
Update 01/23/12: Show is now produced. See Episode 109.
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Hi, this is Dr. Thomas Lamar of Spinal Column Radio.
On January 6, 2012, we all got the sad news that Reggie Gold was dying in a Pennsylvania hospital …. his wife, Irene, lovingly by his side.
He refused medical treatment and wasn’t expected to make it through the night. However the next day both were reading emails from well wishers. Something very magical and beautiful happened January 6th. Chiropractors came together in solidarity in the likes that most of us have never seen before.
We came together for Reggie, his unrelenting service to the profession and our collective devotion for chiropracTIC. We came together at the speed of the Internet’s Facebook. It was a comfort to us that we could comfort Irene and Reggie with our messages and that he would know his life’s work was not in vain.
As we comforted Reggie we also reached out to each other and shared stories and photos of him. Chiropractors were pulling out the old books again, the one’s that used to inspire them before the words were forgotten. As I record this, earlier this evening… it was suggested on Facebook for us all to light a candle for Reggie, as he had done at Lyceums and at New Beginnings. To show that It is “…better to light one candle than curse the darkness.”
Reggie’s candle currently is still burning as I record this. But we all know that, eventually — as is the fate of all of us — it will flicker and go out. Reggie would tell us, though, to go get another candle and keep it lit for chiropracTIC. And so we will.
I have had the absolute honor and privilege of interviewing this chiropractic iconic legend on three separate occasions in a twelve month time span…. nearly three hours of audio.
Reggie — arguably — has influenced and impacted more chiropractors lives in our current day and age than any other.
And so I feel a tap of responsibility on the shoulder to step up and collect your stories…. and to use this amazing technology of podcasting to record, preserve, and document them for chiropracTIC… for generations to come …. in a special Spinal Column Radio Reggie Gold Tribute.
You’re going to write this podcast… your stories… your memories…. of Reggie…. told in your voice.
I’ve set up a special SCR Reggie Gold Hotline…. the number is (360) 930-9338.
When you call this number you’ll here my voice giving you some instructions, and then you will have up to 3 minutes to record your memory. I’ll collect all of the voice mails…. and showcase them in a special Reggie Gold Tribute Podcast.
Thank you so much in advance for your support in helping me pull this together. Please share this message with as many chiropractors as you possible can.
Again the number is 360-930-9338.
Let’s make some history…. Please, continuing praying for Reggie (he’s still with us as I record this), continue praying for his lovely wife Irene… and the rest of the Gold family.
Thank you so very much. God bless you…. Reggie. And God bless chiropractic.
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