Going the distance for the profession is certainly one way to describe 2013 for Dr. Chris Bantock. After his graduation in April, he prepared himself for an odyssey that few get to experience. During the summer, he traveled to Botswana as part of the World Spine Care (WSC) Initiative. The WSC is a non-profit organization of health care professionals that offer treatment for spine-related conditions in underserved areas around the globe.
Bantock was selected to travel to Botswana to offer chiropractic care to those in need. He departed in late June and returned in early August. His service follows that of another Cleveland alum, Dr. Sarah Potthoff ’11, who made a similar trip with the WSC in 2012.
Not only was he able to assist those in need, he was also able to experience people, places and things that others may never see. In order to unlock this distant land for others, Bantock agreed to document his trip via blog from Africa. His musings were then posted on the Cleveland web site for those who wanted to track his activities. His photos offer a visual record of his experiences on the other side of the world. Bantock blogged about his experience overseas, and we have included his final entry below.
August 22, 2013
I am back in Colorado now, beginning to start my own practice, learning to drive on the right side of the road, and appreciating green grass again.