Chiropractors off to lend a helping hand
MICHAEL BRETT is hands on every day, and this month he will take his work to India.
The South Perth resident and chiropractor heads to India on November 19 to take part in the Hands on India (HOI) project.
The project began at Murdoch University in 2006 and has been running each year to provide basic medical and chiropractic services to those less fortunate.
This year, Dr Brett and six other chiropractors will go to India for two weeks to supervise 15 fifth-year chiropractic students from Murdoch Uni.
He will also be taking his 15-year-old son Cameron to help where he can.
The group will hold temporary clinics and raise money to build and support schools.
Last year they paid for the running costs of five schools and provided finances for 900 women to buy items such as sewing machines.
“Due to the extremely poor facilities in the area, the funds that we raised also went into paying for teachers and the running costs of schools in the area,” he said.
“Last year HOI were responsible for educating 600 children who otherwise would have zero chance of school.”
All Murdoch students and chiropractors pay for all costs getting there and stay in a dormitory in the Mother Teresa Covent.
Chiropractor Michael Brett .