Have you forgotten? (If so, we might be doomed to relearn this lesson, over and over.)
I got an email copy of a letter that was sent to me last week by George McAndrews. He was the attorney that took on the AMA on behalf of the chiropractic profession in the Wilk case.
He sent a letter of support and $5,000 to contribute to the new film "UnDoctored".
For my younger chiropractic friends the Wilk case is just a brief history lesson covered in a class in Chiropractic College. For my friends my age and older, it is a painful but receding personal memory.
But either way, it’s mostly a forgotten memory of chiropractors, and it never even approached entering the public’s awareness.
Do you remember?
They paid off “Dear Abby” to slander chiropractic. They wouldn’t let a member of the AMA even be on the same bowling team as a chiropractor. They blocked access to hospitals and medical tests. They purposely associated the word “quack” to chiropractic. They blocked access to state sponsored schools and they prohibited MDs from teaching in chiropractic colleges. They planned and supported dividing the chiropractic profession, turning it against itself. (It’s a fact, supported by documents from the case. Please tell me you’re not a part of this!) Lies, Lies, and Damned Lies
Then they lied about doing it, denied it, denied it, and denied it, right up until the very minute that George McAndrews exposed them by delivering documents that had been secreted out of the AMA and delivered to Dr Louis Sportelli in a plain manila envelope full of over a ream of explosive documents.
Then they said the documents were forgeries.
Then when McAndrews found copies of the documents in doctor’s offices out “in the boonies”, they said they had them but a cleaning crew had lost them.
Lies, lies, lies.
It’s a heck of a story.
Sadly, one that the public has never heard. Ask your patients, they’ll stare at you slack-jawed, without a clue what you’re talking about.
And these are your patients! Imagine the awareness in the 95% of the public that doesn’t see a chiropractor.
So I was going to fix that with the film Doctored.
I failed. I failed to get your story out there.
But hey, the campaign against Chiropractic is over, right?
Go to our Indiegogo campaign and see the “Quack” campaign that the Texas Medical Association ran earlier THIS YEAR because a chiropractor (who never referred to himself as a physician-verboten in Texas) had the gall to refer to himself as a “Doctor”.
You deal with this every day. Imagine how many people start on drugs or have surgery without ever visiting a chiropractor first, because they have no idea you can help.
You see, it’s not about you.
You’ve been wronged, no question. But the real victim is my 33 year old friend, a builder who is addicted to pain killers after 3 failed back surgeries. His life, as he knew it, is over and he never even thought of consulting a chiropractor.
They did their job in the 60’s and 70’s, they’re still doing it today.
They didn’t fail.
So we took a swing at them with “Doctored”. And now 3 years have gone by since we started that project and its time to do a retrospective, to do an accounting, to total the score.
We distributed 200,000 DVDs.
We had 1,400 people support the Kickstarter campaign.
We had screenings all over the country.
Hundreds of chiropractors had screenings and events and brought in 1000’s of new patients.
And it didn’t change anything.
It’s just too small, too tiny to move the needle.
Well, I’m headed back in to take another swing at it, I need you to believe with me, to join me- one more time.
We’re going to remake Doctored, make the new version “Undoctored” make it all about chiropractic, make all of the corrections and improvements that hindsight is telling us to make…
Then we’re going to give it away on the internet… free. (Only through chiropractors, and their social media networks.)
I have a producer that I work with who did this with his film "Thrive". It’s been downloaded over 25 million times.
Imagine… what would the world look like if 25 million people see Undoctored?
We can do this. We have the people on the team who have already done it.
Now it’s time to do this for Chiropractic.
You’ve been under attack for over 100 years. But you’re not the victim. The public is; and it’s time to stand up for them.
Please watch the video I recorded for you and take action today.
You are not alone in this fight!
We need 100 committed chiropractors to sign up for the $1,500 perk. (I believe every one of them will make 5 to 10X on their donation, read the amazing perks you get at that level.)
We need 1,000 chiropractors in the other levels.
We need you!
We need you to publicly support this project, to donate to it, to speak about it, to promote it.
I’ll get this film made, and I’ll get it seen by millions.
It’s my last effort for you, I won’t let you down.
Will you join George McAndrews and I to get this done?
Thank you, Jeff C. Hays / Producer