In this episode of HealthMade Radio, Dr. Michael Karlfeldt and Dr. Marlene Mahipat discuss the need for connection and community in our disconnected society. Dr. Marlene Mahipat, DC, is a Chiropractor in Randallstown, MD started from humble beginnings in Trinidad and moved to the United States in 1990 with $300 and two suitcases containing her entire life. Overcoming many obstacles, including working three jobs and going to school full time, she understands how challenging it is for many in America to get an education and a good-paying job. She has started several nonprofit organizations designed to meet the needs of people and animals who are struggling with basic needs. Durning the COVID pandemic, Dr. Mahipat delivered food to individuals shut in by the illness.
In this interview, consider these questions to inspire you to build connections and strengthen our communities.
- How well do you know your neighbors?
- What is your purpose to strengthen your community?
- What small ways can you make a difference?
- Importance of setting a goal being a part of the community and neighborhood
About Dr. Marlene Mahipat
Dr. Marlene Mahipat started from humble beginnings in Trinidad and moved to the United States in 1990 with $300 and two suitcases containing her entire life. Overcoming many obstacles, which included working three jobs and going to school full time, she persevered and completed her education to earn a Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from Sherman College of Straight Chiropractic in 2001, and a Master’s Degree in Pharmacological Sciences, in the field of Medical Cannabis, from University of Maryland, school of pharmacy. Dr. Mahipt is part of a pioneering class to earn a Masters’s degree in Science and Therapeutics of Medical Cannabis and graduated in 2021 with honors and was inducted into Phi Kappa Phi. Dr. Marlene Mahipat understands how challenging it is for many in America to get an education and a good-paying job.
She moved to Maryland in 2002, and in 2004 launched Mediquest L.L.C., a health and wellness facility in Randallstown that provides affordable chiropractic care and physical therapy services.
Mahipat started Helping Orphans Prosper Everywhere (H.O.P.E.), a nonprofit group, in 2006 to improve the lives of orphaned and displaced children nationally and internationally. HOPE also helps the underserved and homeless in Baltimore.
H.O.P.E. provides food, clothing, vitamins, toiletry packages, and school supplies to disadvantaged and at-risk children and adults as well as those with disabilities. In addition, H.O.P.E. provides healthy meals to Baltimore’s homeless and, during the holidays, provides toys and meals for many families. H.O.P.E. has helped more than 6,000 people in Baltimore and Baltimore County, 600 internationally, and 900 across the U.S., Mahipat said. Mahipat also launched another nonprofit in 2006, People Letting Every Animal Survive Euthanasia (P.L.E.A.S.E.), to keep healthy animals from being put to sleep and help senior citizens with food and medical bills for their pets. Mahipat, in a 2015 interview, said while delivering Meals on Wheels, she noticed that some families gave some of their meals to their pets, and that led to the founding of P.L.E.A.S.E. “We have met so many people who would rather live in a cardboard box with their dog.” Both nonprofits are funded by Mahipat’s practice and have only volunteers, no paid employees. In May, Mahipat was named a 2019 Trailblazer by the Center Club’s Women in Business group for going above and beyond her job to ignite positive change in her community.
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About HealthMade Radio
In an avid pursuit of worldly knowledge, Dr. Michael Karlfeldt conducts weekly interviews on HealthMade Radio with global integrative health experts, scientists, philanthropists, and entrepreneurs. These interviews are shared on our page to promote a community of health and education.
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