Isla Backus
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Nikken Independent Consultant

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My Story

Welcome From Isla Backus and Applied Wellness Technologies!

Since this business was started because of my brother and his experience, I want to tell you his story. In September, 2009 Nuel was rushed to the hospital with severe stomach pain and nausea. The doctors diagnosed a gall stone, and he was taken into surgery. The surgery revealed a large gall stone that had adhered to the wall of the gall bladder.

What followed was a nightmare of surgeries, infections, and life-threatening illness.  After nine months in hospitals and rehabilitation centers, he was discharged to assisted living in May, 2010. At that point he weighed approximately 120 pounds. His only source of nutrition was through a feeding tube. He was trapped in a wheelchair because the tendons in his legs had contracted to the point that when he tried to stand, his heels were almost two inches from the floor. His doctors informed me that:

     1) It was extremely unlikely that he would ever be able to eat normally again. The longer someone is on a stomach tube, the less likely it is that he will ever be weaned off of it. The doctor admitted it was remotely possible, but held out no real hope.

     2) Although continued physical therapy was advisable, the only sure way that he might be able to walk again would be if we agreed to multiple surgeries over time to gradually lengthen his tendons.

By God's grace, and through the referrals of caring people, we settled Nuel at a personal care home that utilized the complementary medical technologies available through Nikken International. There, we were introduced to the concept of a wellness home, and  Nuel started using Nikken products to facilitate his body's attempts to heal itself.

Within five weeks, Nuel's throat and digestive tract had healed to the point that he was able to have the stomach tube removed, and he was walking with his heels on the floor. In July, 2010 he moved back into independent living and resumed a normal life. Had it not been for Nikken, Nuel would have been stranded in a nursing home at the age of 63, with no hope of a future worth living for. He has the heart of a champion, but I know that heart would have broken had he been faced with such a bleak reality.

I thank God for the life that has been restored to my brother, and I am committed to telling his story and sharing his triumph with anyone who will listen. There are so many people in this world who can be helped by these products - I could not live with myself if I refused to share this hope with them. And so Applied Wellness Technologies was born. My goal is to see other lives changed and blessed as ours have been!

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Isla Backus
7135825748
Nikken Independent Consultant

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