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Chiropractors Help Family in Need

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Three-year-old Emett remains in the ICU in Minneapolis.

His father, Dr. Charles Weigel is known for his chiropractic office in Napoleon.

Steph Scheurer explains how he's able to keep his practice up and running while he's away caring for his son.

It's business as usual here at Total Life Chiropractic in Napoleon.

But each day, the patient's coming in to get a little TLC will be welcomed by a few new faces.

This is Dr. Charles Weigel's practice.

While caring for his patients is a major priority, his 3-year-old son Emett needs him more.

Emett is recovering from a brain injury caused by a near-drowning in July.

His father Charles is by his side in the ICU Minneapolis.

"One of the first couple of days we were in the hospital here I started wondering okay well whose going to take care of my patients, how are they going to get taken care of and a couple of my friends just said don't worry about it we'll take care of it and they did all of it," says Dr. Charles Weigel.

Nearly 40 chiropractors from across the state are making a few adjustments to their daily routine and are volunteering their time to help keep Dr. Weigel's practice going.

"I'm also a father of three kids myself. I've got a two, four, and six year old so I can only imagine what he's going through right now. As far as I'm concerned the last thing we want Dr. Charles to be worrying about is anything but his family," says Dr. Travis Livesay, Discover Health Chiropractic, Bismarck.

"There's no feeling like helping somebody. There really isn't and especially someone that's really in need right now," says Dr. Dane Heid, Berger Chiropractic, Bismarck.

"I think it's just amazing. A lot of them, actually, I've never even met before and they're willing to come to Napoleon and take care of my patients and run my practice," says Weigel.

And it's all set up as a benefit for Emett.

All appointments set up during this time are free will donations all going to the Weigel family.

"It's a perfect fundraiser and, you know, it's keeping business going in town here," says Jennifer Schmitt.

"I just think it's awesome that people from everywhere are helping out such a nice family," says Tawnya Ryum.

Dr. Weigel can rest assured that his patients are in good hands...while he cares for his son.

"Hope for a safe return for Emett. Full recovery. And we'll have this place up and running yet for when Dr. Charles comes back," says Heid.

Charles says they will hopefully be transferring Emett to a pediatric rehab center within the next week.

There is a benefit account set up for him at Cornerstone Bank in Bismarck.

If you would like to donate:

Checks can be made payable to "Emett Weigel Benefit" and can be mailed to Cornerstone Bank C/O Derek Weigel 2112 N 12th St. Bismarck, ND 58501

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