Ohio Expat Calls Healthcare A Miracle – Part 1 – Cabrera Dominican Republic Success Story

Kathy's Medical Miracle

Kathy’s Medical Miracle

We’ve told you about Dr. Frank in past posts and videos.  He has an impressive list of medical success stories with expats in the Cabrera Dominican Republic Region.  In this video you will meet a lady that I first met in February 2013 on one of our DYD Discovery Tours.  In order to explore a possible retirement from Ohio to the Dominican Republic, Kathy Stahl came on tour with her husband, Paul.  That was a tough tour for us and for Kathy.  We always worry if one of our tour participants is under the weather, but Kathy was bed-ridden in pain for several days of the tour.  That really worried us.  We learned that this was the result of a terrible car accident 16 years ago.

I can identify with Kathy’s situation.  In my younger years I was involved in a boat racing crash at almost 140 miles per hour.  I can assure you, with total confidence, that water is as hard as a brick wall when you hit it at almost 140 miles per hour.  For many years after this accident I was in pain and walked with a painful limp.  The doctors told me that I should just be happy to be alive and walking was a real plus.  So I put up with pain and accepted my fate.  That is until Dr. Frank got ahold of me.  As you will hear in Kathy’s video interviews, Dr. Frank is an amazing guy.  Kathy is not the first expat that I have heard claim that his treatments are a miracle.  For me, that was also the case.   In this video……In this video you will hear Kathy share her experience with only 5 days in Dr. Frank’s care.  What you hear may be hard to believe.  It would be hard for me to believe if I had not seen the before and after results with my own eyes.   Imagine…. 5 days of treatment for less than $200 was more effective and gave more pain relief than a dozen years of outrageously expensive treatment and dozens of prescriptions in the US.  When Kathy calls it her miracle… I have to agree.

I am sure Kathy would be happy to talk to you about her experience.  She truly sees it as her mission to help others in chronic pain find the relief that she achieved.

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Dave December 13, 2013 at 3:22 am

AWESOME !!!!! Kathy you look great! If I hadn’t seen it with my own eyes I wouldn’t believe it.

For anyone who may think this is fabricated, or even exaggerated, let me tell you what I’ve witnessed over the past 10 months.

I met Paul and Kathy for the first time on the tour in February. I remember the many conversations about all the problems with the healthcare system here in the US. I remember having to return to the hotel because of Kathy’s pain.

I kept in touch with them throughout the year and I was thrilled to hear that Kathy was going back to see Dr Franck. As luck would have it, (or divine intervention), I had already booked a seat on the very flight she was on out of Miami.

After multiple attempts to arrange seats together, including a call to the airline, I finally gave up. But one more attempt at check-in and, magically, one seat on the entire flight had opened up…right beside Kathy.

I was thankful that I was able to be there for her when Paul couldn’t but i was also saddened by how much she had deteriorated since I saw her last.

For someone to go from needing help just to walk, after being nearly crippled for so many years, to walking up and down stairs in such a short period of time still amazes me. And all without invasive surgery.

Dr Franck is a miracle worker! No doubt about it. Thanks Barry for going out of your way to help so many people.

I can’t wait to see Kathy walking those stairs in person soon…in our new home in tropical paradise.

Barry December 13, 2013 at 6:21 pm

David really good to hear from you. Been a while and I feel good knowing you well. Are you still overseas?

Dave December 14, 2013 at 12:29 am

I’ll be overseas in January. Duty calls. My body will be in the desert but my heart is definitely there in Cabrera. We’ll be back as soon as possible believe me. We miss all of you.

Alfonso July 5, 2014 at 7:32 pm

Is there a way to get in touch with Doctor Frank: perhaps an email or a phone number?
I-ve been suffering from hernias for the last two years and I cant take it anymore.

I was wondering that perhaps he could help me with that problem.

Barry July 5, 2014 at 10:32 pm

Franc is currently away from his office for a while. Follow up in a few weeks and I will do my best to connect you.

Alfonso July 6, 2014 at 3:53 am

Hi Barry: I found one of your videos and your website by sheer coincidence this week, and I’ve become addicted to it. I’ve watched just about all of your videos and Im impressed and delighted by the things I hear about a place called Cabrera.

I havent read all your essays and commentaies but I will as time allows me to do it. However, on the few things I’ve read I agree with you 100%: something big eventually is going to happen and is not going to be pretty!!

I want to congratulate you for being such a wonderful and compassionate man; for being someone that puts friendship and kindness before business and profits; a breed of that kind is almost nonexistent nowadays. I am very disappointed with my life in the US; things have not turned out the way I’ve wanted and is not 100% my fault.

I grew up in Mexico and the the images of Cabrera remind me of mychildhood in my hometown. We did not have the gorgeous beaches that you guys have, but we did have fertile land, abundance of food, and the human kindness and warmth that have totally disappeared; not only in the US but in Mexico as well.

I would really like to be your friend and I hope to travel to the DR before the end of the year to meet you and your wonderful family and friends.

I want to ask you something that perhaps is a silly question. I know that this question cannot be answered but I would really like you to give it a try. If you were in my shoes -51 years old, single, and very lonely: someone with minimum material needs- one roof over my head and two meals a day- how much money in cash do you think you would need in order to start a new life in the DR; assuming that you also have in mind starting a small business.

Keep up the wonderful work that you’re doing; a work that has brought light and hope to more than one person. It is a pleasure to be in touch with someone like you, and I hope it is not too late for me to join and be part of tha Cabrera family. Unfortunately is going to take at least a year to move there.

Thank you very much Barry; meeting you has been such a pleasure.

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