She asked Dean to help treat her father, who suffered a stroke six months before and hadn’t been able to walk since.
Through Dean’s treatment, her father was walking again. Realizing that other residents needed help as well, Dean set up a satellite clinic inside the Shepherd’s Care facility.The office later doubled in size, and so did his practice after he opened two more clinics in the Metro Edmonton area.
But Dean is not just a career man. His fundraising work is equally tenacious, and together with his colleagues his clinic raised $50,000 for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation in 2010.
But Dean is happiest when his clients stop coming to see him, something few, if any, entrepreneurs would say.
One client he remembers in particular had dislocated the bone in his foot by a full 180 degrees. “He was in a wheelchair, and now he’s playing soccer again,” he says. “It was cool knowing he had a very severe injury and that he’s back to being active.”