March 14 is a special day. It is the birth date of one of the most renowned scientists in history, Albert Einstein. It is a date each year that falls within the dawn of longer days filled with sunlight, baby birds, and of the other beautiful aspects pf spring; a time of rejuvenation, rebirth, and better weather. For me, the most beautiful aspect of this date is that it is my younger sister’s birthday.
Do I celebrate Leslie Welton Griffin’s birthday because she is my sibling that I love? Of course! She is a wonderful, giving person full of life, intelligence, and passion. In her school years, Leslie was a popular girl but always was compelled to befriend everyone, most especially the kids that were ignored, shunned or treated poorly because they were different. Leslie always found the beauty within those kids, celebrated and embraced what was different about them, and showed them what it means to be appreciated and loved unconditionally. The adult version of her is no less magnanimous.
March 14 now means even more to the Welton family. At age 34, after nearly 3 years of experiencing strange symptoms for which multiple doctors had no answer for, she was diagnosed with a malignant tumor in one of her lungs. This led to an invasive surgery to remove it and save her life.
This is quite a curve ball for a person to be thrown at such a young age. However, rather than despair over the card she was dealt, Leslie emerged full of gratitude and inspiration to not only lead a healthy and natural life style that prevents cancer, but spread her vision beyond just physical health and promote healthy mind and spirit through her blog, her line of natural products, dietary and nutritional recommendations, and positive energy. She is driven to help others prevent and avoid what she went through. She calls her life philosophy of living life free in mind, body, and spirit, The Free Life Recipe. You can visit her blog at the link below:
An avid animal lover, in the not so far off future, Leslie will be expanding her line of natural products into the pet world, so stay tuned for great things to come! Happy birthday baby sister!
Dr. Roger Welton is a practicing veterinarian and highly regarded media personality through a number of topics and platforms. In addition to being passionate about integrative veterinary medicine for which he is a nationally renowned expert, Dr. Welton was also an accomplished college lacrosse player and remains to this day very involved in the sport. He is president of Maybeck Animal Hospital , runs the successful veterinary/animal health blogs Web-DVM and Dr. Roger’s Holistic Veterinary Care, and fulfills his passion for lacrosse through his lacrosse and sport blog, The Creator’s Game.