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Our Mission

The Hands For Life Mission is to create a natural avenue for the underserved, financially hard-shipped population throughout the world to regain their health through:


1. Creating an efficiently running nervous system through Chiropractic care

2. Accessible clean water and healthy food

3. The opportunity to have an education so that each person can reach their God given potential and create a healthier world tomorrow.

About Us

Dr. Mary is the co-founder of Hands for Life and an activist for women and children’s healthcare throughout the world. She has taken her gift of education and service through chiropractic to 5 continents and thousands of underserved people.

Dr. Mary is also a co-founder of the League of Chiropractic Women and understands the health crisis that effects women and children worldwide. Her personal goal is to have natural healthcare through chiropractic available to every person on the planet, specifically women and children. During her travels, Dr. Mary has seen lifeless babies and toddlers regain their health in her hands, simply by restoring their neurological integrity through chiropractic care. She has worked tirelessly feeding the hungry, clothing the cold and sharing her love with all that she touches. Both she and her husband find themselves “called” to minister natural healthcare to the poor, sick and suffering, both at home and abroad. After raising three daughters, who have all followed in her footsteps to become chiropractors, she felt it was her job to teach her children the importance of giving back. At very young ages, her daughters would accompany her on health missions, soup kitchens, and anywhere else they could take care of the sick and less fortunate. Dr. Mary Oberstein exemplifies the mission and purpose of Hands For Life, and lives it on a daily level.

Our Strategy

We are committed to creating a healthier world. Our work is about empowering individuals to live their lives to their “God given” potential. To do this, we understand the obstacles that are in their way. We provide lifelines for those in need to become the person they were meant to be by creating an environment where individuals have access to natural healthcare, education, healthy food, clean water and human dignity.

Empowering Natural Health Care

To break the cycle of sickness and disease, it is imperative that true “health” care is promoted. When learning to take care of our bodies, we must always focus on the important issues…a healthy nervous system, exercise, diet, controlling stress and a positive attitude. Hands For Life is dedicated to teaching the true fundamentals of health, and helping people reach their full health potential by having a highly functioning nervous system. Through the detection and correction of Vertebral Subluxations, the body’s own Innate healing power will be functioning to create a balance within the body. Once our bodies are back in balance, we can reap the benefits of healthy nutrition, exercise and other factors of health. Hands For Life will deliver the highest caliber of chiropractic care, allowing for the greatest degree of success when it comes to the body healing itself.

Clean Drinking Water

One of the most basic necessities for any form of life to survive is water. Did you know that in many parts of the world, people have to walk more than 2 miles each way to fill up a container of clean water? Many others get their water from watering holes, where the water is not healthy to drink!! This lack of water and unhealthy water creates a major health risk for children and adults alike. Hands For Life is dedicated to working with our partners to ensure clean water is available, and the availability is within a short proximity of the local inhabitants. By building wells, biosand-filters, rain tanks, along with other technology, more clean water will be available creating a healthier place to live. Hands For Life is passionate about this project, and changing lives through one of the essential ingredients of life, like water, will make a huge difference in the world.

Ensuring the Right to Healthy Food

How many children and adults go to sleep with their stomachs aching from lack of food? Malnutrition and starvation are one of the leading causes of death and sickness in our world. Hands For Life has answered the call to make a difference when it comes to food for the hungry. We have partnered with groups all over the globe to make sure every person has their “inalienable right” to the food they need. Heart Disease, Rickets and Osteoporosis are just a few of the many problems that occur when someone has a lack of healthy food available to them. Let’s face it, there is no shortage of food, just a shortage of long range thinking to make it available to every child and adult in the world. Hands For Life has partners around the world that make it their mission to provide food, and teach the basics on growing sustainable crops so there should never be a lack of food. The basics in life are not too much to ask for…and Hands For Life is here to ensure they are met.

Quality Education and Self Confidence

Education is a huge key to a sustainable future. And with education comes the self confidence to change the world. Two thirds of the students in the U.S. who cannot read proficiently by the time they finish 4th grade will end up on welfare or in jail. One fourth of the children in the U.S. grow up not learning how to read. 774 million people worldwide aged 15 and older are illiterate. Two thirds of the illiterate adults are women. 54 of the 76 million illiterate young women come from 9 countries (30 million are from India). Hands For Life is dedicated to raising the education bar for those children and adults who do not have access to schools or education. We are committed to building brighter minds, so the next generation can lead us to a more respectful, healthy and sustainable planet.