Name: Bev Hawes
Career Background: Business Consultant
With Young Living: Since April 2002
Why Young Living: The pureness and therapeutic-grade of the oils
Success Formula: Practice good health and use the oils
Then her husband, Bill, came down with a serious health challenge that required ongoing treatments. Several days before Bill was scheduled to start his treatments, Bev was in a serious accident in which her car was knocked into oncoming traffic and then hit a second time. Both collisions were at speeds in excess of 55 mph.
“Over the next three weeks I made numerous visits to the doctor’s office,” said Bev. “When I began chiropractic treatments, my nerves were so inflamed that I had to have a total relaxation massage just to be able to tolerate the adjustment. It was during these massages that I was introduced to Young Living essential oils by my massage therapist.”
Bev’s challenges were not over. A few months later, Bev was told she had health problems as serious as those of her husband. Fortunately, a new treatment had been discovered. “The latest treatment wouldn’t fix my problem; it would just help control it. There was no guarantee that I would ever be well. During the next four months, as my husband underwent treatments and I visited a specialist who subjected me to a variety of tests, there was one bright light. I felt better when I used the oils, so I became a Young Living distributor.”
Bev said that she was very discouraged after visiting three different doctors. Each of them proposed a different treatment, none of which was acceptable to her. At that point Bev decided it was time to take control of her own health.
“The doctors were only making me feel worse,” she said. “Finally, I sat down with my husband’s doctor and told him that I wanted to design my own treatment. I had made up my mind that I was going to give the oils a month to work without any other treatment, but I needed a referral to get a CT Scan so I could determine the results. After an hour and a half, I wore down the doctor. He finally agreed to let me do it my way on the condition that if it didn’t help, I would start taking a traditional remedy.”
During her follow-up visit, Bev was very anxious to see what the doctor had to say. “I went back 24 days later after using Frankincense, Cloves, Lavender, Geranium, Aroma Life and Myrtle. The doctor came in and asked me if I was still using the oils. I replied that I was. He then said, ‘Keep doing what you’re doing, because it’s working.'”
Bev learned a great deal through her challenges. She said, “I believe that each of us should take responsibility for our own health. Doctors are taught to practice medicine-not practice health. Do you really want them practicing on you? Young Living Essential Oils are natural, pure and therapeutic-grade. And they do not have negative effects. I won’t be without them.”