Two time cancer survivor Don Jacobs has been an Orchard Nutrition Center customer since 1998, when he and his wife retired to Redding. Don is Gluten and Lactose intolerant and has survived two different types of cancer in the last 14 years, both found by accident. 1) Bladder cancer in 2001, he had surgery to remove the tumor, and 2) Prostate cancer in 2015, he had his prostate removed and did not have to endure chemo treatments for either cancer. Don also works to help “Relay for Life” raise money for cancer research.
Don shops Orchard daily for supplements, specialty items
and organic foods for good health. He says he enjoys the friendly atmosphere here at Orchard where he is always greeted when he comes through the door.
Don was raised in Northern Arizona, joined the Navy right
after high school and then went to Humboldt College. He decided to stay in California and work as a Game Warden in L.A. for 2 years, Sonoma County for 3 years and finally in Burney for 20 years. After retiring to Redding, Don trained runners and started the Redding Marathon, but after he was hit by a car and suffered some serious injuries, he could no longer run. Then one day his wife came home and told him about a woman giving Nordic Walking classes. Don decided to give it a try, enjoyed it and then decided to train to become an instructor himself, but didn’t teach for 6 months, until he was sure the exercise was as good as advertised. Once convinced by his own testing of the exercise and equipment, he then decided to teach. He says it gives a whole body, low impact work out and relieves his pain from the car accident. If you are interested in learning more about Nordic Walking, check out their website: http://usa.leki.com/