Make Well Campaign

Missourian Award to Dr. Kerri Miller, founder of re:iimmune

Eight accomplished community leaders from the State of Missouri will be honored at the 24th annual Missourian Award ceremony on September 23rd, 2017 at the Chateau on the Lake Resort in Branson, Missouri.

The Missourian Award was founded by John Q. Hammons and Ralph Slavens for the purpose of acknowledging the most accomplished citizens of Missouri.  To be selected, individuals must have been born in the State of Missouri, or under exceptional circumstances, they may qualify by having spent at least fifteen years of their adult life in the state.  Nominees must have made an outstanding contribution to their state or nation in one of the following fields of endeavor: civics, business, arts, or politics. However, no person from the political field are considered until they have been out of an elected or appointed position for at least two years.

This year’s distinguished honorees are:

  • Dr. Keesag Baron, Cardiologist, Baron Cardiology
  • Ms. Jacqueline Dowdy, Chief Executive Officer, John Q. Hammons Hotels and Resorts
  • Mr. Steve Edwards, President and Chief Executive Officer, CoxHealth
  • Mr. Bob Helm, Managing Partner, Elliott Robinson & Co. CPAs
  • Dr. Hal Higdon, Chancellor and President, Ozarks Technical Community College
  • Dr. Kerri Miller, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Make People Better
  • Dr. Daniel Scodary, Neurosurgeon and Medical Director, SSM Neurosciences Institute
  • Mr. Jim Thomas (posthumously), Entrepreneur and Innovator, Branson community

These incredible individuals, along with Past President and Founder Ralph Slavens, will be honored at the annual ceremony being held at Chateau on the Lake, Branson, Missouri.  Ceremony proceeds benefit of American Heart Association.

For event tickets and table availability, please contact The Missourian Award Chariman Jim Hodge at (417) 860-6274 or via email at missourianaward@gmail.com

re:iimmune and Direct Relief Mobilize to Bring Medical Resources to Peru & Colombia

Direct Relief and re:iimmune Mobilize to Bring Medical Resources to Peru & Colombia 

– 35,000 doses of re:iimmune will be included in family hygiene kits to provide clinical strength hydration and intestinal immune support-

Springfield, MO, May 19, 2017— In the midst of historic flooding and mudslides that have impacted hundreds of thousands of people in Peru, Make People Better, LLC has joined forces with Direct Relief to provide essential medical supplies to those in need.

Over 35,000 doses of re:iimmune, a hydrobiotic recovery formula that provides clinical strength hydration and intestinal support, will be donated to Direct Relief to aid in recovery efforts. The doses are part of $32 million in medical inventories that the nonprofit organization has made available in Peru and Colombia.

“In disaster situations when IVs are scarce, many patients don’t get enough liquids to get better and stay better,” says Make People Better founder Dr. Kerri Miller. “I have seen the devastating impact on families and children firsthand. Even with proper nutrition, they often can’t absorb the nutrients from the food. I created re:iimmune to not only provide clinical strength hydration, but also intestinal support so people can get healthy, and stay healthy.”

Since 2014, Miller has donated over 160,000 doses of re:iimmune to sick patients worldwide in the U.S. and abroad. For every box purchased, Make People Better donates one dose to organizations such as Direct Relief who are working daily to improve the health of under-served populations. “We are grateful to our partnerships with Bartell Drug, Kinney Drug, and Walgreens stores, where direct sales make this type of giving program possible,” says Miller.

According to Direct Relief President and CEO Thomas Tighe, “Families are facing severe risks in the wake of these devastating storms. Water sources often become compromised after serious flooding, which can lead to a host of health issues. In addition to dehydration, cholera and other diseases related to poor sanitation pose additional threats to public health. The donation of re:iimmune will be incredibly helpful to promote healing from the inside out.”

About re:iimmune

re:iimmune is the first oral hydrobiotic recovery formula designed to provide clinical strength hydration and intestinal immune support, so patients’ bodies can absorb key nutrients from food and metabolize medications efficiently. re:iimmune delivers amino acid L-glutamine to help repair tissue, a prebiotic to feed the body’s “good” bacteria, zinc, ginger  and a blend of 14 probiotics to help boost immunity, plus ginger root to ease nausea.

About Make People Better

Founded by Dr. Kerri Miller in 2013, Make People Better, LLC is dedicated to addressing the missing components in wellness and bridging the gap in healthcare. The company’s core product, re:iimmune, is a hydrobiotic recovery formula that provides clinical strength hydration and intestinal immune support following illness and hospitalization. Do you know a community that needs help? Want to raise funds to donate more re:iimmune to those in need? Make People Better is looking to align with individuals and organizations who share our same vision of giving back. For more information, contact: https://reiimmune.com/contact/

About Direct Relief

Established in 1948 with a mission to improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergencies, Direct Relief delivers lifesaving medical resources throughout the world – without regard to politics, religion, ethnic identities, or ability to pay. With operations spanning more than 80 countries and 50 U.S. states, Direct Relief is the only charitable nonprofit to obtain Verified Accredited Wholesale Distributor (VAWD) accreditation by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy. Among other distinctions, Direct Relief earns a perfect score of 100 from independent evaluator Charity Navigator, has received the CECP Directors’ Award, the Drucker Prize for Nonprofit Innovation, the President’s Award from Esri for excellence in GIS mapping, and been named among the world’s most innovative nonprofits by Fast Company. For more information, please visit https://www.directrelief.org/.

 

 

 

Walgreens in Southwest MO

re:iimmune® Hydrobiotic - 3pack - 30 day supply

We have exciting news! Your road to recovery just got shorter as re:iimmune is now available at Walgreens here in southwest Missouri. You can find our Hydrobiotic Recovery Formula at Walgreens locations in Nixa, Ozark, Springfield, Branson, Hollister, Marshfield, Bolivar, Neosho, Republic, Carthage, and Branson West, Joplin, and Webb City.

This is especially good news as we are right in the thick of cold and flu season! Did you know that 70% of your immune system is in your digestive tract?  Hydrobiotics addresses the core reasons people struggle to recover: poor hydration, poor immune system, and intestinal inflammation. re:iimmune gives water the super-power to help from the inside out. Cells need to be adequately hydrated to function, and immune boosting properties need to encompass protective intestinal barriers from unwanted bacteria. Dr. Kerri Miller created a Hydrobiotic recovery formula that has proven scientific results to improve the growth of beneficial gut bacteria, reduces inflammation and hydrates the body at a cellular level. You can read some great tips for staying well and boosting your immune system from Dr. Miller on livingbetter50.com.

At the same time you are helping yourself feel better, you are giving that gift to another person in need! Through the Get Well Make Well program, a serving of re:iimmune will be donated for every box purchased to organizations who work daily to improve the health of under-served populations and catastrophe relief. Every year a half million children under the age of 5 die from dehydration and millions more suffer from poor intestinal health and malnutrition. Your purchase of re:immune helps you to “get well” and simultaneously helps “make well” the life of another. To date we have donated 120,000 servings world-wide through Convoy of Hope.

We are thrilled our product will be available at the Walgreens locations mentioned above and that more people will be able to get better, better with re:iimmune!

Convoy of Hope – Spreading Relief and Compassion Around the Globe

 

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First of all, what a lovely name, Convoy of Hope. When times are dark and disaster strikes, a convoy of caring individuals spreading hope and trying to create solutions to problems is not only a comfort, it’s a necessity. Founded by the Donaldson Family in 1994, the inspiration for starting the organization was born out of their gratitude for the many people who reached out and helped their family after their father, Harold, was killed by a drunk driver in 1969. Over the years, they’ve worked with churches, businesses, government agencies and other nonprofits to provide help to over 79 million people suffering from impoverishment, natural disasters and hunger. They are a multi-year recipient of the prestigious Four Star Charity Award from Charity Navigator.

Convoy of Hope makes it’s home, as re:iimmune does, here in Springfield, Missouri. It’s an ideal location right in the middle of the country for their distribution center as its proximity to U.S. 65 and I-44 allows for rapid transport of goods. Food and other relief supplies are transferred to and from the warehouse weekly.  Over twenty years time, the organization has helped provide disaster response, conduct community outreach events and direct nutritional programs and sustainability projects in 48 states in America.

Internationally, here are just a few places where Convoy of Hope has reached out a helping hand. We’ve taken these directly from their website and there are plenty more examples if you’d like to learn more!

THE PHILIPPINES

We began feeding children in the Philippines in 2009 and it has become one of our largest feeding countries with 28,024 children currently enrolled in the initiative at 235 program centers. The Philippines is prone to natural disasters such as earthquakes and typhoons, so having an efficient feeding network allows us to respond quickly when disasters strike the island nation.

KENYA

After establishing our program in Kenya in 2009, we began helping the Maasai people find ways to get clean water to their villages. Maasai tribes in one region had been desperately searching for ways to overcome their lack of water when they discovered the answer lied within Mt. Suswa, an active volcano. They found that the lava flow running beneath them was heating existing ground water, turning it into steam and trapping it in the earth. They began harvesting the steam by inserting pipes in the ground and collecting it as it turns to distilled water. We’ve funded the work at 12 sites where the Maasai are utilizing this method. There are currently 2,574 children being fed at 15 program centers in Kenya.

EL SALVADOR

We began feeding children in El Salvador in 2007 and the initiative has seen positive growth in the years since. Currently 11,296 children are being fed at 79 program centers s in El Salvador. We also piloted our Mother’s Club program in this country, through which we provide poverty-stricken mothers with entrepreneurial skills they use to earn a living and provide for their families.

We are so proud to partner with the people at Convoy of Hope for our Get Well, Make Well campaign which enables customers purchasing re:iimmune to help another person in need. When you buy a box, a serving is donated to relief organizations working to improve the health of underserved populations suffering from dehydration and intestinal maladies. Our partnership with Convoy of Hope is vital to this process and in the spirit of the holiday season, we wanted to extend our thanks to this fine organization by telling you a bit more about what they do domestically and internationally in an effort to help wipe out hunger and malnutrition and to improve the quality of life of those most in need.

Thank you Convoy of Hope for all the good you bring to the world! We are thrilled to partner with them! If you or your organization would like to donate to, partner or volunteer with Convoy of Hope, please check out their Get Involved page on their website.