Our Story

Dr. Derek Maul started Hands For Life in Charlotte to give back and strengthen the community. Hands For Life was started in San Diego to unite and help everyone obtain health and well-being, a message that should be spread throughout our world. By creating this Charlotte chapter, we can offer chiropractic healthcare to those they may not have access to it. Chiropractic care should not be treated as a luxury but one of many available healthcare options in this country. Hands For Life also promotes access to clean food and water and quality education so that everyone can achieve their potential. Please help us make a difference in our community and our future!

Our Mission

To create a natural avenue for the underserved, financial hard-shipped population throughout the world to regain their health through:

  1. Chiropractic care creating an efficiently running nervous system,
  2. Accessible clean water and healthy food,
  3. The opportunity to have a superior education so that each person can reach their god given potential and create a healthier world tomorrow.

Our Purpose

Hands For Life is a non profit 501(c)3 that prides itself on looking for the “greater good” within each individual on God’s planet.  We understand there may be a divide that separates people based on culture, ethnicity, race, etc., and Hands For Life sees these difference’s as reasons to unite as one!  Just like a rainbow has different colors, those colors makes up its inherent beauty.  HFL sees the same inherent beauty within all people on our planet.   Our differences and individual  uniqueness’ make our world more exciting, more educational and more real.  Hands For Life is dedicated to creating a healthier world while honoring the differences amongst us.  We travel the globe to touch lives and educate  people about health.  Through chiropractic and a natural lifestyle, along with water, food and education, Hands For Life sees its role as a facilitator to unleash the God given potential residing within each person.  Sustainability, empowerment, better health and self sufficiency are what we leave behind after we touch so many.  Our goal is simple: to make sure every man, woman and child have a high functioning nerve system, enough food and water for great nutrition, and an education so they can read, write,  and have the basic skills so they can thrive and thus make a better contribution to the world.

Our Team

We’re a family of chiropractors serving to make the world a healthier, more connected place. Our team understands the disparity in healthcare across the globe. There are some communities with access to excellent chiropractic care. There are other groups of people who have no way of receiving the benefit of chiropractic care. Our team came together to try and shrink the gap between the “haves” and the “have not’s”.

Derek has been a practicing chiropractor for several years and has always wanted to help as many people as possible. He decided to start a nonprofit chapter in Charlotte in order to make his services available to more people. He believes a small effort to help others can create a ripple effect and impact many individuals. He enjoys maintaining a healthy life by staying active and spending quality time with his wife and son. Dr. Derek Maul


Dawn has always been committed to helping others and continues to do so with Hands For Life. She believes everyone should have access to affordable healthcare and a quality education. Dawn is the Secretary and Treasurer and is in charge of day to day operational procedures and finances. She is a graduate of Wingate University and continues to promote the University as she serves on the Board of Visitors. Dawn and her husband are proud parents to two adorable children. Dawn McCabe


Chris has been an advocate for chiropractic healthcare since injuring his back several years ago. His wife and 2 boys get treatment on a regular basis to promote health and healing from within. Chris uses past personal experiences to make a positive change in this world. He has committed his life to help others prepare for the future, financially and spiritually. Chris enjoys reading in his spare time and traveling with his family. Chris Bewley

Board Member

Chase is a successful entrepreneur and commits a lot of his time to volunteer at many nonprofit events. He makes a positive impact by standing behind quality housing, education and healthcare for everyone. He believes part of being successful, is helping others achieve their potential, starting with some of the basics in life. Chase enjoys traveling, hiking and sailing in his free time. Chase Franzen

Board Member