Dr. Veronica Slaughter was born in the Philippines to an American father and a Filipino mother in 1951. At eight, she, along with her siblings, were kidnapped by their father and brought to the United States. In spite of her turbulent childhood, she was able to achieve the American Dream through her resilience and determination. In 2017, she retired from her 35-year chiropractic practice in California and moved to the beautiful island of Maui, where she continues to live with her many animals. She has one son; he lives in Northern California, and is the love of her life.
Because Life isn’t fair, it’s important to remember that how you deal with what’s thrown at you determines your happiness in the end. With every seemingly impossible situation you find yourself in, lean into the wind, fight for the life you want and deserve. Don’t let your past dictate your future. Never give up. Love, kindness, and forgiveness can be your weapons. I continue to battle my demons, heartbreak, and fears by making as many happy moments as possible, so when pain raises its ugly head, I have those beautiful moments to protect me.
I’m my mother’s daughter, a warrior from a warrior, and I know in the end, Love conquers all.