Our Story

Portrait of a boy with the map of the world painted on his face

So many of us are blessed to have our health and the necessities of life. We watch our children go to school, get 3+ meals a day, and have all the water and food they can possibly imagine. As we drive to and from work, go hiking on weekends, have a nice dinners or see movies, there is another side of the world that is quite different. There are places where sickness and loss of life run rampant and food and clean water are scarce. Where there are no schools, no teachers, and the people live their lives as others could only imagine. Some say “it’s not fair”, while others say “we create the life we live”. While there may be truth to both statements, what about asking, “How can I be part of lifting my fellow man, woman and child to better health and wellness?” That’s the question Drs. Nicole Rothman has always asked herself, so she began giving back by going on a mission trip to Panama with 95 other Doctors of Chiropractic to help lift the health and lives of those they helped in the short 7 day trip. She decided to bring the same service minded attitude to her community by offering free adjustments at festivals in Palm Beach County. Over the years, she had the opportunity to work on thousands of people in our area as a gift, her thoughts were, one adjustment was better than never having had one and our country is pretty dire health wise, even if we have food and education. The giving continued as she ran annual backpack, school supply and pajama drives in her practice and held events that benefited nonprofits and provided free screenings to families.

In 2017, Dr. Rothman had an injury which spurred a change in her focus in practice. She began combining all of her extensive knowledge of chiropractic, nutrtiion, blood chemistry, gut health, detoxificaiton, and fitness to creating wellness programs in her practice which encompassed all of the pillars of health, along with an education. She realized these programs were not accessible to everyone in our community ad wanted to be able to have a way to regain health and to offer to those that may not be as fortunate, particuluary the education necessary to be well.

Out of this caring, love, the Hands For Life East Boynton Beach chapter was born thanks to Drs. Mary and Ron Oberstein in california who created Hands for Life.

In 2014, over 6000 children and adults in Mexico were seen by Hands For Life doctors. In November of 2014, Hands For Life doctors served along with a small group of doctors to see over 7200 people in 4 days while on a service trip in India. The first school built through the donation of Dr. Ron was in 1985 on the island of Bali, and since that time, he has helped many other rural areas increase their educational output to children. The first and third Saturday of every month, Hands For Life doctors and volunteers travel to Tijuana, Mexico to take care of orphans, families in need of health care, and the sick and suffering. The potential to increase the health and well-being within one person, one village, one state, one country and one world is UP TO US!! And your help is part of the solution!


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 optimal human 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 G-d’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 inborn human 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”.

Dr Nicole Rothman’s passion for helping the underserved began in 1997, shortly after she graduated with her doctorate, when she went on a chiropractic mission trip to Panama with 95 other chiropractors. The group adjusted over 100.000 people on 7 days and saw miraculous changes in the lives of those who received it in that short time. She has been involved in charitable work for over 20 years and has always wanted to create a non-profit that directly benefitted the health of her local community. Hands for Life’s mission really resonated with her and she felt it was the perfect fit to fulfill her dream while giving more to her local underserved residents in Boynton Beach. Dr. Rothman is married to Troy Stoloff and she has 2 children, Elijah and Levi. The family has a cockapoo named GG. Dr. Nicole Rothman, DC, CACCP

President & Board Member

Dana Stoloff was born and raised in New York. He attended New York University and Hunter College, graduating with a degree in Economics. Dana has worked in the fashion industry for the past 35 years for some of the largest and most well-known retailers in the world including Macys, Barneys, Bergdorf Goodman and Banana Republic. He is passionate about travelling and has lived in New York City, San Francisco and, for a brief period of time in London and San Diego. Dr. Nicole Rothman is married to Dana’s brother, Troy Stoloff. Through his relationship with Dr. Nicole, Dana has come to appreciate the benefits of healthy living and has made many positive changes in his life. He is very excited to partner with Dr. Nicole and serve on the Board of Directors. Dana Stoloff

Secretary

The last two years of my life has been a new journey for me. I am eating healthier and I have a more positive outlook on life. I have always been involved in businesses that help people and that has recently led me to the business of helping people with their health. I want to be able to see more and more people taking control of their life, but not everyone realizes they can do it and some cannot afford it. I am proud to be a part of a non-profit that will help spread that word and empower people who are less fortunate to take control of their health. Troy Stoloff

Treasurer

Ann has been a practice member of Dr Rothman for over 4 years and has also completed her wellness program. She has lived in Boynton Beach for 6 years with her partner Henry. She has a son and two grandchildren and loves ballroom dance, yoga and Zumba., Ann has her masters in education and is now retired from Mass Mutual where is was Director of Field Training and Development and is committed to an active life and ever improving health and she is excited to be a part of this new non-profit!
Ann Boccaccio

Board Member

Susan Miller is a Florida Operations Coordinator for CBM of America, Inc. in Deerfield Beach and an Independent Consultant for Arbonne International. Through Arbonne, Susan learned about nutrition and healthy eating habits. However, it was when she and her husband of 30 years, Tony, met Dr. Rothman that they truly learned about developing healthy lifestyles. They have implemented these practices with a great deal of health benefits. As a result, she strives to share that education with others, and is looking forward to doing so with Hands for Life.
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Susan lived in New Jersey and Pennsylvania prior to settling in Florida in 1982. She and Tony live in Delray Beach with their fur babies. She is a childcare leader and part of the host team at her church. She is a volunteer with Personal Ponies and has been involved with Nat King Cole Generation Hope. She is also a current member of the American Business Women’s Association, Coral Springs Chapter, and former President of the Gold Coast Chapter. Susan enjoys being part of organizations that serve the community through personal interaction with those in need, and is excited to be participating with Hands for Life.

Susan Miller

Board Member