Dr. Buck Blodgett founded and directs The LOVE > hate PROJECT, his new life purpose, as well as The Chiropractic & Wellness Group, S.C., and Wellness Drs. L.L.C. In family chiropractic practice since 1996, and married to his soul mate Dr. Joy since 1985, he was Jessies’ dad for 19 beautiful years. Dr. Buck is a dynamic speaker with a powerful message for schools and community groups. Since Jessie’s passing, he works tirelessly to educate, motivate, and inspire young minds and hearts to add Love to our world and end violence.
In July of 2013, Dr. Buck Blodgett’s 19-year-old daughter, Jessie, was sexually assaulted and strangled to death by a friend. The story made national headlines as cameras captured Buck and his wife Joy’s journey through their personal nightmare. When reporters interviewed Buck, he did not speak with anger, hate, or revenge; instead he spoke about resilience, forgiveness, and love.
From immense personal tragedy, Dr. Blodgett founded The LOVE>hate Project. The mission: END violence against women and have all people choose love over hate. He connects with his audience on a personal level by introducing us to his beautiful, creative, and talented daughter, Jessie, through pictures and videos. He shares the heart-wrenching details about his only child’s murder and his life-changing call to action to transform culture and end violence against all women.
In his book, “A Message from Jessie: The Incredible True Story of Murder and Miracles in the Heartland” Buck writes about the events that launched The LOVE>hate Project. Dozens of readers have highly recommended “A Message from Jessie” and given positive reviews saying it is a compelling, honest, and well written story from the heart.
A dynamic speaker with a powerful story, Buck has spoken to hundreds of audiences on university campuses, high schools, conferences, prisons, and community groups. He uses Jessie’s story to educate, inspire and motivate people to be resilient, end violence, and choose love. Presentations are tailored to the audience, from middle school students to community leaders to inmates, challenging all to claim ownership for creating our shared environment, whether we’ve done anything wrong or not. His intimate and impactful presentation resonates long after he has left the stage.
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