About the Founder
Dr. Winn Sams
My name is Dr. Winn Sams and I am a Chiropractic Physician who practices in a small town in North Carolina. I am also a Mom to 3 beautiful daughters. This mission started in 2008, when I began to notice how hard it was for my girls to lift and carry their backpacks. I even had a difficult time lifting them!
Being a Chiropractor, I knew the damage that was happening and decided to take a stand. I started calling legislators at that time to discuss legislation, but the timing wasn’t right. Timing is perfect now. We have shifts and changes happening everywhere within our health awareness of needing to take personal responsibility for not only our choices, but being called to help those who need our support.
We have more research being done, showing definitive damage and calling for backpacks to weigh no more than 10% of a child's body weight. Many states have joined by passing a resolution or legislation to address this issue.
YOU have a ground breaking opportunity to make this change now with us. I have invested countless hours and amounts of energy into collecting information and talking with groups, professionals and legislators so that we can be best poised to command the attention that this issue rightly deserves, but I can’t do this alone. I am going state to state to implement this huge change and from there, I hope the message can go worldwide.