COSHOCTON – Adversity has a way of changing perspective. It did for Debbie Corder.
“Between 2012 and 2013,” she began, “I lost my parents, two very close friends, and a young cousin to diseases. I also received a dual medical diagnosis of a malignant skin cancer and borderline osteoporosis. I needed to get healthy and searched for solutions.
“In early spring of 2015,” she continued, “a friend of a family member introduced me to Juice Plus+. After one year of consistent eating of Juice Plus+, my bone density scores were reversed, and I remain cancer free.”
Today, she and her husband, Jeff, have a Juice Plus+ franchise.
“We started in the spring of 2015 in an effort to get healthier,” Jeff said, “and it led into a career for her. My role is to support her, introduce people to Juice Plus+ and put them in contact with Debbie.”
Debbie (Davis) Corder grew up in several places (her dad was in the Air Force) until the family moved to Coshocton when she was 12. She graduated from River View High School in 1972, then earned an undergrad degree from Ohio State and a master’s from Ashland University. She retired from “an amazing educational career” from the Coshocton City School System with 35-plus years in 2014.
“When I was in the second grade,” she recalled, “I knew I would be a teacher one day. I loved my students, colleagues and the educational arena. I did not learn about the Juice Plus+ company or its products until after I retired from teaching.”
Jeff Corder grew up in Coshocton through the sixth grade and then moved to a farm in Tyndall. He graduated from River View in 1973, then went to Muskingum Tech for two years to study architecture.
“After high school,” he said, “I thought I would be working in an architectural firm. I never thought my life would take the turns it did. In 1977 I joined the Coshocton County Sheriff’s auxiliary. In 1980 I went to work at the Coshocton Fire Department and retired from there 33 years later. During my time in the fire service, I also worked part time for 12 years as a deputy in the Village of Warsaw. I then spent five years working for the sheriff’s office as the school resource officer at Coshocton City Schools. In May of 2018 I went back to work for the City of Coshocton as property code investigator.
“My wife retired in 2014,” he continued, “and in an effort to get us healthier, we started juicing. What a mess that was. A friend introduced us to Juice Plus + and she knew right away she wanted to join and get us and others healthy. And, naturally, I supported her decision.”
“I get to get up every day with passion and purpose in my life,” Debbie concluded. “Am I pleased with where life’s path has taken me? I can answer with a resounding yes.”
Her husband agreed.
“I’m very pleased in what life has led me to,” Jeff summed. “I’ve had the pleasure of serving Coshocton city and county residents in one capacity or another for what will be 44 years in December and don’t feel as if it was ever just a job.”
For more information, call 740-294-1428 or log on debbiecorder.juiceplus.com.
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