Meet Carol

  • Meet Carol

    I’m a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and soon to be great-great grandmother.  This is my accomplishment that brings me the most pride.  I had five children, two daughter and three sons.  However, the second daughter passed away when she was five days old.

    I am a retired elementary school teacher and after retiring I started a writing career.  I have 3 published books.  Two were children’s books and the other was for young adults and adults.  I also write two columns for a small town weekly newspaper in Indiana.  If you are interested in checking out my books I have a website,

    I was born in northern Indiana but when I was six weeks old my family moved to Louisville, Kentucky, where I lived for five years.  I then moved to Dayton, Ohio, where I lived until I was ten years old.  At that time I returned  to northern Indiana.  I lived there for two years and then went to Miami, Florida for two years, until I returned to northern Indiana, where I resided until my husband’s passing in 2011.  I then moved to Alabama to be close to my youngest son, Dr. Tom Bender.  I have now started a new job working alongside him in his office.  I love living here in Alabama and enjoy working with Tom and meeting new people.  


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Reviews By Our Satisfied Patients

  • "I had a rib out of place in the upper right shoulder area. I had suffered with the pain for about four months not knowing what the problem was and assuming that I was facing some sort of surgery. After my first visit with Dr. Bender, I knew I had come to the right place! In two days, I had my second visit and that was 5 months ago! No more problems with shoulder pain."
    Jimmy L.
  • "After being in a car accident, I was experiencing pain in my back and hip that continued to get worse over time. I am skeptical when it comes to medical treatment, so, I put off getting the help I needed until the pain became so severe I could no longer ignore it. It was so bad that I wasn’t sleeping well and was unable to perform my daily routine. The pain was wearing me down physically and emotionally.
    I saw an advertisement announcing Dr. Thomas Bender’s chiropractic care in Ardmore. I made a call and learned that I didn’t need an appointment to be seen and that the office visit fee was very affordable. I found Dr. Bender to be friendly, caring, and honest. He not only cared about relieving my pain, but about my general overall health as well.
    After three visits, I no longer have the pain I suffered with for so long. I am sleeping well and able to perform my daily activities. I am thankful to have Dr. Bender here in Ardmore."
    Fran A.