HIGH PROFILE: Chiropractor, entrepreneur and philanthropist Ginger Johnson

Posted: January 28, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

“If I was going to write a book it would be Depression Is a Choice. You just do. My motto is ‘The faster you hit a speed bump the less you feel it.’ You just keep on going.”

“If I was going to write a book it would be Depression Is a Choice. You just do. My motto is ‘The faster you hit a speed bump the less you feel it.’ You just keep on going.”

Within a few weeks, Ginger Johnson's sister sustained major injuries after being in a car hit by a train, and her stepfather, whom she affectionately calls "Dad," was stricken with a life-threatening form of cancer.

SELF PORTRAIT

Ginger Johnson

• DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH: July 19, 1965, Cape Girardeau, Mo.

• FANTASY DINNER PARTY: Sandra Bullock. People tell me I look like her. Donald Trump. I love Donald Trump! He is a can-do person and I am a can-do person. And my dad, Ron.

• MY FIRST PET WAS: A German shepherd named Queenie.

• IN MY REFRIGERATOR YOU WILL USUALLY FIND: A Coke.

• MY FAVORITE PLACE IN ARKANSAS IS: At home.

• I ABSOLUTELY WON'T EAT: Potato salad.

• MY LAST MEAL WOULD INCLUDE: Chicken and dumplings and fried okra.

• IN MY CAR, YOU WILL USUALLY FIND ME LISTENING TO: K-Love or Fox News.

• MY FAVORITE TV SHOW IS: Hunted.

• I CAN'T LEAVE MY HOUSE WITHOUT MY: Phone.

• ONE WORD TO SUM ME UP: Determined

“She doesn’t take no for an answer, especially when she knows she’s right, which is most of the time,” says Doug Smith. “I hate to think where I would...

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