Literally hundreds of FCA members know Eileen Perman, matriarch of the Perman family and President of the FCA Auxiliary for many decades. She has served Florida's chiropractic community in many ways, including outstanding service on the Florida Board of Chiropractic Medicine. We mourn her recent passing. In response to many member requests for information on plans to honor Eileen, we post this heartfelt letter from her son and your colleague, Rep. Steve Perman, D.C.
To All My Friends And Colleagues,
As most of you already know, my mother, Eileen Perman, lost her battle with cancer on August 13th. She was so much a part of chiropractic in Florida for over 30 years, running FCA's Auxiliary for a remarkable three decades, accompanying my father, Dr Bill, and attending every meeting during his nine-years of service on the State Board of Chiropractic Medicine, and finally being appointed herself to serve on the State Board as its consumer member, a position she held for years until her passing.
When she was laid to rest on August 16th, we had a private, tearful, graveside ceremony. But my dad, brother Dennis, and I knew that many whose lives mom had touched would want to pay their respects, so we will be having a memorial event, not to further grieve, but rather to celebrate a remarkable woman and an extraordinary life that was truly dedicated to giving and helping others.
That event will be on Sunday, Sept. 9th, at 3:00 PM at the Riverside-Gordon Memorial Chapel, located at 7205 W. Atlantic Ave in Delray Beach, FL 33446 Click Here For More Infomation
Anyone and everyone who wishes to attend is welcome and if they so desire, say a few words. Please DO NOT send flowers or food. Those who wish to make a charitable gesture in mom's memory can make a tax-free donation to the Florida Chiropractic Foundation, earmarked for the Eileen Perman Memorial Scholarship which I have just established. The scholarship money will be used to help a deserving, Florida-resident Chiropractic student, since education was absolutely one of my mom's highest values.
We fully realize that not everyone who knew and loved Eileen can participate in person or through a contribution, so our family would be very happy if on the afternoon of Sept. 9th, you would just take a moment and remember mom and how selflessly she devoted her life to her family, friends, the profession, and the public we serve. Your prayers and positive thoughts are greatly appreciated.
On behalf of my dad, Dr. Bill, my brother, Dr. Dennis, our wives, the grandchildren, and the entire Perman family, thank you for sympathies, love and support. God bless you all.
Steve Perman, DC
Member, FL House of Representatives