Mayor Joseph Santos of Lathrop, CA Survived a Stroke and Serves as a Board Member for Healings in Motion

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Maneuvering through change and challenges have proven to be steps to renewal and success for Joseph "CHAKA" Santos, manufacturer of CHAKA's MMM Sauce.

Board Member of Healings in Motion

Joseph "CHAKA" Santos, Mayor of Lathrop, CA

It's not about Me; it's about We. Together we can progress and make good things happen!

CHAKA Santos was born in Guam and moved to the states when he was in elementary school. Years later Santos was diagnosed with diabetes. He had to cut a lot of the foods out of his diet, but he always loved to marinate his meat. Remembering a family recipe, Santos started manufacturing a fat-free, sugar-free marinade with no MSG.

"CHAKA" worked hard to get the marinade distributed to major supermarket chains throughout Northern CA. He also established advertising partnerships to support the sale of his product. Mary Nicholson, a 26 year broadcast veteran and station owner in Sacramento, CA..

Years later, "CHAKA" and Mary were reconnected in a different town and under different circumstances. Both had survived a near death experience as survivors of a stroke. They both graduated from wheelchairs to walkers. Mayor Santos joined Mary as a founding board member of Healings in Motion. "My relationship with Mary as a business associate and as stroke survivors has made a substantive impact on my life. We are both committed to stroke prevention and to supporting those who survive it".

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