Curtis Bannister, Friend to Cat Island, Bahamas Residents

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Curtis Bannister , chiropractor, pilot and real estate entrepeneur helping Cat Island , Bahamas needy. Flying in supplies, providing chiropractic care on Cat Island is making a difference.

Dr. Curtis Bannister , an American, has chosen an independent path of assisting the needy on Cat Island. As a chiropractor and small plane pilot he has been instrumental in providing supplies to schools and needy children.

"I have to give credit to the fine people who have donated to this cause. We have no trouble filling up my plane with necessities for Cat Island, Bahamas " says Curtis Bannister.

Bannister has been flying to the islands for over 20 years and still finds it interesting and exciting (long flight legs with nothing but beautiful turquoise water underneath you and no land in sight for considerable lengths of time.) His plane is a small single engine craft. Although flying a single engine airplane with a limited payload limits the cargo load, nontheless Curtis Bannister's numerous trips have made a noticeable difference. Curtis Bannister has considered flying "heavier iron" (bigger airplanes) as he puts it. A greater payload would mean more supplies and necessities for more people on Cat Island. Big planes tend to be cost prohibitive, however in terms of initial cost, maintainence and fuel costs says Curtis Bannister.

Regarding his impact medically on Cat Island, his chiropractic care has been received very enthusiastically. The native Bahamians typically are very receptive to the chiropractic philosophy. Usually no pay is expected, but Dr. Bannister is sometimes surprised with a gift of grouper, lobster, tomatos or melon.

Curtis Bannister humbly states that he is making but a small dent in meeting the needs of Cat Island's needy, but to date has been rewarded in many ways for his volunteer work on the island. Among the items currently needed are basketball hoops and an additional copying machine for the high school.

To contact Curtis Bannister regarding missionary needs on Cat Island, call 1-800-605-9599 or email or visit

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