We know that on the outside, Skin Research Laboratories® seems to be just a skin and beauty enhancing company, but there is so much more to us. Our goal is to leave this earth a better place than we found it; to guarantee that those who follow in our footsteps will look back at our legacy and be proud of their forbearers. From our enhancing products to our community outreach, we try to do the best we can to help all; regardless of social standing, racial background, or birthplace. We are all part of the human race and we are here to live our lives the best we can. Being caretakers for those around us, we know that life is too short to be lost in negativity or overshadowed in discontent. Rather, life needs to be like the rising sun—bright, powerful, and full of warmth, thread together with the brilliant rays of hope that pierce the dark sky. In this lies our mission: Enhance lives and make this world a better place for all. We celebrate our heroes and try to be that person to others. We do not focus on sorrow, rather, with singlemindedness, choose to divert our attention to life’s positive moments. Our message is straightforward—enhance your life and make the future bright for all.
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Recent Skin Research Laboratories® Outreach
Denny Salisbury - Nepal 2018
Denny went through hell. He has bounced back and has devoted his life to helping people. That is why we are proud to sponsor Denny in his expedition to Nepal, where he will help the earthquake-ravaged villages while climbing to the summit of Gokyo Ri mountain. His girlfriend Megan will be accompanying him over to Nepal and will serve in an orphanage, implementing a new reading program for children. Denny has bounced back from the bottom and is an example to all of us of what it means to #EnhanceYourLife.
Denny Salisbury joined the Marines in 2006, at the age of 18. He served for just over a year when his battalion was maliciously attacked, leaving him severely injured. He was treated for the burns he sustained and the injuries he received. Upon returning to service, it was clear that, although his body had recovered, his mind had not. He suffered from extreme PTSD and was sent home. Upon returning home, Denny, who was attempting to get better, was faced with an even bigger mountain to climb—a prescription painkiller addiction.
The Lowest Point
In order to receive an escape from both the injuries in his mind and body, Denny was given painkillers, that led to an addiction. Denny was on over 10 painkillers at one time and had no way of breaking free. He eventually would end up in a coma from the medications. He eventually ended up on his hands and knees asking anyone and everyone for help. He knew that he had to overcome this addiction, or it would kill him. He even attempted to kill himself, but the gun did not fire, thus saving his life. Denny would eventually end up putting himself into a drug rehab program in downtown San Francisco. He was able to overcome his addiction and has been helping others ever since.
"A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles."
Denny is truly a hero. After overcoming his addictions, he went on to raise over $15,000 dollars for a children’s foundation as he, and a fellow veteran, rode their bikes from Boston to Seattle. He has done so much for others. From sitting down with fellow veterans and helping them overcome PTSD, to helping other veterans overcome their mountains (both metaphorical and literal), or teaching wilderness survival as his day job. As he puts it, “I will drop everything I am doing to help people.”
Denny, thanks for letting us be a part of your expedition to Nepal.