1975: The Year That Changed My Life

By Dr. John Reizer

I believe there are defining moments in every person’s life. For me, those defining moments occurred in the year 1975.

There’s a synchronicity to a life where different ingredients are borne into existence and remain hidden from you until such time that they magically appear out of nowhere and drastically alter your life.

In 1966, my mother took me to a pediatric wellness checkup. The doctor gave me a vaccine, and I vividly recall it hurt and burned my left arm terribly. The pain was so bad, I remember crying the entire car ride home. I was only three at the time.

From that day forward, I remember developing many nervous tics in my shoulders, neck, and jaw. The spasms would remain with me for the remainder of my life.

I did not know so at the time, but I had been the victim of a childhood vaccine injury.

The tics would become more noticeable to my parents and friends as I progressed through childhood. I always knew that they were tied to that shot I received.

I was better than an average athlete, and the nervous twitches often precluded me from performing at my best when playing sports.

The problem became so bad, it became difficult for me to finish schoolwork and other activities on time.

I had developed Tourette Syndrome, and it made me self conscious and afraid when I became surrounded by large groups of people. I was also terrified of having to speak in public or play baseball in front of a crowd of spectators. I was cognizant of the nervous tics, and they distracted me while performing in school or on the ball field.

In 1975 I was a member of a little league baseball team that won a world championship in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The summer of that year changed my life forever.

The game was nationally televised, and many millions of people watched the event. There were also many thousands of people who attended the game.

Here’s the funny thing about life, the little league baseball experience helped me to overcome the fear I had developed of speaking or playing sports in front of large crowds. After playing baseball in front of thousands of people, and the game being televised nationally on ABC television, every other game or event I participated in was a smaller venue.

In 1975, I came out of my shell. I also would go on to become a proficient speaker and writer because of that season of baseball. I authored a book at age 15 about the baseball experience.

As the years passed, I have been able to drastically reduce the nervous tics I once had. They minimally affect me in the present day. A lot of that has had to do with my understanding of health and being able to mentally restructure the way I think.

The other thing that makes me believe our lives are tied to a synchronous system is that one of the four teams playing in the championship tournament back in 1975 was from Davenport, Iowa. Davenport is the birthplace of chiropractic. That profession would later become a significant part of my life.

I knew early in my life that I was supposed to teach people about the dangers of organized medicine and that vaccines were a threat to human life.

Every step and stage of my life has helped me learn and understand the importance of the situation currently unfolding. I was born to teach people about fraudulent medical activities being unleashed on society. I am positive there are others out there, like me, doing the same.

1975 Little League World Series Book Back in Print

By. Dr. John Reizer

This post has absolutely nothing to do with the craziness taking place in the world. I ‘ll get back to all that information soon enough.

Today’s article has to do with something from my past and I wanted to write about it here so interested individuals could access the pertinent information through Internet search engines.

In the summer of 1975, I had an opportunity to play on a baseball team that won the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The experience was quite life changing and transformed me into the communicator, teacher and writer I am today.

Prior to this event, I was an introverted twelve year old who had difficulty expressing his thoughts to others. But the grand stage of playing baseball, in front of millions of spectators on national television, and interacting with sports reporters for over six straight weeks, magically changed me into an outgoing individual. Suddenly, I had lost the fear of speaking in public and found an interest in writing stories and eventually books.

After the Little League World Series, I authored a short book that chronicled our team’s success. I was still twelve years old when I wrote the manuscript, and it was published my freshman year in high school.

Over the past several years I have had many people contact me about this book. They wanted to obtain a copy, for one reason or another, and were unable to do so. Unfortunately, the book went out of print years ago, and the copies that were in circulation after the book’s publication have long since disappeared.

There are a few copies still floating around, and for sale on the Internet from antique book sellers, but those copies are not easy to acquire and quite expensive. Because there continues to be a demand for the book by baseball historians and some people residing in Ocean County, I have decided to republish the work and make it available once again.

It’s my hope that interested parties will enjoy reading, “Once in a Lifetime: The Story of a National Championship Little League Team” (the Second Edition) and reliving one of the most exciting sports events to ever impact the town of Lakewood, New Jersey and the entire Jersey Shore community.