The early days of spring are always special here at the Institute, because not only do we welcome a year of new growth, we get ready to celebrate another year in the life of our founder. Today, Charlotte Gerson turns 91! (or, as she might prefer us to say, today is the first anniversary of her 90th birthday).
Charlotte has inspired thousands of people across the world to begin their personal healing journeys, including many of us here at the Gerson Institute. My guess is that many of you have been inspired by her powerful work, too.
This week we’ve been overwhelmed with the number of greetings and birthday wishes that have come in. Hearing from you means a lot – not just to Charlotte but to all of us here at the Institute. It reminds us how important our work is. It reminds us that we are making a difference.
Last year, in celebration of Charlotte’s 90th birthday, we planted the Charlotte Gerson Legacy Orchard down at Wild Willow Farm.
This year, volunteers finished constructing the entryway to the orchard, designed by local architect and sustainable housing advocate Candace Vanderhoff.
This orchard of fruit trees was more than just a way of helping increase the amount of local organic produce. It was a symbol of Charlotte’s life and work, the reality that social change is brought about by determined people who keep educating and spreading the word and never give up. Change happens because of individuals like Charlotte and Dr. Max Gerson.
The first spring blossoms on the growing saplings are out, reminding us that our whole movement is entering a springtime. As more and more people come to realize the value of a holistic approach to healing, incredible opportunities are opening up for Gerson.
Thanks to Charlotte, the Gerson Therapy is still here, ready to blossom in this new spring. Thanks to you, we have the group of determined citizens needed to support these new opportunities.
Have you become a Gerson Person? Has Charlotte had an impact in your life? If so, please help strengthen her legacy.
By making a donation today in honor of Charlotte’s 91st birthday, you support our continued education and outreach efforts. You also make new projects like our upcoming Guide to Cost Saving and Fundraising for Gerson Patients possible.
To Charlotte, there is no greater gift than keeping the Gerson Therapy alive for future generations. We need your support to continue Charlotte’s work, realize her vision, and help others on the path to true healing.
Give Charlotte the perfect birthday gift by…
- Making a donation to the Gerson Institute or becoming a monthly donor.
- Educating a friend by sharing a copy of Charlotte’s book Healing the Gerson Way or sending them to our website.
- Taking time to replenish your body, by raising a glass of carrot-apple juice in Charlotte’s honor!
- Sending her a birthday message in the comments below
Lastly, enjoy this video we made for Charlotte’s birthday last year, featuring beautiful old home videos from the Gerson family, birthday wishes from fans and recovered patients across the world, and messages from our staff and volunteers here at the Institute!
Update: A Message from Charlotte
“I am overwhelmed by the love and attention I have received for my birthday. There were more than 500 birthday wishes on Facebook and 6,000 friends who “liked” my photo and birthday greeting. Hundreds of e-mails came, too, and many birthday cards.
I would love to be able to thank each and every one of you, but of course that is impossible and so I take this occasion to tell you how I am moved and happy so many of you have received benefit from my work and hold me in such affection.”
Happy Birthday Charlotte!!! Thanks for being someone I wish to see more of in the world!
My family and I are healthy today,, because of Charlotte Gerson, the health Prophet.
Proud to be a Gerson person, Warmest Wishes and God’s Blessings be with you, dear
Your kindred spirits in denmark, Scandinavia
Irsa relief Agency, Ausirez C. Christensen
happy birthday and thank you for sharing your wisdom 🙂
Happy birthday from all of us currently at the clinic in Tijuana! We’ll raise our juice glasses to you at the lunch table today!
Thank you and Happy Birthday!
Happy Birthday to Charlotte Gerson, my Heroine
Happy Birthday!! My grandkids love reading & guess what? They are more interesting to talk to than kids who are constantly playing video games!! Doing great in school too!
Happy Birthday Charlotte!! Thank you for making the World a Better Place. We love you and God Bless – Your avid fan from Singapore, Marquis Goh.
Happy birthday, Charlotte! Thank you so much for all of your hard work and dedication!!!
Wishing you a wonderful birthday. Thankyou for all you do and God bless you.
happy birthday to an amazing caring loving inspiring healthy compassionate and just a wonderful human being.. I am blessed that you are a live in my time and i am grateful for your existence which has made the lives of many people a healthy one. Love xoox Angelina
Spring, when new life begins. Happy first anniversary of your 90th Birthday!
Your book has been life-changing for me. I am forever grateful for the knowledge you have carried on from your father’s work. You are a gem.
Happy Birthday to Charlotte! My daughter Jedda turns 8 today and she is proud to share the same birth date with an amazing leader like Charlotte. Congratulations on another terrific year! Keep up the love!!!
Happy 90th birthday to a truly amazing person! I want to personally thank you for helping to cure my grandfather of Leukemia in 1976 at the clinic in Tijuana. Your dedication and your father’s therapy allowed him to live for an additional 25 years cancer free.
Happy Birthday! You are an inspritation!
Happy Birthday Charlotte:)
Happy Birthday Charlotte. I love your books, web sites, and most of all your care for the sick. I am healthy, yet I believe it is because I follow most of your philosophy. My wife and I eat an organic vegetarian diet most of the time. I juice fruits and vegetables. I refrain from fluoride, and chlorine as best I can. I also do a 10 day juice fast once a year and take care of other recommended needs during a fast. You inspire me to inspire others to live a healthy life as a means of preventive medicine. It would be great to visit you in Mexico or California some day while being healthy, but would not think twice of visiting if help was needed by you and your staff. May God bless you and all those in your care. Warmest Regards, Brian Kucan. Albany New York.
Feliz cumpleaños y gracias por tu trabajo para la humanidad.
happy birthday Charlotte doll. T-h-a-n-k-y-o-u—for having clinics—thank you for telling the truth—the body heals itself. I agree with your message–I have a vegetarian/mostly vegan diet thanks to my smart daughters who led the way years ago. I remember how they had to push and educate me to stop eating meat…it worked. So educate and push the truth, it can only do someone gooooooooooooood! God Bless You
Happy Birthday to you Charlotte. All though we have never meet I will continue to spread all of your good words of knowledge and hope and will forever be thankful for you and your father’s continous fight to do things the right way, The Gerson way. Happy Happy Birthday.
Happy Birthday Charlotte ! From Phob/Thailand
Happy Birthday Chalotte, Thanks for being yourself. God Bless You!
You are an amazingly tenacious human being for sharing your father’s knowledge of health and wellbeing and in doing so providing answers to those who were told there were none, I wish I could be a part of your organization. I would love to experience what you must feel when you know you have helped someone to achieve optimal health, what an awesome legacy! And, I think we share a birthday…mine is March 27th!
I don’t know you, but I love you…
Happy belated Birthday to an amazing woman! God Bless you, your father and your entire organization and staff!
Merci Charlotte.Vous m’avez inspiré à changer mon mode de vie et à prendre en main ma santé. Je débute votre thérapie et je suis convaincu qu’elle m’aidera à retrouver ma Santé. Vous êtes une femme tellement inspirante. Bonne fête madame et surtout, aux plaisirs de vous voir un jour. Geneviève Blais from Québec.
Joyeux Anniversaire Charlotte! How can we ever show our gratitude for your compassion? May you continue to be blessed for all that you do! ~Hugs TinaMarie
Belated birthday wishes from Australia! I hope that the Gerson therapy will someday be legal for ND’s and MD’s to practice here, someday it will happen! Just like others I am grateful for your existence too.
Written on May 14, 2013.
Mrs Charlotte Gerson,
Every one seems to just call you, Charlotte, and i suppose you are quite okay with that, but if in person, i am not so certain i could feel comfortable calling you, Charlotte, instead of Mrs Gerson.
I wish there was a Gerson Institute in Montreal, Canada (where i live) but i really wish i lived in San Diego just so i could volunteer my time in the kitchen, so i could see you on your many next birthdays.
I’ve been watching you in videos for about 5 years now and i am truly in awe. My life has changed so much because of you.
You are a very beautiful soul, and i wish you would just live forever in the flesh.
(YOU just might!)
You will always be in my thoughts every time i’ll use my meat grinder to masticate my fresh produce and then juice it in my hand-made, hydraulic juice press and drink it down. I will always remember your words and those of Dr Gerson.
You are both legends.
I hope to, one day, somehow be able to meet you, in person, and look into those bright blue, wise eyes that twinkle, and clink our carrot juice glasses.
Geez, why didn’t your dad bring the family to Canada, instead of going to the USA.
Many, many more happy birthdays for you.
With much respect,
AKA Robbie Daug
Feliz Aniversário, Charlotte…. o Brasil tem aprendido muito com os ensinamentos de seu pai, Gerson…
Charlotte, you have inspired me more than you know. Happy birthday, and I look forward to wishing you many, many, many more. Blessings to you and your family!
Dear Ms. Charlotte, Thank you for your great information, and the recent interview you had with Mr. Jonathan Landsman all about CARROTS, and I hope you will continue to give good advice to all who are excited about good health. Thanks and HAPPY BIRTHDAY.
Curtis H. Brittle
Happy Belated Birthday, Ms. Charlotte! I am very thankful to God that you carried on the wonderful work of your father, Dr. Max Gerson! I highly respect both of you for your dedication in healing the world the natural way. I continue to spread the word about the Gerson Therapy. It also changed our lifestyle health-wise, and the Gerson Therapy continue to cure our common illnesses, both me and my family. We never go to the doctor, and I give God the honor and glory. May God grant you more years to come with bountiful blessings, so you can continue the tremendous work of healing people. I will often pray for you. I love you, Ms. Charlotte and wish someday, Lord willing, I will be able to meet you in person!
Muchas gracias por el gran trabajo que has venido realizando en favor de esta humanidad doliente…
Gracias Charlotte !!!!!!
Happy Birthday, you are so blessed to belong to a family who doesn’t take ‘a NO ‘ for an answer. Thank you and your father, for inspiring us to be our best selves. – I dream of becoming a ND. one day. 🙂
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