Dr. Brett Saks was a wonderful husband, father, son, brother, uncle, cousin, friend, and doctor. He made instant connections with every person he met- often leaving them with a funny saying or a new nickname that he created for them on the spot.
As a Health & Wellness Coach, he loved doing talks and educating people. Brett was trained in Chiropractic, Naturopathy, Clinical Nutrition, and Acupuncture. He said, “Optimal health is much more than the absence of sickness. It is the conscious pursuit of the highest qualities of the physical, chemical, emotional, energetic and spiritual aspects of the human experience.” He was not your typical doctor. He truly cared about others’ physical and emotional well-being, often checking on his patients by calling them at home or stopping by for a visit.
In 2007, Brett found a new way to give back and help others. He participated in the QMDC (The Qualcomm Million Dollar Challenge), a 7 day, 600 mile charity bike ride from San Francisco to San Diego. The money raised benefits the Challenged Athletes Foundation, a southern CA based organization that provides funding for prosthetics, handcycles, and a variety of other services to challenged athletes of all ages. Brett was amazed and inspired by the CAF and the courage and strength of the athletes he met and was determined to make the QMDC an annual event. On October 4th, 2008 while doing what would have been his last 100 mile training ride for the 2008 QMDC, he was hit by a car and passed away. He is deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
All those listed below helped create and install the bike for Brett.
Kim Saks (Brett's wife)
Aaron Saks (Brett's son, age 7)
Ana Saks (Brett's daughter, age 2)
Cathy Saks (Brett's mother)
Larry Saks (Brett's father)
Jodi Fagan (Brett's sister)
Brian Fagan (Brett's brother-in-law)
Patrick Fagan (Brett's nephew)