How it All Began

The story of how we founded Oxford Recovery Center after witnessing its healing potential.

Early in the summer of 2006, Dr. Tami Peterson’s (Powell) nine year-old daughter, JeAnnah, developed a rare, potentially deadly Viral Encephalitis.Treatment options are limited to nonexistent. The disease can cause unlimited neurological devastation and even death. Viral encephalitis is a parent’s nightmare.

As the disease continued its relentless progression, JeAnnah lost her ability to see, speak, and feed herself. She could no longer sit, stand, or walk.

While JeAnnah’s sight did return, her prognosis remained grim. At one point doctors told us nothing more could be done for our daughter and that she would likely remain in a wheel chair for the rest of her life.

And we found it through the miraculous healing of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

Our daughter’s miraculous recovery through Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) inspired us to found the Oxford Recovery Center. We are committed to offering the same hope and healing power of our recovery approach.

JeAnnah had always been known for her playful, sunny disposition, her love of dance, playing with her dog, and spending time with friends. Encephalitis took all of it from her and more.

Like any parent faced with this type of news, it was clear to us this was unacceptable. There simply had to be a treatment somewhere, anywhere, that could help our daughter, and we were going to find it.

Armed with our unwavering faith in God, and a sense of desperate urgency only parents in this situation can know, we scoured the internet looking for even the smallest morsel of medical information that might help.

Want to hear the full story from the founder herself? Dr. Tami explains our history and vision.