CEO / RN CNM / IBCLC / CHCM
As the company’s founder Vicki’s focus was always on clinical excellence and creating the cohesion between traditional and alternative medicine. As a thirty year health care veteran, she spent her entire career caring for clients in a holistic manner and created several different health care businesses that use the integrative approach.
She practiced as a Nurse-midwife, a woman’s health care nurse practitioner, a menopause specialist, and a lactation consultant, as well as worked in the mental health field. She was a mother of five and grandmother of nine. She brought her passion for caring for families in a “wholistic” manner to Whole Life Home Health Care as its founder and president.
An elderly Chinese woman had two large pots, each hung on the ends of a pole which she carried across her neck. One of the pots had a crack in it while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water. At the end of the long walks from the stream to the house, the cracked pot arrived only half full. For a full two years this went on daily, with the woman bringing home only one and a half pots of water. Of course, the perfect pot was proud of its accomplishments. But the poor cracked pot was ashamed of its own imperfection, and miserable that it could only do half of what it had been made to do. After two years of what it perceived to be bitter failure, it spoke to the woman one day by the stream. ‘I am ashamed of myself, because this crack in my side causes water to leak out all the way back to your house.’ The old woman smiled, ‘Did you notice that there are flowers on your side of the path, but not on the other pot’s side?’ That’s because I have always known about your flaw, so I planted flower seeds on your side of the path, and every day while we walk back, you water them.’ For two years I have been able to pick these beautiful flowers to decorate the table. Without you being just the way you are, there would not be this beauty to grace the house.’ Each of us has our own unique flaw. But it’s the cracks and flaws we each have that make our lives together so very interesting and rewarding. You just have to take each person for what they are and look for the good in them. So, to all of my cracked pot friends, have a great day and remember to smell the flowers on your side of the path!
Vicki Wolfrum Memorial Fund
After Vicki’s passing in 2016 a foundation was created in her honor to provide scholarships for Lactation Consultants through the UCSD extension program. Recipients will be practicing in San Diego County and supporting the community for years to come.
To donate to the Vicki Wolfrum Memorial Fund please visit http://www.breastfeeding.org/product/donate-in-remembrance-of-vicki-wolfrum/
Vicki’s legacy of compassionate care is the mission of Whole Life Home Care.