Lincoln Park chiropractor known for fee system that puts

Todd Galley’s passion for helping people at literally any cost left a lasting impression on almost everyone who knew him.

He was born on November 27, 1971 and died on Friday March 18, 2022. He lived to be 50 years old.

Taylor based family chiropractor Todd Galley in Lincoln Park where he and his family once lived for many years.

There the chiropractor revealed he had what many describe as a heart of gold.

He was willing to put service ahead of healthcare costs for his customers.

His style of practice is almost unknown in the industry or any other area of ​​healthcare.

Mr. Galley became known for running his business on a pay-what-you-can-afford basis.

He never billed for his services.

His clients put whatever they could afford in an envelope and deposited it anonymously at his clinic.

Trish Wehner, longtime friend and family patient, spoke for the family about Mr. Galley and his generosity.

“I believed in his way of doing things,” Wehner said. “He kept this wage system going for years. When he was in, he was into it. Nobody else does business like this.”

Wehner said his office atmosphere suited his family-friendly personality, noting that there was a cat and dog wandering around the office most of the time, and a few grandchildren here and there.

Kelly Galley, his wife, is a well-known artist and Wehner said her murals on the walls made the place inviting.

One of the many things that clients admired about him was his acceptance of all people and the effort he made to ensure their quality of life.

As Mr. Galley wanted to better communicate with his Hispanic patients, he began learning Spanish.

“I couldn’t believe how quickly he picked it up,” Wehner said. “He made everyone a family.”

He didn’t like the fact that people had to fill out so much paperwork for treatment and never felt financial pressure to change the way he worked.

It is well known that when people asked about his fee system, Mr. Galley told people that it always seemed to work and that he believed the Lord would find a way.

In addition to his beloved business, Mr. Galley was also a visible presence in the community.

His service to the Lincoln Park community has been admirable, as has his generosity as far as Lincoln Park Mayor Thomas Karnes is concerned.

One of the many things he appreciated about Mr. Galley was his personal stamp on Lincoln Park Days and his valued role in the city as a member of the Downtown Development Authority.

The mayor said Mr Galley was a member of the DDA for several years before resigning from the position.

He said Mr Galley was one of his first supporters and when he needed help to revitalize the DDA he knew who to turn to.

“I persuaded him to come back,” the mayor said. “He had a very healthy approach to what he did. It wasn’t unusual to see him at work in a sleeveless shirt and shorts.”

In the early years Mr. Galley was known to set up his work table at a booth during Lincoln Park Days and his wife there with her paintings adding her artistic touch.

“He was a big part of Lincoln Park Days,” Karnes said. “He just had a good heart and a good soul. He would always step in and take care of people. … He relaxed and had a nice smile and a twinkle in his eyes.”

A statement from his family noted that Mr. Galley’s pay-for-services policy opened the door for many people to receive chiropractic treatment when it would otherwise have been unattainable.

Along with his wife, he is survived by daughters Monique and RaeAnna; sons Jaicen and Jaymie; his father, Donald Galley; a brother, Timothy Galley; and grandchildren Ladon, Maicen, Ruthie, Layla, Logan and Finny. He is preceded in death by his mother Cynthia Ruth.

A memorial service will be held March 26 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Solosy Funeral Home, 3206 Fort St., Lincoln Park.

In this file photo, Todd Galley is flanked by his son Jaymie, 14, and client Dakota Bennett, 4.