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Meet Bonnie Yonkman from North Richmond Hills!

October WelCel CBD Champion Spotlight

This month we’re spotlighting WelCel Champion Bonnie Yonkman. Bonnie is the CEO and Founder of Bonnie’s Botanicals, a lovely CBD shop in North Richland Hills, Texas.

Hi Bonnie! We’re so excited to chat with you today. What’s your background and how did you find your way to CBD?

Hello! I was in the medical field for 33 years—I set up imaging centers, county hospitals, and private practices, as well as the Texas Center for Proton Therapy in Irving. After so many years of lifting, pulling, and pushing patients, combined with some trauma, well I just ended up with a ton of pain. I had neuropathy, sciatica nerve pain from my lumbar region, and herniated discs constantly pushing on my spinal cord, which led to pain, numbness, and weakness in my neck and back. 

The doctors and I tried everything: physical therapy, steroid injection, the burning of nerve roots. (Let’s not forget the prescription drugs!) And after eight years, the doctors gave up on me. I was still in so much pain and they finally said, “Bonnie, it’s time for you to get surgery, we’ve done everything else possible.” Well, surgery was their answer, NOT mine. All I could think was, “I’m single—who is going to take care of me after my surgery?” I couldn’t afford to be off work for the recovery time. And what if they made a mistake?! It was just so depressing.

So did this experience lead you to try CBD?

A friend turned me on to CBD in 2018. It changed my life, both physically and mentally. It was amazing—I had no more pain, anxiety, or depression, and I could stop taking my prescription drugs for migraines and sleep problems. And that’s when the lightbulb went off. I decided it was time to hang up my lab coat and start helping people in a different way. I dedicated my life to teaching and educating others about CBD. In my shop, I consult with people one on one to select the correct CBD product and dosage for their needs. It’s so important that people understand the many differences—full-spectrum or an isolate? Ingestible or topical? CBD can change lives, if people have the right product. I’m passionate about helping people, one drop at a time.

How did you get involved with WelCel?

When Covid hit and my store was forced to close, I was driven to try new things. That’s when I met Dr. Lisa and her amazing product line. It was so exciting to meet another caregiver with the same passion for safe and high-quality products that can enhance your life. It was a perfect marriage. Those first five or six weeks of the business being shut—that was hard and scary. I still had bills, rent, and insurance to pay. When Dr. Gardner told me that WelCel would handle the shipping, it felt like such a huge blessing. All I have to do is sign people up and they get their CBD through auto-ship. And the product itself is just amazing—it’s pure, it tastes good, and it works. 

Do you have a go-to dose? Favorite product?

I’ve had gastric bypass surgery, so I have issues with absorption and therefore need the 3000mg oil because it offers a much quicker delivery. And I started giving CBD to my 16-year-old Yorkie, Tigger, and you can just see he feels better: he’s running, walking, barking, jumping, eating more, jumping more. To see that in an older dog is just amazing.


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