Dr. Randy Laurich of The Wellness Experience is honored to be nominated for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Man of the Year Campaign by an extraordinary father, husband, polo player and co-founder of Polo for Life, Brandon Phillips.
Brandon understands this disease first hand as he is a survivor himself. Nearing 14 years of age he noticed severe swelling in his right leg and was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma after doctors discovered a grapefruit-sized tumor. The doctor’s prognosis for Brandon was grim predicting that Brandon had only six weeks to live. Fortunately with a strong desire to beat this disease, Brandon was miraculously cancer free after five months of intensive chemotherapy.
Dr. Randy Laurich did much research on this disease and one statistic ignited his “Why” for supporting LLS. What he found was that in the early years of life, 40% of childhood/youth cancer is leukemia and lymphoma. That is not acceptable to Dr. Laurich and he felt this must be remedied.
He noted, “I have known parents over the years that were faced with this diagnosis in one of their children and I can’t even begin to imagine the pain, the heartache, and the strength required in the long battle to follow. My grandfather, aunt, and one of my wife’s best friends had to endure this journey as well.”
Dr. Laurich added, “My wife Lorraine and I are blessed to be parents of two beautiful, healthy teenagers, Sophia 16, and Hudson 13. It is our goal to bring awareness, funding and resources to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society through this campaign I support so that those fighting leukemia and lymphoma may have a chance to resume healthy, happy, prosperous lives and achieve their goals post cancer just like Brandon Phillips did. Hopefully all cancer will just be a small page in a medical history book.”
“I am currently reaching out and I am asking for the most valuable thing you can donate in support of this cause, your time. It is my hope to assemble a small and passionate team to support a massive goal in 2021. If you know me, this is the hardest thing for me to say, I. Need. Your. Help. We’ll learn together, laugh together, probably cry together and most importantly we’ll make a difference together. Please send a private message or call my office at 561.333.5351 and I will fill you in on all the details. Thank you for reading this and thank you for your support!”
~ Dr. Randy Laurich
To participate and help in this cause, send correspondence and donations to:
LLS Palm Beach – Treasure Coast, P.O. Box 735345, Dallas, TX 75373-5345
For questions, contact Monica Kallas – SharpShooter Marketing Group at 561.762.1713