Dr. Randy Laurich of the Wellness Experience has been nominated for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Man of the Year Campaign by Brandon Phillips, an extraordinary father, husband, polo player and co-founder of Polo for Life.
Phillips understands this disease firsthand, 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 was grim, but with a strong desire to beat this disease, Phillips was miraculously cancer free after five months of intensive chemotherapy.
Laurich did much research on this disease and one statistic ignited his support for LLS. What he found was that in the early years of life, 40 percent of childhood cancer is leukemia and lymphoma. Laurich believes that this must be remedied.
“I have known parents over the years who 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,” he said. “My grandfather, aunt and one of my wife’s best friends had to endure this journey as well.”
Laurich seeks to raise money to support LLS in its work to battle blood cancers.
“My wife Lorraine and I are blessed to be parents of two beautiful, healthy teenagers, Sophia, 16, and Hudson, 13,” he said. “It is our goal to bring awareness, funding and resources to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society through this campaign 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.”
Laurich encourages the community to get involved through their support.
“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,” he said. “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.”
Laurich invited interested community members to contact him through his office at (561) 333-5351 to learn more about his campaign to support LLS.