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BrandonPhillips

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Review for Kids Cancer Foundation, Inc., Royal Palm Beach, FL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

My name is Brandon Phillips. I have been a professional polo player for the past 22 years, playing all over the world at the highest level. This year I will be competing in my 23rd season at the International Polo Club with the Postage Stamp Farm Polo Team.
At the age of 15 I was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, stage 4. I was given 6 weeks to live. The shock of this is that it literally happened overnight. I played a rugby game on the Thursday, a Polo game on the Friday, and a Soccer game on the Saturday. Then woke up Sunday morning with my left leg aching. Then my life changed forever..
Obviously, I overcame the odds and survived and just 2 years later I played in my first professional polo game and have been a professional athlete ever since.
Four years ago I started my own charity event called Polo For A Purpose. All proceeds are donated to the local LLS here in Palm Beach. To date we have raised close to $1,000,000 in the last 4 years. This year will be our 5th annual event on January 15th at the International Polo Club.

Role:  Volunteer
KCF1 (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Thank you so much for your support Brandon. It is greatly appreciated. You are truly an inspiration to all our young patients. We are so grateful for the time you spend with all of them.