"Time flies as we get older. But there are so many good things in my life, and I am grateful for everything I have received and continue to receive from PPLSI. Dick understood this opportunity from the beginning, and I am privileged to experience it daily. Thank you, PPLSI team. I am truly blessed. On April 10, 2007, my husband, Richard, passed away after a long battle with cancer. All the efforts he put into building his PPLSI business from 1994 to 2007 are providing me with residual income on a daily basis. Thank you, Richard, and thank you, PPLSI.
My husband was born in Belgium and grew up during World War II. He came to the United States in 1953, on the Queen Mary with only $29 in his pocket. He immediately fell in love with this country and recognized right away that this was the land of opportunity. He worked hard at perfecting his language skills. He went to school and worked to support his family. We met in Washington, D.C. in 1966, and got married that same year. Within the next three years, we had two beautiful daughters. In 1969, he started his own energy conservation company, selling window film. Though it was a successful company, it did not help us reach the income that we longed for.
In 1993, Dick was introduced to network marketing, which excited him from the start. In 1994, he was introduced to PPLSI and knew this was the “real thing.” He believed in affordable equal justice and made it his primary focus. He enjoyed helping other people and was always willing to train associates and travel when necessary to make presentations.
He was passionate about the LegalShield Membership and loved talking about it, whether it was to a small group of people or up on stage in front of thousands. This is what made him so successful — his belief in the product and in the company.
On March 15, 1996, after getting over what we all assumed was just a cold, Dick was hospitalized with a heart attack and had to have emergency triple bypass surgery. One month later, he was diagnosed with colon cancer. As if that wasn’t enough, on July 2, 1996, he had a massive stroke, which left him completely unable to speak. Many people might have given up at this point, but not Dick. With great effort and determination, he relearned the alphabet. Within a year, he learned to speak again. Regaining control of his health became his new job. It was at this time that he was most thankful for Mr. Harland Stonecipher’s mission to provide equal justice for all and to put economic opportunities within reach of anyone who was willing to work hard. The time and hard work he put in with PPLSI continues to pay off. The income from overrides and the residuals from his organization never stopped. Over the next 10 years, he fought hard to beat the cancer with the same determination and will that he always had. Even during his last days, he continued to speak passionately about PPLSI with the hospice nurses. Dick felt great peace knowing that his family was financially stable thanks to PPLSI and most importantly to Mr. Stonecipher for his vision that made PPLSI a reality.