IMMUNOTEC DISTRIBUTOR PROFILES
MOTHER’S QUEST to SAVE her SON REAPS REWARDS O’HANDLEY FAMILY FINDS HEALTH and WEALTH at IMMUNOTEC
One early morning in November 2002, Betty Murray’s phone call changed Karen O’Handley’s life. She heard from a friend that Karen’s 20-year old son, Brian Carmichael, had been diagnosed with cancer in May and that Karen was actively searching for a natural yet effective way to repair her son’s damaged immune system.
Betty knew that Immunocal/HMS 90 could help protect him from the damaging side effects of chemo and radiation, so despite not knowing Karen, she picked up the phone and made the call. As Karen puts it, “I’m glad I had enough sense to listen to her!” Brian’s rare and aggressive cancer (Ewing’s Sarcoma/PNET) was considered Stage IV at the time of diagnosis in May 2002. The primary tumor was in his right shoulder blade with growths under his right arm, in his sternum, over his heart and in both of his lungs. The medical community could only offer mega doses of chemo because the spread of the cancer made it inoperable and ruled out radiation. Brian’s CAT scan (Aug. 2002) showed that the cancer had eaten away at his sternum bone and his heart was swollen with a very visible growth over it, projecting out to the side. Both lungs had multiple metastases in them. Because this cancer grew so rapidly, by the time Brian started chemo (February 2003), the massive growth under his right arm was so large he could not put his arm down by his side and he had to walk around with his elbow extended in the air and his hand near his chest. Brian needed 4 pouches daily and Karen wanted to take 2 pouches herself, along with Immunotec’s other products, but where was this money going to come from in a single-parent household? That was the “WHY” Karen needed to become a distributor! Not only did she need to earn enough in commissions to pay for the products needed, but she also wanted to make this new business her primary source of income so that she could be home to monitor her son’s recovery. Karen started her business by telling close friends about glutathione. These friends saw the value in taking Immunocal/HMS 90 and started coming on board. By the end of her ﬁrst month in business, Karen had 17 distributors in her downline and 17 customers on autoship. Those numbers doubled by the end of her second month and after seven months, thanks to her hard-working downline, there are over 170 distributors and over 240 customers in her organization! Needless to say her Immunotec business is Karen’s primary source of income and she never intends to work for someone else again! Karen’s business grew very quickly. She went from being an Investor distributor to a Diamond in three months. Karen signed on during the qualiﬁcation period for Immunotec’s annual convention. Karen and her downline got busy fast! Karen worked 7 days a week, 10-16 hours daily for 3 months. The results were outstanding! She earned enough points to go to Victoria and to take three of her downline friends along, fully paid! She even made it into the President’s Award draw for a Mercedes-Benz! Talk about exciting! When Karen made the commitment to “do whatever it takes” to have a successful homebased business, she did not have a computer, fax machine, printer or cell phone but Jim Britt’s training tapes kept playing over and over in her head, “Why not you? Why not now? Why not”? She knew that she’d somehow accumulate the tools she needed. Sure enough, shortly after making the commitment, a friend called to offer Karen his used ofﬁce equipment. Karen jumped at the opportunity and since then has been able to buy a brand-new computer, a second phone line, new ofﬁce equipment and her very ﬁrst cell phone!
HERE’S KAREN’S ADVICE FOR NEW DISTRIBUTORS:
2. Sign up on autoship for your minimum
requirement and encourage new recruits to do the same. As you strive to achieve the next title your personal volume points become critically important! If you don’t have an email address, get one. Get a free email address and access it from your local library if you don’t have a computer at home. Uplines rely on emailing their downlines with information and the corporate Immunocations keep you in the loop. Not only has Karen’s life changed dramatically in the past 8 months, but her son is on the road to recovery from cancer. His most recent CAT scan shows that his sternum bone has no sign of cancer in or around it, has filled in and is smooth. Brian’s heart has returned to a normal appearance and the growth over it is gone. The metastases in the lungs are so small it is difficult to tell what they are anymore. The mass under his arm has totally ﬂattened and his upper body has regained its normal appearance. Brian’s oncologist is so impressed with how quickly Brian’s body has responded to the chemo, that he’s telling his colleagues and other patients about Immunocal/HMS 90. Karen is grateful for her inspiring story: “I don’t think I could ever adequately express how grateful I am to Dr. Bounous for discovering Immunocal/ HMS 90, and how glad I am that so many generous and gifted business people are running this hardworking company! And possibly my biggest debt of gratitude goes to my upline Betty Murray, who had the courage to pick up the phone to tell me about something that could truly help my son, a wonderful whey protein powder called ‘Immunocal/HMS 90’!”
1. Not every prospect is a distributor. Qualify
your prospects and differentiate between business builders and customers. Remember, you want to have serious business builders on your team of distributors, as well as many customers on autoship.