Leroy. Golden Rick Wonder. Throughout his life, Rick Benick has had many names and has met and touched the lives of many people. From Pure Funk to The Cherry People to Roadmaster to Mitch Ryder to The Alligator Brothers, he's been a stellar musician for most of his life. He's also been a fantastic husband, father, son, uncle, brother, cousin, and friend to many.
In late 2017, Rick was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, a form of cancer that affects the bone marrow and blood. He's been in and out of the hospital since November getting two rounds of chemotherapy treatments. Unfortunately at this point, he has not gone into remission. The family is now seeking alternative treatments to continue this fight against Leukemia. As you can imagine, the journey for treatment has been and will continue to be a financial and emotional burden.
If Rick has touched your life, and you feel inclined, we would love your support in this journey as we continue to find other medical solutions that will hopefully kick his Leukemia to the curb! Rick is a rocker and a fighter at heart. He's been mentally and physically strong so far, and we would love emotional and spiritual support as well. We believe in the power of prayer or any other form of positive energy you can send Rick's way!