The World Celebrates Independence Day

I love the Fourth of July. It’s one of my favorite Holidays.  Kira & I announced our engagement on the Fourth of July, I hosted many LorschLand parties on the big day, and I was planning on throwing one this year.

However, a business trip to Australia put my All-American Fourth of July Barbecue plans on hold until next year. The good news is we are not missing out. Because even half way around the world, they are celebrating America’s Independence Day every day during the week leading up to hot dogs and fireworks on the big day. The U.S. Embassy has the chef from Commander’s Palace in New Orleans making fried chicken bites, gumbo and peach cobbler along with the standard fare of hot dogs and hamburgers everywhere.  The only bad news is that it’s winter here and yesterday in Canberra our Fourth of July picnic was held in temperatures of almost zero.

Since arriving Down Under, most of my time has been in meetings about healthcare with numerous medical professionals, hospitals and government officials on behalf of MMRGlobal and the Company’s MyMedicalRecords Personal Health Record (PHR). And we have been welcomed everywhere and given access to whomever we want to meet.

And if I ever thought that I worked hard in the U.S.!  Being in Australia forces me to work a 12-hour day of meetings with hospitals, physicians, providers, investors and government officials all day every day.  Then I get back to the hotel where I work all day again over the night with Los Angeles.

However, this Fourth of July, in addition to feeling proud to be an American among friends, I am very excited about the business opportunities ahead. Based on all the relationships we are making and doors we are opening, I plan on returning to the States with agreements for as many as 800 physicians to begin offering the MyMedicalRecords PHR.

This week so far I have attended two “July 4th” celebrations an Independence Day Cocktail Party celebration at the National Maritime Museum and the one in Canberra.  While in Canberra I attended meetings with the Minister for Health Peter Dutton. The Aussies sure know how to make a patriotic American feel right at home.

Most everyone loves freedom and much of the world looks to America’s Independence Day as a reason to celebrate the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. There is a definite spirit of partnership and collaboration here between Australian and American business, healthcare, entertainment, sustainability…I could go on and on.  I am proud to be an American in this great big world.  And it’s nice to see a lot of the world is proud of us too.

Happy 4th of July from the cold in Sydney!


Robert H. “Bob” Lorsch, CEO,  MMRGlobal
4401 Wilshire Blvd., 2nd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90010
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