According to the LIFE website, “Life insurance can do some pretty amazing things for people…there’s just one small catch. You need to own life insurance.”
No one knows what the future holds. One moment life is unfolding exactly as you have planned, and the next, you’re handed a life-changing event.
Life Changed in an Instant
That’s what happened to Melissa Wandall. Nine months pregnant, she decided to put her feet up and relax after work instead of going out with her husband of just one year. Mark gave her a kiss and headed out the door to meet up with Melissa’s brother for dinner.
Mark never returned.
On the way home, he was killed when another driver ran a red light and crashed into his car broadside. Melissa gave birth to their daughter, Madison Grace, just two weeks later. It was an exciting and painful time for her all at once. Her husband was not here to share this moment with them – or any of the future moments with their daughter.
In what seems a blink of an eye, Melissa went from a newlywed and mother-to-be, to a widow and single mother. Life changed in an instant.
The life insurance has allowed Melissa to remain in the family home, take time off from her career so she can be a full-time mom, and put money into a college fund for Madison Grace.
The insurance has also given Melissa the opportunity to keep Mark’s spirit alive through two important causes.
- She formed the Mark Wandall Foundation to raise money for worthy causes in her community.
- She also is the driving force behind a citizens’ coalition pushing for a new state law, the Mark Wandall Traffic Safety Act, that would stiffen criminal penalties for red-light running.
“Melissa is making a difference in the community and in the state of Florida,” says a family friend.
Life insurance has provided Melissa with options that wouldn’t otherwise have been available to a young, single mother. “Without it, I don’t think I would have the time or the energy to put into the foundation and the coalition,” says Melissa. “It has allowed me to do these things and to be at home with my daughter.”
See more about Melissa’s story in the video below.
Life delivers both ups and downs. And while you can’t control the future, you can take steps to safeguard your family and the good things that you’ve created in your life. Having adequate life insurance helps you prepare for the unexpected. Make sure your family’s hopes and dreams are protected if something happens and life changes.
September is Life Insurance Awareness Month (LIAM) and it’s a good time to give consideration to your personal life insurance needs. A majority of families either have no life insurance or not enough, leaving them one accident or terminal illness away from a financial catastrophe for their loved ones.
Life Insurance Awareness Month is the perfect time to assess your life insurance needs.
Contact Kimberly Woodson
Life insurance is Kimberly Woodson’s specialty and she’s happy to help you evaluate your personal situation. She is offering a complimentary review/consultation for our readers. Kimberly is a local Farmers Insurance agency owner and she is available to help you figure out what you need – and what you don’t need.
And she’ll also make sure that you are covered in case the unthinkable happens.
Give her a call to schedule an appointment or just to talk about any insurance needs at (804) 980-7353, or visit her website.
You’ll have better peace of mind knowing that you have done everything possible for your future and the future of your family.
September is Life Insurance Awareness Month, the perfect time to take stock of your life insurance needs. Start by contacting Kimberly Woodson who can help you determine the right amount and type of insurance to protect the ones you love. You can also visit her Facebook page where you’ll find valuable tips on life insurance and more. The more you know, the easier it is to make important those important decisions about insurance.
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