One of the best things that the LIFE Foundation offers is its realLIFEstories. These are not commercials; they don’t use actors pretending to be someone else. Instead, realLIFEstories tell the moving stories of how people’s lives—and the lives of their families—were impacted by death, disability or illness, and how insurance helped them see their way through those difficult times.
Take the case of the Montes de Oca family. Lissete lost her husband, Felipe, and Felipe Jr. and Lucas lost their father, when he was only 47 years old, after a heartbreaking battle with cancer. You can watch their story here.
As their story shows, life is never, ever the same after a loved one dies. However, the fact that her husband had life insurance has meant that Lissete does not have to worry about finances in addition to the grief that she and her sons have to deal with. As she says, “Life insurance is something you pay for, but never expect to use. But here I am, and I can’t imagine not having this support to help me through.”
Powerful stories like the Montes de Oca’s help people understand what insurance really does. That’s why each year LIFE asks that agents and advisors (and we know there are some of you out there who read this blog!) submit stories of their own to LIFE’s realLIFEstories Client Service Recognition Program, which demonstrate how the insurance they helped a family put in place made a difference in a time of need. Find out more here.
If you or your family have benefited from life, disability or long-term care insurance and you’d like to share your story with the American public, send this link along to your agent: www.lifehappens.org/reallifestories-program-application.