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Insurance – do you need it? Part 3

Insurance – do you need it?

You think an accident will never happen to you? Insurance – do you need it?

For those of you who are younger and think that “it won’t happen to me”. Please think again. This story below occurred to close friends of a normal suburban couple (us).

The neighbour

I have a neighbour that ran a chicken shop until recently when he began to act strangely. He and his wife had run the shop successfully for twenty years but he began to stare into space and seem uninterested at work. At first his wife thought he may suffering from depression and booked him into a doctor to receive treatment and medication. Although he improved a little she sought a second opinion which culminated in an MRI scan and the diagnosis of a brain tumour. He was operated on and told he could have radio therapy treatment but the cancer was large and his chance of survival was not good. They decided not to go ahead with treatment and for him to live the time he had left at home with his loved ones. Roughly two months later he died. The shop had been closed for the whole time he was sick (2-3 months) and even though it had been a successful business for 20 years it was impossible to sell as there were no longer any customers. Now his wife is alone and having difficulty applying for government assistance (the pension) because of assets they still have apart from their home.

Update to my neighbours tragic story.

For those of you that didn’t read Insurance Part 2 I thought I would copy and paste the original story into this post as there is another instalment in the story. Have you ever heard someone say that true life is more complicated than any movie script? Believe it or not there has been another tragedy take place in our street only two weeks after I wrote the story above. Two weeks after my neighbour lost her husband to a brain tumour her future son in law was out with friends having a good time. They had some drinks and apparently visited a sex shop for some type of powder or imitation dope (we don’t know details yet). He had a violent reaction to the substance and died. So our neighbour has lost her husband and son in law in two weeks and her step daughter has lost her father and partner. The couples daughter was to have a one year old birthday party on the Sunday (he died Friday night).

It’s proved to me that anything can happen to anyone at anytime so please be careful and be safe. Hug your loved ones and be good to people as the future can be unpredictable.

Don’t say “I won’t happen to me.” It can and it does.

Be safe.

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