Martine and Scott Adams are college sweethearts who have shared their lives since the tender age of 17. They’re also parents of Cai and Parker.
Sadly, there’s something else they share: the battle with cancer. Scott battled cancer throughout his childhood, teen and early twenties while Martine was diagnosed in 2016.
Inspired by their own experience, Martine sent a message through to our Facebook inbox. She wanted to share her story to help spread awareness about how important life insurance is.
So, we decided to dedicate this article to Martine and Scott and donate to her cause. We also team up with them to continue to spread awareness about the importance of life insurance and how much it can affect the lives of your loved ones by not having it.
Scott Adams was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) when he was two and a half years old. After having two successful lots of chemotherapy and twenty-five years of regular check-ups, Scott was finally discharged in 2017.
In a devastating turn of events, on the very same day he was given the all-clear from cancer, Scott was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, an incurable heart disease.
In 2016 Martine started suffering from sporadic pressure headaches and back pains. Something she, as many of us would do, didn’t think was a cause for concern.
However, when the pain became excruciating in August 2018, Martine went to her GP. Martine was found to have a tumour on her spine. In November 2018, she underwent surgery in the hopes of bringing her back to full health.
Yet, like Scott, Martine also had an unfortunate set back in her health battle. In January 2019, she was diagnosed with Diffuse Leptomeningeal Glioneuronal tumours; an extremely rare, ungraded and life-limiting cancer.
Although neither doctors nor Martine knows what will happen, she remains positive for her family.
When Martine and Scott bought their house in 2016, they decided to wait until he was given the all-clear to get life insurance together. Unfortunately, like a lot of us, life seemingly got in the way and they never got round to getting life protection.
Shockingly, one in two UK citizens will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime*.
Taking a life insurance policy with critical illness cover could have helped Martine and Scott pay the bills throughout the illness, maintain the family’s lifestyle and pay off the mortgage if the worse was to happen.
Martine now has this message for you:
“Don’t put this on your list of things to do… get life insurance as soon as you read this. That small amount each month is nothing for peace of mind, knowing you’re protecting your family.
Don’t let life get in the way, of being too busy to get a quote that could be extremely beneficial to you and the people you love.”
As Martine and Scott have no insurance in place, their family and friends set up a GoFundMe page “to help Martine and Scott make precious memories before it’s too late.”
Touched by their story, the Busy Bee Life Insurance Team and many others have already contributed, raising £15,789 in a week and £22,935 to date.
Now we ask you to Help Martine Make Memories by following the link and donating. A small donation can go a long way: www.gofundme.com/f/help-martine-make-memories-livinginthenow
We wish you all the best ❤️
If you have been affected by a life-changing event/condition and you wish to share your story, please feel free to contact us at [email protected] or through the Busy Bee Life Insurance Facebook page.
Last update - October/2020
* Source - Cancer Research UK