Martine (28) and Scott Adams (30) are college sweethearts who have shared their lives together since the age of 17 and parents of Cai (9) and Parker (6).
Sadly, there is something else they share: the battle with cancer.
Inspired by her own experience, Martine sent a message through to our Facebook inbox. Her aim in doing this was to share her story and spread awareness about how important life insurance is.
Moved by their story, we decided to dedicate this article to Martine and Scott. They inspired us not only to donate to her cause, but also to team up with her and Scott 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.
In 2016 Martine started suffering sporadic pressure headaches alongside with pain on her back; something many of us think as a day to day issue with no cause for concern.
However, when the pain became excruciating in August 2018, Martine went to her GP. Martine was found to have a tumor 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 Glironeuronal tumours; an extremely rare ungraded and possibly life limiting cancer.
Martine will now undergo two types of chemotherapy for ten weeks, from January to March 2019.
Although neither doctors or Martine know what will happen after the chemotherapy, 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, according to Cancer Research, 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."
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 - June/2020