Aflac Holiday Helpers
The holidays can be a fun and exciting time for many. You might think of holiday treats, shopping, concerts, lights and Santa visits. Although this time of year is meant to be joyous, it can be hard for some who have experienced unexpected illness or an accident this year. For those unexpected times, supplemental insurance like Aflac can help keep you on your feet and alleviate some of the financial burden one might feel after an accident or health event. Aflac pays cash to their policy-holders when they are sick or ill which allows the holder to focus on recovery.
This year, Aflac is stepping up to help bless families across the nation. Aflac will give a combined $50,000 this holiday season to help families who are going through particularly challenging times due to recent health events. We were able to help one very deserving family this holiday season. Brook is a mom in her early 30’s. She and her husband have four beautiful kids. This past year, Brook started experiencing tingling in her feet. The tingling spread to her legs. They became numb and she had difficulty bearing any weight on her legs. A trip to the ER led to various testing, including an MRI and lumbar puncture. She was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and spent many days in the hospital trying to get her symptoms under control. If you aren’t familiar with Multiple Sclerosis, also known as MS, an online search describes it as such: MS is an autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system. Nerves in the brain and spinal cord are damaged. Symptoms can vary and can include things like double vision or blindness in one eye, muscle weakness and trouble with sensation and coordination.
As you can imagine, this medical diagnosis put some of the family’s daily living expenses and
activities on hold. I set to work a few weeks ago, contacting Brook’s sister about what the needs of her family were. We decided to fill their pantry, provide toys and clothes to the kids, and included some tech products for Brook and her husband. We also found out there was a need for them to get to their Christmas destination. Aflac helped us provide them with the means to have gas and food on their trip. A very teary Brook expressed special thanks as she wasn’t sure they were going to be able to afford the trip for Christmas. Watch below to see just how fun it was to deliver Christmas to this family!
Along with the holiday and winter season comes winter sports and hobbies, like skiing. Check out this fun new ad, “Ski Patrol,” which comically shows how life often throws you the unexpected. It reminds us to make sure we are protecting our health and lifestyle with help from supplemental insurance, like Aflac.
Aflac is there in your time of need – big or small. To learn more, visit Aflac.
Aflac herein means American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus and American Family Life Assurance Company of New York.