I had sold my farm in 2010 and was wanting to cancel my income protection insurance. Pete insisted I keep it and thank goodness I listened to him. In 2012 I was diagnosed with Lymphoma cancer my insurance paid me a lump sum Trauma amount, as well as about 24 months worth of my income protection. I recovered following chemotherapy treatment and a stem cell transplant and returned to sea back in February 2014.
In 2019 I was crook again with Lymphoma needing more treatment and luckily back on insurance claim. Unable to get a marine medical clearance to return to sea, I now rely on my income protection to live on, which is still being paid to me each month, now well over 3 years later… I believe this has been a vital ingredient and helped to keep me in good health today.