The best gift you can give yourself

I love The Block. It’s one of my favourite programmes to watch with my six year old daughter. Even though we have endless debates over who the best team is – for her it’s Ronnie (Mr Hollywood) and Georgia and for me its Sticks and Wombat. And with all the confidence of her advanced years she is immovable in her opinion – even in the great Body Corporate saga, she is very clear that they were on the right side of the principles of fairness.

So, we were snuggled up on the couch the other night watching the Ronald McDonald House room makeover. It’s one of the things I love about The Block, that they always have at least one challenge which gives back to the local community. And they were interviewing the mum and brothers to a young boy called Aaron. Last year Aaron was diagnosed with a brain tumour and since then he had been in and out of hospital, often for months on end. As a mum myself to a boy of similar age this season’s story felt really close to home.

Of course, Aaron’s family travelled to be with him and stayed in the Ronald McDonald home to be there to support him. As I swallowed past the golf ball which had suddenly taken up residence in my throat I reflected how glad I was that I had the foresight to take up Children’s trauma insurance for my own two children.

With this cover in place, if (god forbid) anything like this ever happened to our family, I would have adequate funds to stop work and be there every step of the way for my child.

My heart goes out to those families who can’t afford to do this. Who struggle through week after week, to cover not only the normal daily costs of living but all the extras which mount up during what is already such a traumatic and stressful time.

If you don’t already have something in place – I urge you to get straight on the phone to one of our financial advisers and get this in place right away! It’s a few dollars cost for so much peace of mind and gives you so many options if the worst come to pass.

Right now – I think I need to go give my children a hug.

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