Sandy and Norm Page decided to buy whole life insurance policies in their early 20s. A few years later, their son Adam was born with spina bifida, a malformation of the spinal cord. The cash value from their policy helped pay for many items that were not covered under their health insurance, like special braces that Adam needed to walk. Their life insurance also helped fund Adam’s participation in sled hockey. Adam excelled at the sport and at 18 he was a member of the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team that won the gold medal at the Paralympic Games in Vancouver.
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