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Melissa Wandall: Keeping His Spirit Alive

No one knows what the future holds. One moment life is unfolding exactly as you have planned, and the next, you’re handed a life-changing event.

That’s what happened to Melissa Wandall. Nine months pregnant, she decided to put her feet up and relax after work instead of going out to eat. Mark, her husband of a year, gave her a kiss as he left to dine out with Melissa’s brother. Mark never returned.

On the way home, he was killed instantly when another driver ran a red light and broadsided the car he was in. He was only 30 years old.

Melissa went from a newlywed and mother-to-be, to a widow and single mother.

Just two and a half weeks later, Melissa gave birth to their daughter, Madisyn Grace. “It was the hardest thing I’ve done, knowing that I was bringing this child home without my husband,” she says.

In what seems a blink of an eye, Melissa went from a newlywed and mother-to-be, to a widow and single mother. Fortunately Mark had planned properly for his family and had enough life insurance to take care of his family’s needs—both now and into the future.

The life insurance has allowed Melissa to remain in their home and to take time off from her career so she can be a stay-at-home mom. In addition, she has been able to put money into a college fund for Madisyn Grace. Life insurance has provided Melissa with options that wouldn’t otherwise have been available to a young, single mother.

“Mark’s legacy to me is Madisyn. And we want him to see that we can go on with his help—and that we’re going to make it,” she says.

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