As many of you know, Mark and Kirstyn already have been managing several life-changing events.
In November 2017 Mark had to undergo unexpected open-heart surgery. And, even though he was insured, the insurance did not cover the life-saving expenses they incurred, and it definitely didn’t cover the income the family lost while Mark was unable to work during his recovery.
This followed just two months after the devastating hurricanes Irma and Maria left their home uninhabitable. They have been living in a 5th-wheel travel trailer on their property for over a year as their home is still undergoing repairs. As with so many families, the insurance they carried did not protect (and could not possibly have protected) the family from all of the financial impact they suffered, especially when followed by Mark’s medical emergency. Their financial safety net was decimated.
Mark and Kirstyn persevered with the spirit and humor and resilience we all cherish so much. Even when they learned that Mark had to undergo another open heart surgery to re-repair his mitral valve. And on Valentine’s Day, it seemed that his surgery was a complete success … until he did not wake from the anesthesia.