Life was humming along for Lindsay and Tracy Diefenbach. They were settling in well to Armidale, even adapting to the cooler weather, having met and lived on the Sunshine Coast. Lindsay had job security and while only new to his role with Betts Transport (following on from his existing experience as a truck driver); he appreciated the supportive working environment at Betts. Most importantly, he had his four beautiful girls in his life, wife Tracy, their two little ones and eldest daughter Josie (24) from a previous marriage. He was even the proud Grandpa of Josie’s little boy, Ryley. Everyone was close, happy and healthy.
Tragically though, their world would soon be turned upside down with the abdominal pains Lindsay had been experiencing hiding something more sinister – liver cancer. In the months that followed, the couple had a tough journey; Lindsay’s symptoms were initially dismissed as ‘nothing to worry about’ and the Diefenbachs got the run around from the medical profession for months. Eventually, lengthy surgery revealed an aggressive liver tumour wrapped around veins and arteries. Chemo followed and in time, Lindsay received the all clear. But even after the all clear and his return to work at Betts, Tracy, a nurse, knew that her husband’s continuing pain and discomfort was a very worrying sign. Heartbreakingly, in June 2014, at the age of 47, Lindsay passed away, leaving behind the girls he so adored.
Tracy wishes to share their story so that others may know the importance of being insured and having financial security when everything else in life is in complete turmoil.
What you need to know
This information is provided by Invest Blue Limited (ABN 91 100 874 744). The information contained in this article is of general nature only and does not take into account the objectives, financial situation or needs of any particular person. Therefore, before making any decision, you should consider the appropriateness of the advice with regards to those matters and seek personal financial, tax and/or legal advice prior to acting on this information. Read our Financial Services Guide for information about our services, including the fees and other benefits that AMP companies and their representatives may receive in relations to products and services provided to you.
You may also like