Brittany Lacombe’s life was changed forever while on a Mother’s Day camping trip with her mother and sisters in 2011. Her mother’s foot started bothering her so much that they called 911 and she was taken to the hospital. They thought everything would be fine after an overnight stay. Unfortunately things went very wrong during the night her mom died of a pulmonary embolism.
At age 20, Brittany was now the head of the family, and had to take care of her sisters who were then age 15 and 16. Then it was one painful discovery after another. She found out her mom had only $300 in the bank and was way behind on her bills. On top of planning for and figuring out how to pay for the funeral she had to deal with notices that the house was about to be foreclosed on and that the water and electricity were about to be shut off.
Death is something most people never think about or prepare for. Brittany’s mom had a small life insurance policy with her job, but lost it when she was laid off. He mom never thought she needed life insurance because she was only 49 years old.
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