With the cost of living being what it is, it is understandable that he could not
afford life insurance and no person I know of feels he is going to die at
such a young age. I never had lifeinsurance through my entire life. I felt
my money could be used more wisely in other places andit worked out well
for me. Lots of things in life are good luck.
I can easily see that a young man with six children under ten must have had a
hard time making ends meet and little left for life insurance. I can see that
he probably also felt that he would live far beyond 31 years of age.It sounds as though he worked hard trying to provide for his family, and
it's a pity that people always want to criticize Dads even when they are
doing all they can. Now he's gone and he should be honored for his
efforts in his tragically short life.
Awesome that everyone stepped up to help. I can't even imagine what they
are going through.It sounds like he didn't have life insurance. Lesson to
everyone reading this that has a family and doesn't have life insurance.
@Brave Sir Robin -- Yeah, and you want to work for a low salary too right?
It's great that people step up to take care of others, no matter how big or
how small the needs are. That is what we have not only been commanded to do, but
it's just the right thing to do. Wonderful job, all!
@Max - not only life insurance is always needed by anyone with kids but long
term disability. My father passed away when I was 1 leaving my mom with 4 small
children. I learned early on that a parent can die. I'm glad this family
has found support and hope that they can live full rich lives.
Re Max: I was also curious about this paragraph: "Today, she has a whole new
set of responsibilities, one of which includes fulfilling a homeowners
association requirement to have a landscaped yard."More detail
would have been nice. There are plenty of places that do not have homeowners
associations that require landscaped yards. Re Brave Sir Robin: It
is by no means a perfect correlation, is it? Utah is known for having a highly
educated workforce; the national firm I work for routinely talks about how
highly Utah is valued, and it's backed up by continually moving more
functions out here from back East. Much of it is based on what the families
themselves are willing to put into their children's education. An area
where I used to live in Orange County had a very highly rated school. On closer
inspection, the demographics turned out to be largely Asian kids. For better or
worse, Asian parents in general focus much more on their kids' academic
success than do other groups, and the test scores reflect that.
How sad and tragic. God be with this young woman and her children. How great it
is that there are so many generous people willing to help. The story
didn't mention life insurance. Surely a man with six kids under 10 years
old would have life insurance.
@sigmund5Show me some data that says higher funding for education
leads to better-educated students and we'll talk. Thanks.
Great Story! Thanks.
Now if Utah and the Deseret News supported children by funding education and not
be last in the country.