Coleen Stokes: The Responsible Thing to Do

At 22, Coleen's daughter Summer was managing her own household and working full-time as a waitress, while attending school with dreams of becoming a doctor.

Summer would drop by her insurance agent’s office each month to pay her auto insurance. One month, Summer revealed that she was expecting a baby. Christie, her insurance agent suggested life insurance. Money was tight for the single mom-to-be, but she knew it was the right thing to do.

Just nine months after Summer gave birth to her son Nathan, she was struck by a car while walking and killed.

Coleen used the funds from the policy to give Summer a beautiful funeral. The death benefit also allowed Coleen to take a leave of absence from her job to take care of Nathan.

Nathan is now a happy 5-year-old, and Coleen has officially adopted him. She set aside the remaining money from Summer’s policy for Nathan to use for college. “I’m so proud of Summer for making that wise decision for Nathan,” says Coleen.