In the weekend newspaper, there was the story of Dr Ian Davis. He is an inspirational man facing his own mortality since his diagnosis of Motor Neurone Disease (MND). He is only 34 years old.
Dr Davis is a life saver himself, working with cancer patients at a leading Melbourne hospital.
The thing that has struck me about this incredible man is his honesty in facing the ravages of this disease which strikes at random and completely out of the blue. His is kind-hearted and generous in his support of fellow sufferers and dedicated to raising awareness and funds for research.
He knows his time is limited, and he is making a difference in the world.
In my work as a Financial Adviser, this is the type of situation where I would love to be able to assist with issues such as lodging insurance claims, and handling superannuation and estate planning matters...financial planning can help to alleviate some of the worry and stress associated with these kinds of circumstances. Often those who are ill will shoulder the concern of making sure that loved ones will be looked after when they're gone, and stress can impact the effectiveness of medical treatments.
Dr Davis' experience is an example of a really crappy thing happening to a really good guy - it's just not fair....sadly, it happens every day.
I wish him all the best as he continues on his life's journey.
The link below will take you to an article about his experiences...if you ''google'' his name you will find more information about him.