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Your Story: Jake’s play-by-play on living with celiac disease

Warm, salty, soft pretzels and well-dressed hot dogs slathered with all the fixings are ballpark snack staples, but for some, like Jake, having a treat while at a game isn’t as simple as ordering what looks best on the menu. At 14 years old, Jake was diagnosed with celiac disease, an autoimmune condition that

By |2021-04-12T11:22:43-05:00April 1st, 2021|Categories: Topics, Your Story|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Your Story: Jake’s play-by-play on living with celiac disease

Your Story: Joanna cares for patients and creates life during pandemic

Joanna is the nursing director of the intensive and progressive care units (ICU/PCU) at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings – one of the areas in Nebraska hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic. She and her team of nurses saw an influx of patients and deaths in 2020.  “We wanted to take care of these patients,” Joanna said. “That’s why we are nurses because

By |2021-09-10T15:25:37-05:00March 25th, 2021|Categories: Topics, Your Story|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Your Story: Joanna cares for patients and creates life during pandemic

Your Story: Climbing a fourteener in retirement

My wife and I began our retirement adventures in 2020. It was obviously an unusual year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We really focused on walking and hiking regardless of the temperature. During some time in Colorado, we started doing more aggressive mountain hikes leading ultimately to climbing our first fourteener! We climbed Mt.

By |2021-03-26T13:02:10-05:00March 18th, 2021|Categories: Stories, Your Story|Comments Off on Your Story: Climbing a fourteener in retirement

Your Story: Triple the twirls with Sharlet, Sydnea and Savana

Every pregnancy is full of surprises, but Amber’s was especially remarkable. The likelihood of identical triplets like Sharlet, Sydnea and Savana being conceived spontaneously (without medical assistance) may well be one in a million. Amber hadn’t been trying to get pregnant, so learning she’d be having multiple babies at her first ultrasound – first

By |2021-09-10T15:28:00-05:00March 1st, 2021|Categories: Topics, Your Story|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Your Story: Triple the twirls with Sharlet, Sydnea and Savana

Your Story: Grant lifts with heart

When Grant was just 3 years old, his doctors discovered a murmur that required open heart surgery. “Even if they consider it a small surgery, it’s still very scary, as a parent, to know that your baby is going to be opened up on the table to do something like that to his heart,”

By |2021-09-10T15:28:48-05:00February 11th, 2021|Categories: Topics, Your Story|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Your Story: Grant lifts with heart

Playing the “What if” game is not for travel insurance

April 30 is a day of celebration for Tammy Freeman.  On that day four years ago, she almost lost her leg. It happened on a vacation with her 28-year-old daughter in Cabo St Lucas.  Freeman was trying to keep up with her daughter on a “bucket list” day of snorkeling, riding camels and driving

By |2021-04-15T12:49:17-05:00August 7th, 2017|Categories: Insurance 101, Your Story|Comments Off on Playing the “What if” game is not for travel insurance