Benefits of Insurance: Randy’s Story

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January 28, 2022 (1 min 28 s)

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[A Toronto man sitting in a living room is talking about how Desjardins Insurance has benefitted his family. The man speaks throughout the video.]

[On-screen text: Desjardins Insurance logo]

I've been living in Toronto since 2012 with my wife Anita. Four years after we got married here, we decided to expand our family, and we were blessed in 2006 with a son. His name is Christopher.

[The camera pans over a picture of the man with his infant son.]

One of the first things I did as a father, we got him a critical illness for children coverage.

[Framed footprints and handprints on the wall with an inscription that says, "my little prints" appear.]

We were happy that we did that because a year later, he was diagnosed with autism.

[The man thumbs through a photo album of baby pictures.]

As a parent, I always wanted to do the best for my—for all of our children. I can't imagine if I didn't have this financial strength.

The specialized classes that we enrol Christopher in really help him improve as a person.

[A photograph of the speaker with Christopher as an older boy appears.]

He's much more advanced right now in [his] communication with us. He can request stuff right now. Prior to that, it was a guessing game, what he wanted.

[Another photograph of Christopher appears.]

Those classes are very, very expensive. And the last thing you should worry about is your finances. However, we do know that there will be [a] rainbow at the end of our journey.

[The camera pans over a photograph of Christopher with his parents.]

Desjardins really empowered us to actually have more options [of] his specialized classes. It gave me the financial strength, and it gave me an option [of] what I can do as a parent.

[A photograph of Christopher next to a plant on a side table in the living room appears.]

You want to be there every single day for your child to be better, and I really, really hope he is happy.

[A photograph of Christopher and his parents appears.]

The way we look at it, we're actually very lucky to have him as our son.

[Desjardins jingle]

[On-screen text: Desjardins Insurance logo]

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