In September 2017, I invited Gordon and Jill Vigianno to speak to 70 of my financial advisors at our regional meeting in Nebraska. What an impactful story we heard! We saw and heard, firsthand, how a disability can strike at any time. In Gordon’s case, this was a massive stroke that nearly killed him on his 51st birthday. If it wasn’t for his disability coverage, the Viggiano’s would have been financially ruined.
Gordon and Jill have experienced great hardship and many trials since Gordon’s stroke, but their perseverance, faith and love for one another helped them conquer these great storms. After hearing from Gordon and Jill, people will come away inspired and truly blessed. Financial advisors will have a renewed passion and desire to share the need for disability insurance (aka income replacement insurance) when doing holistic planning for their clients.
The book they distributed following their presentation, Painful Blessings, written by Jill is outstanding. I started reading and couldn’t put it down. I finished it in one night!
Ken Kolosso, ChFC® , CLU® , MBA