“My life’s purpose is to be used by God to help those who are far from Him achieve the same peace that He has given me. I am a greatly blessed, highly favored, imperfect but forgiven, child of God and disciple of Jesus Christ!”
As an Independent Agent representing Aflac, I have a very good “Why” for doing so. To me, joining the Aflac team was as much a “no brainer” as my original purchase of the Aflac products in 2015. You see, I had breast cancer in 2005. At that time, I was an independent real estate broker and as a small business owner working out of my home office, I had no insurance. Insurance was too expensive. I didn’t anticipate that insurance would be a huge necessity since I was still young and healthy, or so I thought. Major illnesses, accidents, and those things happened to other people, not me! I was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer and required a radical mastectomy followed by 8 months of debilitating chemotherapy. Medical bills were crippling. I was unable to work and I eventually lost both my business and my home. Today, I am convinced that if I had Aflac products at the time, I would not have lost my business OR my house.
Fast forward 10 years . . .
After losing my business, I began an 11 year period of service as the Project Manager for a faith based addiction recovery program. They offered a great insurance package and Aflac was part of it. However, I would not be eligible to purchase a policy until 10 years cancer free because of my cancer history. I have served on several non-profit Boards, became a published author and public speaker. She is a co-founder of the Celebrate Recovery Group that currently meets at Faith Farm’s campus every Friday at 7 PM. Judy is also a member of the Emmaus Community.
As a mother of four with a former real estate career spanning 25 years, she has many stories and life lessons worth sharing. She is a Licensed Minister with compassion and a powerful message of hope for those who struggle with life controlling issues. Audiences receive valuable take-a-ways when Judy shares her story to equip audiences in recovery from issues like addiction, co-dependency, abuse and low self-esteem. She has a genuine love for ALL of God’s people and cherishes diversity. She is an enthusiastic disciple that models agape love.
Her goal is to remove the stereotype and preconceived stigma of addiction and recovery by showing others that recovery from ALL life’s hurts, habits and hang-ups can be fun and fruitful. “People in recovery for any life controlling issues are the strongest, bravest and most transparent people I know, and I admire their courage.”