“On May 7, 2016, Mother’s Day weekend, my family experienced the loss of a man who had given us the world. My loving husband of 13 years and devoted father to our 3 beautiful children, passed away suddenly in his sleep. He was gone. With our baby girl only 3 1/2 months old and our other 2 children ages 10 and 8, I was forced to dramatically change everything that was familiar to us.
I met my husband when I was 19 and experienced things that most people don’t experience in a lifetime. We were solid, crazy and deeply in love. Now 32, becoming a young widow was something I was not prepared for. With no life or mortgage insurance and no income aside from my maternity leave benefit through EI, I was forced to sell our home. I had to finish the renovations that we had started, sell almost everything we owned, and relocate my entire family — including four pets — across Canada to live with my sister, Ada.
All this happened in the span of less than 3 months. Needless to say, I had to put my grieving on hold.
When my sisters came to see me shortly after his passing, Ada introduced me to Pro Vitality and the NeoLifeShake. I had taken other protein shakes before and they had always upset my stomach, so I was skeptical. At that time I was not eating or sleeping and had no desire to get out of bed. I felt defeated. The man I had chosen to spend the rest of my life with was gone. The connection we shared was unique and unheard of and to imagine life without him was unbearable.
I started taking the supplements and shakes regularly and within a few days I noticed a difference. I was sleeping through the night and had the energy I needed to care for my children. And I finally had the mental and physical energy needed to start tackling all the tasks that came along with losing someone.* I experienced no stomach upset. I was even able to start grieving at my own pace, coming to the realization that grief is unique to every person. I had the energy needed to experience all the emotions I was feeling without drowning in them; I had the strength to start healing. I was making progress.
As the weeks progressed I found that the darkness that had stolen the light was slowly dissipating. I felt good and most of all I had hope. I started to focus on my health and the health of my children. I wanted to make sure that our mental health was being taken care of as well. When my sister explained to me the benefits of the salmon oil that I was taking, I immediately wanted my children to start benefiting from it too. I knew it was the NeoLife Salmon Oil Plus that was helping me with my mental health.* I noticed that amongst the storm that surrounded us, in preparation for our big move, I could still think clearly and focus on what needed to be done instead of getting lost in the sadness. I needed to also start figuring out how I was going to support my 3 children. I still had a year of school left and was in no position to go to work and pay for daycare.
I became a Promoter because I believe in the products and have experienced the benefits first hand. My husband always wanted me to be self-employed and now it was possible. Everything was somehow falling into place.
Just 2 1/2 months after my husband’s death, I arrived in Toronto. I started taking NeoLifeShake more consistently and would even have 2 on some days. I started focusing on getting healthier and stronger, inside and out. Within a few months I have lost over 25 pounds† and feel better than ever.*
By the end of December I will have lost over 40 pounds.† To have gone through something so traumatic and surreal and to then be able to pick oneself up again and start from scratch in such a short timespan is seldom heard of. I know I would not have been able to do it all without the help of NeoLife. The bond my husband and I shared was so strong that even in death, it can not be severed. With every passing day, his words and guidance whisper to me. He was the strongest man I knew and that strength now resides in me. The warmth of his love will always shine through the eyes of his children and from the depth of my soul.
NeoLife gave me the ability to listen to his whispers and to ignore the urge of giving up.”
– Gabi Martinez
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†Results are not typical. In an open label clinical study participants lost an average of 5.27 lbs. over a 12 week period.