My name is Vincent Tullos.
I'm a physician for Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
August 19, 2013, was the day that changed my life.
We were camping, and I felt this terrible pain in my chest.
They took me to CT.
They came back, and they said, you've got a pretty bad aortic dissection.
I remember the last thing I told my wife, in my phone is Travis St. Pierre's number.
My name is Travis St. Pierre.
I'm from New Orleans, Louisiana.
I met Dr. Tullos when he was doing this residency.
He wasn't the typical resident that I would come across.
He was much older.
He was in his 40s.
His premiums were much more than the average resident that I deal with so having to present this to him wasn't easy.
Let's put it that way.
I told him I couldn't afford it at the time.
He said, you can't afford not to.
The policies I bought were disability policies and life insurance policies.
Disability, life insurance were all part of the plan to make sure that if something were to happen, he would be covered.
The night that I got the phone call from his wife, my immediate reaction was stunned, like speechless.
And his wife was very upset, and I said, I understand.
We'll get the claims process started.
We'll be here for you.
You focus on him, and I'll get what you need.
Dr. Tullos is trying to do as much as we can do to recover from his injuries of the stroke.
His speech is affected.
His walking is affected, but the brain is still there.
He'll come with me sometimes to speak to the residents.
It's interesting to see somebody who's actually going through it.
Residents, they're in their mid-twenties.
They don't think that bad things can happen to them.
They think that they're bullet proof.
GuardianLife was really a comfort to me.
I really owe everything to Travis.
I didn't just get a salesman.
I got a friend who really looked after me and my family.