Medical Jewelry Awareness

I do not have a chronic illness, I am not allergic to any foods or medications and I have not had any major surgeries or medical implants.  A few years ago when my daughter Haley was working at Starbucks, a pregnant woman stumbled from the lobby up to the front register.  Barely understandable and stumbling, this woman grabbed the arm of her coworker and was trying to order something.  Haley recognized her medical id bracelet and turned it over,  She was a Type 1 Diabetic.  Haley lowered her to the floor and ran to get a small dose of the vanilla flavored syrup.  By the time medical personnel arrived, the woman had become more coherent and her blood sugar was only 34 but rising.  The few minutes Haley spent giving this woman sugar could have made a huge difference in her life and the life of her baby. More people need to be aware of medical alert bracelets. People understandably seem to think that I have a medical condition when they see I am wearing a medical bracelet but mine is simply engraved "Organ Donor" on the back.  When people see my medical id bracelet I like to think that if they were in a medical emergency they may double check for a medical id bracelet in the first stages.  Strangers may be the only people helping you for the first 10 minutes.  If one of those strangers recognizes a medical id bracelet and reads the engraving, they may be able to save a life.  Let's help spread awareness in 2015 on the  lifesaving benefits medical bracelets and medical necklaces can bring.

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