Life Stories

We're proud of the work we do. But more than our work, we're proud of our courageous customers, our friends. We're encouraged to hear stories about how our medical IDs have comforted and, even, rescued so many. Read the testimonies of our friends. We believe they'll touch and inspire you too.
Have your own story you'd like to share? Visit our Tell Us Your Story page.

Lisa P. Valparaiso, Indiana
The most helpless feeling in the world is sitting next your child in the intensive care unit and knowing there is nothing you can do, except pray. Thankfully, we were able to ease many of our concerns by ordering Madi a special American Medical ID charm to wear on a bracelet. The charm not only indicates that she is a type 1 diabetic, but also has the direct emergency phone number for the CCDC (Chicago Children's Diabetes Center). That way, in the event that ANYTHING happens, her teachers, friends, emergency personnel, and even good Samaritans can call and receive instructions on what to do. It is a small thing but a big help in giving us peace-of-mind.


Sherry C. Knoxville, Tennessee
I am 46 years old and I have a lot of serious medical conditions, too many to write about all of them. My cardiologist, endocrinologist, and family doctor, all recommended that I get a medical ID bracelet. I took their advice, and I'm so glad that I did, because the bracelet saved my life!


Eleanor R. There are three members in my family that wear medical IDs. The information on all three medical ID bracelets in my family could mean the difference between life and death. While I know they won’t prevent something bad from happening to me or my loved ones it gives peace of mind knowing that the proper professionals would know how to treat any of us in the event of an emergency.

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Adelia H. Eastover, South Carolina
I was diagnosed with congestive Heart Failure in Early 2009, I was only 20 years of age. I've been told that I only had a day left to live, if I didn't get help fast. Over the past two and a half years, I've been in and out of the hospital. I've also had a Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) placed. This device controlled my heart in order for it to keep pumping. I've even had gastric bypass to lose weight in order to be a candidate for a heart-transplant. On September 7, 2012, I received a heart-transplant. I am now a 24-year old woman with a new heart and have been doing well ever since. Having this medical ID bracelet will allow people to know of my condition as well as save my life.

Kelli D. McKinney, Texas
I have had 6 brain surgeries; the first one in 1973. Not until a mistake by the last Doctor did I have any problems. I am now still healing from the last procedure on April 1, 2009. At this time I have a spot on my brain (from the bleed in 2009) that presents a potential for seizures. I had my first, and hopefully last, seizure in September of 2011. I am thankful that I was not home alone, but because of the possibility of another seizure, I purchased a medical ID with the necessary medical information listed on it. I do feel safe now and know that if I am ever alone and need assistance in a medical emergency, my ID will possibly save my life.

Nancy P. Spring Hill, Florida
I have severe life threatening allergies along with other medical conditions - one being my heart. I have had 4 heart catherizations in the past year. Even though I carry a medical alert on paper with medications and medical history, I feel so secure knowing that I have this medical bracelet on. It gives me confidence that in an emergency, all the information is at hand. Thank you for the opportunity to share.

Joshua L. - Part II Richmond, Virginia
Joshua is now a happy 8 year old boy. He loves to play with his older brothers and listen to music. Cardiology visits are still very important to him because he only has half of a heart.

Joshua L. - Part I Richmond, Virgina
Joshua Lemacks looks a lot like your average 7 1/2 year old boy, but his life has been far from average. Joshua was born in 2003 with a severe congenital heart defect (that he refers to as "half-a heart" ) where his left ventricle did not form properly.

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