When I was pregnant with my son, I was being closely monitored for complications. I had gastric bypass surgery a few years earlier, and that made my pregnancy a higher risk. At 5 months, I began experiencing so much pain and nausea that I decided to drive myself to the hospital. Just as I walked through the doors, I passed out.
Thankfully, I wear a MedicAlert ID. Before I even woke up in the ER, doctors had used that information to quickly figure out what was wrong, and had determined that I needed emergency surgery to save my life and that of my unborn child.
I feel so grateful to have MedicAlert protection. But many of the one in three Canadians who have a medical or cognitive condition, or a severe allergy, don’t because they need help with the cost of this life-saving service. Donations are urgently needed so MedicAlert can continue to provide this important protection to children in low-income families, seniors on a fixed income, and others in financial need.
If you’ve donated in the past, you know this is a gift that brings peace of mind to families and saves lives—and we thank you for your generosity. Only MedicAlert has a 24/7 Emergency Hotline that can provide a detailed medical history in 140 languages; only MedicAlert offers a notification service that alerts family members if their loved one is involved in an emergency and only MedicAlert uses globally accepted medical standards and engraving terminology. Whether it’s a young girl with a peanut allergy, a senior with an insulin pump or a veteran on heart medication, you can help keep them safe with your donation to MedicAlert today.
There’s no doubt in my mind that MedicAlert saved two lives that day. As a grateful MedicAlert subscriber myself, I’m inviting you to share this life-saving protection with someone in need by donating to MedicAlert Foundation Canada today. Give a secure online gift now or call 1-800-621-1101 to donate by phone.
Thank you for your generosity,
Grateful MedicAlert subscriber and supporter
P.S. Becoming a monthly donor is also a great way to provide MedicAlert Foundation Canada with steady funding to help even more people.