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When you call Lauren's Hope, there's a pretty good chance you'll speak with Christy Osborn, Customer Service Representative Extraordinaire and all-around awesome lady. So, who's the person behind the smiling voice on the phone? Here's the inside scoop on Christy, who's been a cheerful part of the LH team for almost two years.
Malignant Hyperthermia (MH) is a life-threatening disorder affecting 1 in every 2,000 - 3,000 people. This primarily hereditary condition is considered a, "pharmacogenetic disorder of the skeletal muscle." In layman's terms, having MH means you are susceptible to having an MH crisis. According to the Malignant Hyperthermia Association of the United States, "The general signs of the MH crisis include increased heart rate, greatly increased body metabolism, muscle rigidity and/or fever that may exceed 110 degrees F along with muscle breakdown, derangements of body chemicals and increased acide content in the blood. Severe complications can include cardiac arrest, brain damage, internal bleeding or failure of other body systems. Thus, death, primarily due to a secondary cardiovascular collapse, can result."
I've heard a bit about it in the news during the past few months. Long-beloved actor Robin Williams was diagnosed with it. Casey Kasem's family battled over his care while he had it. Lewy Body Dementia is the second most diagnosed form of Dementia, following Alzheimer's, but it's a disease not very many people know about or understand.
Superhero PendantsFor that child in your life who is obsessed with superheroes, we've got something s/he will love. You can choose between our Spidey Medical Alert Necklace, Super Medical Alert Necklace, or Captain Medical Alert Necklace, all of which feature a medical caduceus symbol on the front. Each necklace can be engraved with up to four lines with 15 characters per line. Your custom engraving goes on the back of the pendant to assure that it's discrete but available in the event it needs to be read.
Our superhero pendants are available on a 4" backpack/belt loop, an 18" child's ball chain, or a 24" adult ball chain. Pendants are a discrete and easy way to make sure the little superhero in your life stays safe.
AgouraOur Agoura Medical ID Bracelet is one of the latest additions to our ever-growing product list and is a great choice for the woman in your life who likes to switch up her style. Agoura features silver-filled, liquid silver beads, aquamarine, and super trendy green chalcedony beads. This medical ID bracelet is interchangeable, so it can be worn with any of our medical ID tags. It’s stainless steel lobster clasps match great with our Filigree Tag or Gardenia Tag.
Considering Lung Cancer is the second most common adult cancer* the odds are that most people’s lives have been touched by this horrible disease at some point. A couple of years back, I wrote about my friend, Dianne, and how she fought Lung Cancer with a strength and resolve the likes of which I may never see again. I think about Dianne often. I miss her. True, it’s different now, almost three years after her death. But still, I miss her.
For those of us with Celiac Disease, the holidays can present a bit of an extra challenge. We’re faced with a seemingly endless spread of terrific-looking goodies that we can’t eat. While those options may look tasty, there are tons of great gluten-free choices that won’t make you take a chance on your health.
StealthFor the guy in your life who likes the classics, our Stealth medical ID bracelet definitely qualifies. Made of durable, water-resistant stainless steel, Stealth has a bold red medical caduceus on the front to alert first responders to the medical information that is discretely engraved on the inside. Stealth can be engraved with up to three lines of 20 characters each with either our traditional rotary engraving or black-filled laser engraving that makes the text appear black. Since Stealth comes with a tag already affixed, there’s no extra fuss. Just take a measurement of his wrist and add one-half inch in order to get his size.
Antique Tribal CuffIf you’re looking for an option that’s stylish and easily adjustable, our stainless steel Antique Tribal Medical ID Cuff is a great option. It features a bold tribal pattern on a soft, antique finish. Each end of the Antique Tribal Cuff bears a red medical caduceus symbol to alert medical professionals to the personal information that’s rotary engraved on the inside. Since it’s easily adjustable to fit wrists 6” to 9”, the Antique Tribal Cuff is great for those who are on their weight loss journey, those with conditions that cause swelling, and those with dexterity issues. We can rotary engrave up to five lines with up to 25 characters per line on the Antique Tribal Medical ID Cuff.
Micro CuffFor the man in your life looking for a lightweight medical ID bracelet that subtle and understated, our Micro Cuff is a great choice. This stainless steel medical ID bracelet is made of water-resistant stainless steel and features a bold, red medical caduceus symbol on the front to alert first responders to the information that’s rotary engraved on the inside. We offer the option to have a name engraved on the front of the bracelet as well for a more personalized touch (just use the Special Instructions field if you’d like to choose this option).
The Micro Cuff Medical ID is easily adjustable and fits wrists sized 6” to 9”. It’s a great choice for those with dexterity issues, those with conditions that cause swelling in the extremities or those who are on their weight loss journey.
The holiday season is upon us, and along with it comes the inevitable question: What is the best gift? Around here, we think medical ID jewelry makes a pretty fantastic gift!
It’s November, and although we talk about Epilepsy throughout the year here at Lauren’s Hope, we like to make a special point to raise some extra awareness this time of year, as November is Epilepsy Awareness Month. Want to join in?
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