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What day is it? That's right, friends! It's FRIDAY! And better than that, it's FREE STUFF FRIDAY! Our favorite kind of Friday!
Last month, a customer contacted us here at Lauren’s Hope, looking for a solution to her medical alert jewelry challenge: she has very petite wrists and felt most medical ID bracelets were just too large for her taste. Shelley, 32, a state government employee in Nebraska, explains, “I believe it’s very important in the event of a medical emergency that I have some piece of identifying information on me, especially if I'm unable to speak up for myself. A piece of ID jewelry could potentially be life-saving [because] I have a medication allergy, a food allergy and wear a piece of durable medical equipment daily to manage a chronic health condition.”
Heart Health Awareness Month is almost over, and we've really been in the spirit here at Lauren's Hope Medical ID Jewelry! We've been promoting heart health all month long:
Last year, we wrote about the Grant family, one of the few families in the country impacted by LEOPARD Syndrome, also called Noonan Syndrome with Multiple Lentigines (NSwML). So when Lauren’s Hope customer, Tammy Bowers, called to tell us about her newest project, a healthcare app inspired by her son who has LEOPARD Syndrome, we were pretty excited to find out that not only does she know the Grants, she’s actually met them too!
February is Heart Health Month, and next Friday, February 7, 2014, is National Wear Red Day. This annual observance is an opportunity to raise awareness about heart disease, specifically the fact that heart disease is the #1 killer of women.
Several years ago, my hair had gotten pretty long. Mid-back, get-caught-between-my-back-and-the-chair, tie-it-in-a-knot, long. It was time for a change, and I figured I would take off a few inches. Then I heard about Locks of Love, a nonprofit organization that makes real-hair wigs for children who need them. At the time, Locks of Love required 11 inches of hair in order to make a donation (now only 10"!). So I walked into the salon, sat down, pulled my hair into a ponytail, and gave them thirteen. It was freeing and gratifying. I felt lit up inside at being able to give this gift, and I got a great haircut at the same time.
It's New Year's Eve! Time to celebrate with friends, enjoy a fun evening, and ring in the new year with all the promise it brings. It's also a time to keep safety in mind, in particular through the night of New Year's Eve, with many celebrants up and traveling on the roads late at night. Being that we're all about safety here at Lauren's Hope, in the spirit of a SAFE and happy New Year, we're excited to bring you our...
Recently, on the Lauren's Hope blog, we discussed some ideas for living a safer life in 2014. We discussed the basics: Creating emergency plans and kits, taking care of safety maintenance at home, keeping cars in good repair, writing down and selectively sharing your most pertinent information, and, of course, wearing medical alert jewlery or ICE and Caregiver IDs. So today, in Part 2 of our safety series, we're focusing on those medical IDs and offering some ways to make your medical ID jewelry keep you even safer as you boost your safety factor this coming year.
Rose gold made a big comeback in 2013, appearing in fabulously designed rings, watches, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and yes, even medical alert jewelry. Here at Lauren's Hope, we introduced several new rose gold toned medical ID pieces this year, capping it off with our exclusive Rosie cuff. Rosie combines the style and functionality of a stainless steel medical ID cuff with the beauty of rose gold so your medical ID can do its job while still pairing perfectly with your other favorite jewelry pieces.
Wow. Next week is Thanksgiving. And Hanukkah. And that's just four weeks before Christmas. If you feel like the holidays have snuck up on you this year, you are most definitely not alone. Thankfully, you've got some help over here at Lauren's Hope! We've put together the...
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