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A Special Giveaway With Arden's Day!

  
  
  
Scott Benner is a stay-at-home dad turned blogger whose adventures in parenting are both touchingly and humorously relatable to nearly all parents, regardless of their children's medical conditions. On Scott's blog, Arden's Day, he's celebrating six years of blogging this week, which is a great way to cap off a summer filled with rave reviews for his first book, Life Is Short, Laundry Is Eternal. For his blog-iversary, he's been posting quite a bit all week, and we are thrilled that he's finishing the celebrations off by giving away two signed copies of his book here on the Lauren's Hope blog! Both winners will also receive one of our fantastic interchangeable or adjustable paracord medical alert bracelets in his or her choice of colors or a Swiss Army Dog Tag medical alert necklace! Learn how to enter at the end of this post!
So, without further ado... welcome to FREE STUFF FRIDAY with Scott Benner, who recently tested the medical ID jewelry waters again for his daughter AND started wearing a caregiver ID himself! 

Tell me if this sounds familiar...

free stuff FridayMy nine-year-old daughter Arden was diagnosed with type I diabetes just after her second birthday and we visit her doctor every three months as a part of her care. At the end of each of those appointments, Arden’s doctor always asks the same question.

“Are you wearing any medical ID jewelry?”

Of her twenty-eight appointments, I believe Arden has perhaps been able to twice answer “Yes” to that question.

I think that jewelry is something that you must want to wear. I don’t personally enjoy wearing jewelry yet I’ve worn my wedding ring every day for over seventeen years. In those years I’ve never worn another piece of jewelry because I find it uncomfortable yet my ring has never bothered me once, I actually love wearing my ring. Up until very recently, Arden couldn’t be talked into wearing a medical ID. We’ve tried necklaces, bracelets, shoe tags and every other thing you can think of, all of which now sits in the bottom of a drawer. I’m reminded frequently that she should be wearing something that identifies her as a person with type I diabetes but I cover up that knowledge by making excuses, my go to seems to be, “We are always together, she doesn't need it...”. Still the thought nags at me because I know that the day will likely come when she will require intervention from a stranger and when that days arrives, she will benefit greatly from having a medical ID.

Arden BennerTo say that I was not hopeful that there was an option out there that would catch Arden’s eye is an understatement. As I said, we’ve tried them all and I was sure that the items Arden chose from Lauren’s Hope would be met with the same cold fate that all of the other IDs have endured. I was sure Arden was going to hate them and banish them to the drawer.


But you could have knocked me over with a feather...
right out of the box she was happy and only an hour later I heard the voice of her friend over FaceTime exclaiming, “That bracelet is cute!” I quickly turned my head and saw Arden holding her wrist to the screen as she smiled with delight because her girlfriend loved her new jewelry as much as she did. Her contagious smile quickly found it’s way onto my face and I thought, “Finally we found something that she loves... I hope the shock doesn’t kill our doctor when she finds out!”

swiss army dog tagWhen I saw how much Arden was enjoying her bracelets, I made the decision to try something for myself. Now I have a wonderful necklace that tells rescue workers that my daughter has type I diabetes. Bonus: It matches very nicely with my wedding ring!

 

And Now...The Freebies!!

To enter to win both a FREE copy of Scott's book and a FREE medical alert bracelet or necklace (you'll get to choose one of our paracords or a Swiss Army Dog tag necklace as shown above), simply leave a comment telling us what you think matters most about wearing medical alert jewelry! Please remember we only allow one winner per household, every six months. There are some other rules and regulations about how winners are chosen randomly, your prize has no cash value and has to be redeemed within three days, yadayadayada. It's all right here if you'd like to read it

***Good luck!***

UPDATE: WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED MONDAY, AUGUST 19TH BY NOON CENTRAL. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO ENTER ALL WEEKEND! STAY TUNED...

 

 

 

 

AND THE WINNERS ARE...

CYNTHIA who entered with the following comment: 

My daughter will be attending school for the first time since being diagnosed with Leukemia. I would like to get her a dogtag with her medical info because even though there is a nurse at school they cannot be there every minute and if anything to happen I would feel at eas knowing that her emergency contact info is there. I think when your child is away from you there is a sense of relief knowing that all someone has to do is look at their dogtag and have access to lifesaving information.

and...

DONNA who entered with the following comment:

I'm hoping to win so I can read Scott's book and hopefully win the paracord bracelet for my soon-to-be 14 year old. She's had Type1 Diabetes since 10 years old and it has always been managed well. The onset of these "teen years" are proving to be different though. Even though she still tends to take care of her condition well, we all know that teens are stressed, forgetful, temperamental, and seem to have a lot more on their minds than taking care of themselves properly. Now that I am not with her 24/7, as a mom I worry a lot more now. When she was little I always stressed how important it was for her to wear a medical ID at all times. She would forget it sometimes when she was going with me somewhere and think it was okay. I would make her go get the bracelet and stress to her that she should be wearing it because even though she is with me, something could happen where I wouldn't be able to speak for her and her medical ID would. Now that she's a teen, it's even more important because she will be starting high school this year and I am sure her T1D is not going to be a conversation starter when meeting new friends. Therefore, as I have told her in the past, the medical ID will speak for her if she cannot. As a parent I pray that the bracelet that my daughter wears will never have to be used for it's purpose and only gets used as a piece of jewelry. It is very nice to know that Lauren's Hope Medical ID bracelets serve both purposes!

 

Alright, ladies! You have until close of business Wednesday to reach out and claim your prizes by emailing tara@laurenshope.com. Congrats! 

Thanks to everyone who entered! 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Comments

Medical alert jewelry has to be both attractive and on trend and at the same time identifiable as providing clear life saving information. Lauren's Hope does both!
Posted @ Friday, August 16, 2013 8:38 AM by Sarah Sherman
WOW! I once thought the same thing...why does she need one we are always together but then it hit me...what if we got seperated or what if we got hurt in a car accident. My thoughts never included me having a caregiver I'd. GREAT IDEA! We love Lauren's Hope. They gave my daughter a way of wearing the same bracelets her friends are wearing but with a med ID.. They are trendy and practical. As she gets older its so hard to fit in...even though she has an amazing group of friends who advocate for her and are so diligent about her safety and they are all going to the third grade...thank you Lauren's Hope for always being there for us and helping us keep our most prized treasures safe.
Posted @ Friday, August 16, 2013 8:42 AM by Marisol Gutierrez
Medical jewlery speaks for you when you are unable to. Also if you can't remember all your allergies.  
 
Love the title of his book. I agree, laundry is forever! 
 
I also printed out a medical card for my husband with all my allergies. I have had to use it this past year. Very helpful when you are disoriented or unable to talk.
Posted @ Friday, August 16, 2013 8:45 AM by stacy schnettler
This jewelry gives me peace of mind that if I can't speak for myself at a time when needed it will speak for me about my condition.
Posted @ Friday, August 16, 2013 8:45 AM by donna hanneken
My daughter will be attending school for the first time since being diagnosed with Leukemia. I would like to get her a dogtag with her medical info because even though there is a nurse at school they cannot be there every minute and if anything to happen I would feel at eas knowing that her emergency contact info is there. I think when your child is away from you there is a sense of relief knowing that all someone has to do is look at their dogtag and have access to lifesaving information.
Posted @ Friday, August 16, 2013 8:57 AM by Cynthia
Medical id jewelry can literally save lives! How more important and useful can something be?
Posted @ Friday, August 16, 2013 9:29 AM by Stacy
When I can't be with my son this would have all the important info. for anyone he was with.
Posted @ Friday, August 16, 2013 9:30 AM by L. Clark
I've never worn a medical id but think that I should now. Too often people are injured or become ill and aren't able to communicate regarding health and/or medications; just as frequently they may be accompanied by someone with no idea either. I believe the medical id will give me peace of mind and decrease the likelihood of my bleeding to death due to the thinners I take and/or being given medicines that might interact poorly with the meds that I regularly take.
Posted @ Friday, August 16, 2013 9:39 AM by Patricia Switzer
Even at 67 I hated wearing those unattractive medical alert bracelets because they didn't blend in with my regular jewelry. When I discovered Lauren's Hope I could finally wear something that would alert personnel to my medical problems. Thank you! 
 
Posted @ Friday, August 16, 2013 9:42 AM by Clare
My medically fragile miracle has a seizure disorder (among other dx's) and a very RARE allergy to Valium/Ativan ...the "go to" med for EMT and ER folks ...without her bracelets, she could die from that medication. So thankful for Laurens Hope!!!
Posted @ Friday, August 16, 2013 9:44 AM by Elizabeth Harkins
My son is the same way he was always taking his bracelets off n leaving them places but I thought that was the only thing out there for kids till we found Lauren's jewelry and the tattoos! He has not taken his dog tag off in like 2 years!! It's so important he has it to let people know he's type 1 cause he's not always w is and he's very active
Posted @ Friday, August 16, 2013 9:44 AM by Missy
I got my daughter the cool purple dog tag she wanted n she still forgets to wear it. 
It matters most to me cause makes me feel better knowing when shes not in my care that the necklace lets others know she has a medical condition and if something goes wrong they'll know!
Posted @ Friday, August 16, 2013 10:00 AM by Heather
I think it is most important that kids always wear there medic alert jewelry. You never know when there will be an emergency. We don't give my kids the option, they have to wear their medic alert bracelets 24-7.
Posted @ Friday, August 16, 2013 10:02 AM by Jill Woods
I love Lauren's Hope bracelets! They are stylish and don't scream out, yes I am sick or yes, I have a condition..I recently lost a kidney to cancer and now I am having adrenal insufficiencies...recently I had a sickness from the heat and paramedics came to help..without the medical alert, they could have killed me by flooding my one kidney...i must get a new one now for AI..I never realized how much could go wrong when you don't have a voice to protect yourself!
Posted @ Friday, August 16, 2013 10:09 AM by Cindy Huston
The next best advocate for your child's safety when you can't be with them is to have them wear their medical alert bracelet. It's an added layer of functional fashion, too! Thank you Lauren's Hope for providing so many choices.
Posted @ Friday, August 16, 2013 10:12 AM by Tamrah T.
I'm hoping to win so I can read Scott's book and hopefully win the paracord bracelet for my soon-to-be 14 year old. She's had Type1 Diabetes since 10 years old and it has always been managed well. The onset of these "teen years" are proving to be different though. Even though she still tends to take care of her condition well, we all know that teens are stressed, forgetful, temperamental, and seem to have a lot more on their minds than taking care of themselves properly. Now that I am not with her 24/7, as a mom I worry a lot more now. When she was little I always stressed how important it was for her to wear a medical ID at all times. She would forget it sometimes when she was going with me somewhere and think it was okay. I would make her go get the bracelet and stress to her that she should be wearing it because even though she is with me, something could happen where I wouldn't be able to speak for her and her medical ID would. Now that she's a teen, it's even more important because she will be starting high school this year and I am sure her T1D is not going to be a conversation starter when meeting new friends. Therefore, as I have told her in the past, the medical ID will speak for her if she cannot. As a parent I pray that the bracelet that my daughter wears will never have to be used for it's purpose and only gets used as a piece of jewelry. It is very nice to know that Lauren's Hope Medical ID bracelets serve both purposes!
Posted @ Friday, August 16, 2013 10:31 AM by Donna
It matters to me to make other people aware of Hannah's diabetes when Zi am not around
Posted @ Friday, August 16, 2013 10:45 AM by Becki
I've worn a medical alert bracelet since the mid 1990's. But I do need to update my information. I really feel it's important that some type of medical alert info be worn when you are by your self or even with a group of people but they wouldn't know of your condition. Years ago I purchased a bracelet for our pastor but of things that would happen while he was preaching. And just yesterday I purchased my mother's first bracelet. She has a pacemaker and goes on a lot of trips with groups. I never thought about someone with a pacemaker needing medical alert info on them till I read one of the articles on this blog. Thank goodness this company gives you a choice of something pretty. 
Posted @ Friday, August 16, 2013 10:48 AM by Kay Neff
My 9 yo son was dxd Type 1 two years ago. Since then, I've lost count of how many ids I've ordered for him. I let him choose, thinking if he picks it out, then he'll be more likely to wear it. Yeah...not so much! So, I guess the next best thing is for ME to wear one for him. I'm not going to give up on him, though!  
 
Scott, I follow Arden's Day and you are just full of awesome! 
Posted @ Friday, August 16, 2013 10:48 AM by Jolene
She has to think it is both cute and cool or she would never wear it. I have bought numerous brackets none of which she continues to wear.
Posted @ Friday, August 16, 2013 10:51 AM by Kim Lawson
This is the best way to let someone know exactly what your medical problem is and how they can help you. I have Type 2 Diabetes and wear an insulin pump and this is very much needed.
Posted @ Friday, August 16, 2013 11:00 AM by Susan Warren
These bracelts are so cute and stylish. My daughter has to endure so much in life...shots, pokes, mom and dad following her everywhere, meals plans and the adorable medical ID bracelets she gets from Lauren's Hope make her feel special. It is important she wears one in case a situation every happened in which she would need help from a stranger. The bracelts also help her when she tells her peers about her diabets. Thank you Lauren's Hope.
Posted @ Friday, August 16, 2013 11:37 AM by Michelle McCann
I've had the same struggles finding a medic ID my daughter will love. I am glad Lauren's Hope can make them so versatile and beautiful! Thanks for the giveaway! :)
Posted @ Friday, August 16, 2013 11:40 AM by Jessica Park
Medical ID jewelery provides valuable information but only if your child wants to wear it. We bought our first medical ID bracelet when our daughter was 3. The bracelet was nothing special and we struggled to get her to wear it or keep it on. Then we discovered Lauren's Hope. She picked a princess necklace and we never struggled to get her to wear it again. She loves the design and is proud to tell people that it is a medical alert necklace.
Posted @ Friday, August 16, 2013 11:51 AM by Sherry H.
Wearing a medical alert bracelet or necklace is the best way to alert others if for some reason you are unable to talk. Also it a way to help paramedics help give us the best care possible by knowing helpful facts about ourselves and phone number to contact loved ones. 
 
Lauren's Hope makes the best and most stylish medical alert products out there. Most people don't know I am wearing a medical alert bracelet until they see the medic alert symbol, and when they do I am always pleased to send them your way so that they too may have a cool and stylish bracelet! Thanks for free Friday giveaway.
Posted @ Friday, August 16, 2013 11:53 AM by Katherine Lundy
When I wear my medical bracelet, I know that my husband has the peace of mind. If I am out and about he knows that anyone can read my Medical ID bracelet and know why I had a reaction and can administer my Epi Pen if unconscious or unable to speak. That peace of mind is the most important thing that a medical bracelet can offer. I know if our future children have any medical conditions that wearing a Lauren's hope medical bracelet will offer that peace of mind for us. I wear mine everyday to make my health and safety a priority so that's husband won't worry as much. :)
Posted @ Friday, August 16, 2013 12:40 PM by Mary Taylor
I have a 10 year old daughter, so fashion is very important. She refused to wear just any med id., but she loves her pink paracord bracelet from Lauren's Hope. She is always getting compliments on it, and most people think they are complimenting her on jewelry not a medical id. which she likes.
Posted @ Friday, August 16, 2013 12:46 PM by cindy calvert
We would never go without a medical alert bracelet or necklace... They are vital to share medical info if your child can't and you aren't with them. Also I like the idea of the ID jewelry being visible in the classroom, a persistent (& silent) reminder to teachers & classmates...
Posted @ Friday, August 16, 2013 12:58 PM by Lori
Having a medical bracelet on my daughter gives me the peace of mind when she is away from me, at school, out with friends, flying or other activities. I know that if something were to happen and she is unable to speak for herself, her medical bracelet will alert everyone with her condition. Our school loves that she wears her daily. I can't imagine her not having one! :)
Posted @ Friday, August 16, 2013 12:59 PM by Amber
My daughter is Adrenal Insufficient. I think the most important thing about her Medical ID is the phrase "Glucocorticoid Dependent" and "ICE: Administer 50mg Solu-Cortef" - During an emergency, first responders are looking for a diagnosis and how to treat it.. so I think it's important to list the condition (or in our case that she is steroid dependent because many people are familiar w/ adrenal problems) as well as how to treat it. The solu-cortef could save her life in the event that I am not with her or not able to administer it myself, so letting others know that is what is required is most important.
Posted @ Friday, August 16, 2013 1:06 PM by Rebecca Drake
Hi! I think that, what matters most (to me) about wearing my alert bracelet is this: If I am having a seizure from a low blood sugar, no one knows my history; they will treat me like someone who just randomly had a seizure, or like they would treat an epileptic.  
If they see that I am wearing my alert bracelet, they automatically know - "OK, she's a juvenile diabetic," and their entire course of action changes.  
It's important to me - especially since I have lived alone and away from my parents since I was 23, to have identification of who I am and what I have, so that if I ever end up somewhere, the EMT will know that I have juvenile diabetes and will save my life.
Posted @ Friday, August 16, 2013 1:06 PM by Meghann Tinker
Having "invisible" medical conditions like T1D or need for blood thinners can be such a nightmare for first responders as they might do just the opposite treatment and cause more problems for the patient. My 36 year old son has been wearing his med ID since his Dx of T1D @ age 14 and it had to be utilized twice in that time. Poor guy...a peds RN for a mom...He could never pull anything over on me...must have affected his teen development many times! But as he matured, he came to realize how important his med ID really is. Now, as a father himself, he has thanked me many times over for every time I reminded, ranted and cajoled him to do what is best for him. 
And then...after my gastric bypass surgery I realized that I also needed to "med ID" myself as many first responders automatically pass a gastric tube to empty the patient's stomach. That"s a big no-no for bypass patients without imaging guidance! So now I have 2 Lauren's Hope med IDs. I put a bracelet-type tag on black elastic so that I can push it up on my arm to wash my hands. Works great! I hope everyone who subscribes to this blog can get their creative juices flowing and figure out a solution that supports what they do or helps the ID fit into their lifestyle. Thanks to Lauren's Hope staff and any subscribers who just might pass on the info here on the blog and maybe help patients/first responders in a positive way. Eileen :-}
Posted @ Friday, August 16, 2013 1:36 PM by Eileen
Diabetes jewelry has to be durable enough to withstand my 11 year old's active lifestyle. She wears it all day, every day, so it needs to be as tough as she is :)
Posted @ Friday, August 16, 2013 1:36 PM by Krista B.
A Medical alert tag speaks for the person when they cannot. Hope to win for my son with t1.
Posted @ Friday, August 16, 2013 2:21 PM by carole Delaware
PLEASE<PLEASE pick me I am a signal mom with 2 small kids and my daughter has T1D and we could really use a ID medical bracelet...Please Pick me....
Posted @ Friday, August 16, 2013 2:28 PM by kelly badgley
I can only say that my medical Id saved me during a severe low blood sugar. Emt's were appreciative of it. They knew exactly what to do without wasting time figuring out what was wrong!
Posted @ Friday, August 16, 2013 2:38 PM by Damon jones
Our four year old always wears her medical ID bracelet because she cannot feel her low blood sugars. It contains info re the type of insulin she takes as well as her prescriptions. She does not yet know her home phone but an EMT could find it out quickly thanks to her medical ID bracelet. They are vital!!!
Posted @ Friday, August 16, 2013 2:44 PM by jenn morrow
It lets people know you have a medical conditiion.
Posted @ Friday, August 16, 2013 2:49 PM by Andrea Tagliere
I just read Scott's blog and I have a 14 yr old son who is the same way he is active in school sports and will not let me stay for practices. He also will not wear his ID TD1 necklace that he picked out It is driving me crazy . 
I never thought that I should get ine to just to let everyone else know in case something happens when we are together. I'll be buying one soon. Thank You GREAT IDEA..
Posted @ Friday, August 16, 2013 4:00 PM by Nancy Freivogel
You know the saying, if you have everything you need, you probably won't need it? My 4 year old son, Isaac, has type 1. I always want to be prepared for the "what if", so that "what if" won't happen. His emergency glucogon kit goes everywhere he goes, I always carry candy, glucose tabs, cake frosting and a juice box. I feel the same way about a medical alert bracelet. If he is wearing one, chances are, no one will need to see it. But "what if"? What if we are in a car accident and I am knocked unconcious and he needs medical attention? What if we get separated at the grocery store or playground? What if at preschool a parent helper or substitute teacher spends a day in the classroom not aware of my son's condition? It is my hope that I am always prepared for an emergency situation, so I don't find myself in one. But If I do, I know my son will receive the proper care he needs. No more, "what if's".
Posted @ Friday, August 16, 2013 4:02 PM by Rana St. Clair
I would love to receive a bracelet. I look at the site every day and admire all of them. Thanks for making them available. Nita
Posted @ Friday, August 16, 2013 5:26 PM by Nita Marzorati
I love laurens hope. I have several bracelets. Having type 1, it is important to wear an id in case something happens.
Posted @ Friday, August 16, 2013 5:47 PM by Kelly c
it gives me piece of mind knowing that if my daughter ever needed to receive medical attetion there her medical alert would alert them to the fact she can not have a MRI due to she is has bilater. This is very important and her medical alert can alert them even if she cant. very important
Posted @ Saturday, August 17, 2013 5:54 AM by jessica kaber
Wearing medical ID jewelry is the only smart thing to do when you have a condition that could potentially threaten your life. It gives you the ability to alert others to conditions that may make it impossible for you tell them yourself (such as in the case of a person who has gone into diabetic shock). It also can alert emergency caregivers, in the event of an accident or situation that prevents you from communicating, to conditions that make certain medical procedures dangerous for you (such as no blind ng tubes being inserted into a bariatric patient). Medical ID jewelry saves lives.
Posted @ Saturday, August 17, 2013 6:18 AM by Clarisa Skinner
Medical alert bracelets serve as a gateway when one can not tell what is going on as well as a constant reminder for those around them that this child has something going on. For my family it means that the teachers at my daughters school always have a visual reminder that she has food allergies, if they ever forget what ones they just have to turn the tag around. For my son it means having a name,dx,and phone number to the parent if he gets lost since he can't communicate his name or parents name and phone number.
Posted @ Saturday, August 17, 2013 4:22 PM by Lisa Fraser
Medical alert jewelry saves time int determining treatment. In an emergency time can be the difference!
Posted @ Sunday, August 18, 2013 12:56 PM by Christina Smart
From the time my daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at 20 months old we have told her how important it is to wear her medical bracelet. She is now 8 and is wearing the SAME one she got when she was not even 2. It's time for a new, prettier one for her.  
 
We have always told her that it helps people know how to help her if she is ever not able to. It's the most important piece of jewellery she will ever have. Type 1 Diabetes Insulin Pump, now they know what, how and why.
Posted @ Sunday, August 18, 2013 2:26 PM by Jen Tokaryk
Medical alert jewelry is very important in our family. Both of my children with Aspergers have a need for medical alert jewelry for other purposes, and we also include phone numbers to reach my husband and I in case they're needed. If our autistic kids are too overwhelmed to speak in a crisis, they have the medical alert jewelry.
Posted @ Sunday, August 18, 2013 2:27 PM by Amanda Steyer
I wear a medical ID to speak for me in case I am not able to speak for myself.
Posted @ Sunday, August 18, 2013 2:28 PM by Sue/RFamHere
wonderful bracelet....perfect for granddaughter who plays softball but has the tendency to get very weak and faint if out in the sun and heat...has been treated for seizure disorder, 
 
Posted @ Sunday, August 18, 2013 2:28 PM by darlene furtado
I think it is so important to wear medical I.D. jewelry. You just never know what could happen on any given day. I'm a type 1 and am guilty of it myself on a daily basis. My other bracelet broke and I've just not bought one since. We began camping this year and I had planned on getting one--you could always get lost hiking and need the I.D.
Posted @ Sunday, August 18, 2013 2:30 PM by Amy
My daughter is 9 with Autism. She is alienated for so much in the world today as she doesn't fit in anywhere. With a funky medical alert jewelry its one less thing we don't have to worry about. She has limited verbal skills, so a piece of jewelry can save her life as she does wander off. Taking the proactive approach and planning for anything and everything in a public setting, helps me to breathe that much easier. Can't wait to read the book too--it will be a nice change for me from my usual Autism readings.
Posted @ Sunday, August 18, 2013 2:31 PM by Michelle Waiser
Medical alert tags have to be durable and readable in all situations. They have to be as rugged as those of us who live life to the fullest. Being rare and misunderstood by the medical community makes my Lauren's hope dog tag even more critical in the event of an emergency.
Posted @ Sunday, August 18, 2013 2:32 PM by Lisa
Not only wearing the medical bracelets to help save my daughter's life (she has multiple food allergies and asthma), it also make people interested in food allergies when they ask what the bracelet is for. To bring awareness and knowledge to everyone about food allergies will not only help my daughter in an emergency, it can possibly help many others.
Posted @ Sunday, August 18, 2013 2:40 PM by Cheri Janssen
Wearing a medical ID bracelet can save your life by giving medical personnel immediate knowledge of your medical conditions. My husband wears one for coumadin, my mom wears one for diabetes and my dad wears one for MSA.
Posted @ Sunday, August 18, 2013 2:55 PM by Deb Houston
I like that anyone who sees my little guy's bracelet will know that he has type 1 diabetes and therefore will need to be treated differently in emergency situations. This is great since he is 3 and there is always the possibility that I will not be able to speak for him (say in an accident). It helps me feel more secure that he will be taken care of properly.
Posted @ Sunday, August 18, 2013 3:24 PM by Dana
Knowing a loved one is safer with an ID gives such peace of mind. Our daughter wants that independence that every teen needs. We as her parents need to feel if she becomes unable to speak for herself, she can be helped with the info on her Id.
Posted @ Sunday, August 18, 2013 3:33 PM by Cindy Barrer
Wearing Medical ID jewelry is an absolute must, especially for children. In an emergency, to quickly and correctly get the help you need can and will save lives.
Posted @ Sunday, August 18, 2013 4:17 PM by Sarah Cooper
For my kid, it has to be comfortable or he will rip it off. It's also important that you can engrave it as he has 3 different medical conditions so the typical gel bands don't work for us!
Posted @ Sunday, August 18, 2013 4:18 PM by sam
I wear my bracelet for diabetes. More importantly, my youngest Granddaughter, Izzy, has a peanut allergy and is going into the Upper Elementary this year. We have always tagged her lunchpail and backpack & she has worn her ID on school trips. Recently, through some testing, we found out that her peanut allergy has gotten worse. Her parents are trying to get her to wear her ID daily.
Posted @ Sunday, August 18, 2013 4:25 PM by Jeanie Lutz
I ask my 7 year old daughter why do you wear you medical ID. She said: it can help me for when I can't talk or not awake. It my safety chain and I love it. It helped my sub teacher know what to do when I passed out last year she didn't know I was a diabetic till she seen my chain thank you for my chain it saved me. So that is why it is important to me. I let's people know what I have. Just so you know her teacher went into labor a week before this happen so she forgot to mention to the sub that she was a diabetic. So yes I am glad we found this site. I wouldn't know what we do without it. Thank you for caring.  
Thank you
Posted @ Sunday, August 18, 2013 4:56 PM by Valerie Strasser
My two year old son has peanut and tree nut allergies. While he's not away from me much, I do worry about him being in the care of others, like at the church nursery, and a well-meaning stranger giving him a food he shouldn't have. I just ordered him his first medical ID bracelet and I hope it would make someone stop and think before feeding him. He's so little that he, of course, can't understand how dangerous those foods are to to him. I think medical ID bracelets can provide some peace of mind.
Posted @ Sunday, August 18, 2013 5:56 PM by Erica Kramer
Most important is having a way to reach me (parent) in an emergency. I doubt my child could remember my phone number if he experiences anaphylaxis.
Posted @ Sunday, August 18, 2013 10:37 PM by Kari Bullion
My 6 year old son starts first grade this year and that means lunch at school. He is severely allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, milk and eggs. It is ever so important that he has a medical alert bracelet in case something happens at school and everyone will know how to respond.
Posted @ Monday, August 19, 2013 1:17 PM by Jill Woods
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