I’ve had a motto since day one of my illness, and it became a motto only because I found myself saying it so often. Sometimes I would say it to remind myself of it’s meaning, other times I’d say it to friends who asked about my health. “I’m still me.” My world got turned upside
I’ve always wondered,“What does sick look like?” While growing up with congenital heart disease, I was commonly told I looked too young, too healthy, too pretty, or even too happy to have a complex, chronic condition that labeled me as “sick.” Society did its best to push these stereotypical labels on me of what I
Having weight loss surgery, such as gastric bypass or gastric sleeve surgery, is a lifelong commitment that is truly life-changing. For many, medical alert jewelry isn’t someone’s first concern after having this procedure done. However, it is a real necessity as you recover and move on with your terrific new beginning! This week, our customer
For our customer Ashley, a simple trip to Target soon turned into an unexpected moment of hope. Thanks to an observant passerby, her medical ID came in handy when she least expected it:
Each #momentofhope is an impactful story from real people talking about their Lauren’s Hope medical ID. This week, Kayla shares her #momentofhope:
We recently started our Instagram channel and have already started connecting with our inspiring customers. In particular, one of our followers, Elizabeth Gomez, reached out to thank us for her medical ID. She shared that she’d recently had a medical emergency and wearing her medical ID bracelet saved her life.
Recently, a few of us here at Lauren’s Hope attended the Kids With Courage (KWC) Foundation’s One Inspired Evening Gala. This was our second time attending the annual event in support and celebration of this outstanding organization, which serves Kansas City-area children with Type 1 Diabetes and their families. The big standout this year, however,
There’s a pain rating scale called the McGill Pain Index. This scale starts at zero (no pain) and goes up to 50. A bone fracture is around a 15. Natural childbirth without preparation ranks just below amputation of a finger or toe, and both rank below a 40. Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), also called