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We are proud of the work we do and we are proud of our courageous customers. Their many stories about the comfort and critical help provided by our medical IDs encourage us to continue working to the highest standards. Here are some testimonies from our customers.

Congratulations to our 2013 Life Story Contest Winners!


Martin T., London - FIRST PLACE

My life was shattered after surgery to remove a massive brain tumor and six months of Chemo and Radio Therapy. The operation was partially successful but left me with severe short term memory loss, chronic fatigue and periodic Epilepsy which at one point involved me falling down a flight of stairs following a seizure. With the assistance of my excellent oncology counselor over several weeks, she brought to my attention the Universal Medical ID tag. She explained how it worked and advised me to look online for more information. That day was a revelation.



Beverley C., London - SECOND PLACE

My Medical ID speaks for ME!
Wearing a medical ID is for old people. At least that is what I used to think until I was unable to communicate with anyone after my stroke at age 39. The doctors told me I could have seizures at any time; I agreed with them in theory. In practice it was so much harder. The first thing was when I was in Jamaica with no medical insurance, no job, and no social security; no help so getting a medical ID was far from my mind. In fact if the truth were told it was not even on the wish list.



Angela S., Blackburn - THIRD PLACE

To be noticed. At last!!
I recently purchased one of your ID bracelets as I have a serious life threatening condition. Over the last 12 months it is fair to say I have had an exceptional amount of bad luck regarding my health. Being quite a small lady I purchased the child size bracelet as it was just the right size for my wrist. The medical charm is clear and the essential engraving stands out a treat!


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Andy Corbitt, Forfar Scotland

I purchased a stainless steel dog-tag style ID necklace a few years ago when I was first diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. I regard it as essential to identify my condition in case of emergency, and the ID dog-tag is perfect. The fact that it also doubles as a stylish piece of jewellry is a added bonus. This will last me years, but if it ever does have to be replaced, you can count on me ordering from Universal Medical ID UK...again.

Charlotte Rand, Essex UK

I got a band when I realised I was having a few seizures a month and not always with somebody I know when out in public. So looked it up online and came across this website, it was very easy to use when inputting my details for the engraving and was delivered quickly. I have had my band for a few years now and don't leave the house without it. It's great, with the silicone I can change colours to match my daily outfit and they're all bright so easily noticeable. I highly recommend this to anybody who suffers from illnesses or allergies. I have even written about it in an article for a newsletter for the South East Essex Epilepsy Society and contained a link to your website.



Kelli D.

I have had 6 brain surgeries; the first one in 1973. Not until a mistake by the last Doctor did I have any problems. I am now still healing from the last procedure on April 1, 2009. At this time I have a spot on my brain (from the bleed in 2009) that presents a potential for seizures. I had my first, and hopefully last, seizure in September of 2011. I am thankful that I was not home alone, but because of the possibility of another seizure, I purchased a medical ID with the necessary medical information listed on it. I do feel safe now and know that if I am ever alone and need assistance in a medical emergency, my ID will possibly save my life.



Nancy P.

I have severe life threatening allergies along with other medical conditions - one being my heart. I have had 4 heart catherizations in the past year. Even though I carry a medical alert on paper with medications and medical history, I feel so secure knowing that I have this medical bracelet on. It gives me confidence that in an emergency, all the information is at hand. Thank you for the opportunity to share.



Joshua L. - Part II

Joshua is now a happy 8 year old boy. He loves to play with his older brothers and listen to music. Cardiology visits are still very important to him because he only has half of his heart.


Joshua L.- Part I

Joshua Lemacks looks a lot like your average 7 1/2 year old boy, but his life has been far from average.  Joshua was born in 2003 with a severe congenital heart defect (that he refers to as "half-a heart" ) where his left ventricle did not form properly. 



Angela P. San Antonio, Texas
Our mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's about 3 or 4 years ago. In the beginning she was ok to be left alone, but over the last 6 months she has wandered off a few times.



Michael S. South Chicago Heights
Just by seeing the necklace they knew exactly what to do. They knew not to give my girlfriend any Demerol or penicillin and they knew exactly what kind of insulin.



Sheila R. Swest Terre Haute, Indiana
Though my son kept telling his teacher he was allergic and couldn't eat all the Food Pyramid food samples, she thought he was being a picky eater. His medical ID convinced her and saved him a trip to the hospital.



Marva C. Vallejo, California
I was pretty dazed in the ambulance, but I was still able to point the paramedic to my bracelet. When she read it, she said, 'You are a very smart woman to wear this'.



Robin S. Temple, Texas
I was just about to run out of some critical medication for my very rare heart disease. Thanks to my ID and Online Medical Registry, I was able to get all the information to continue my meds on schedule.

Congratulations to our 2010 Life Story Contest winners!

First Place:

Sergeant Steven D.
I have been a member of the British Army, Royal Corps of Signals, for 9 years and have suffered from Type I Diabetes for eight of them, although the condition restricts me in some areas, with motivation and determination I have managed to sustain a successful career but not without its mishaps.

Second Place:

Catherine M.
One Sunday morning on the 28th of March, my husband, Roy, went out for the morning paper. He took quite some time, more than usual, but I thought he had met someone and was having a chat.

Third Place:

Alisha B.
I don't have a dramatic life-saving story to tell, however I can definitely say that my Universal Medical ID bracelet has made life so much easier and makes me feel a lot safer when I'm out.

Adrian V. Leamington, Ontario
One time last Fall on the beach at Lake Erie I got sweaty, dizzy and started to shake and I had no Glucosol on hand. The medicine was in the car on the parking lot. Luckily, a woman on the beach saw my bracelet and said she worked at a hospital. She gave me juice to drink and stayed with me until I was back to normal.

Pauline W. Belle River, Ontario
I can't really say if the medical bracelet saved my son's life, but it's given me peace of mind. I can't always be there to protect him, but with a medical ID I know it's worth wearing because it works.

Linda B.
When paramedics responded to my car accident, instantly finding our American Medical ID bracelets, they learned that my son and I have asthma and immediately checked our oxygen saturation levels.

Laurence C., M.D.
During a graduate class lecture, I had a grand-mal seizure. My American Medical ID pendant communicated all the A and E doctor needed to know to treat me quickly and effectively. As a doctor, I really stress that patients take the initiative to obtain a medical ID.


 

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