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Two months after giving birth to her fourth child, Rachel Amato-Van Atta was diagnosed with kidney failure as a result of Goodpasture’s disease. Soon after, one of her children would start his battle with Leukemia.
Rachel, a MedicAlert member, and her family were forced to face a pair of challenges most families cannot begin to imagine.
Seeing your children diagnosed with Hemophilia B,a bleeding disorder, isn't an easy situation to take in for any parents, but for the parents of Dale & John Katzenberger, that’s exactly what happened two and a half years ago to their two children, Jake and Dixon.
There are many ways you can spend your dollars; yet, not many can compare to the reward of selfless giving. This Tuesday is the second annual #GivingTuesday. #GivingTuesday is an international effort focused around giving thanks and celebrating the tradition of generosity. This year, MedicAlert Foundation is excited to participate in this effort and we are inviting our supporters to join us in this great endeavor. In the spirit of philanthropy, you can make a difference starting today and throughout the New Year.
In 2006, Juliet Robinson became a member of MedicAlert Foundation after her neurologist recommended she purchase a MedicAlert membership in order to protect herself from underlying medical conditions she had, including severe allergies, Tourette’s syndrome, and Dystonia.
In 2012, that decision paid off while working in the food service industry as a bakery manager. Juliet would write to MedicAlert Foundation stating, “If it wasn’t for my bracelet I wouldn’t be writing this right now!” Juliet highlighted how her MedicAlert membership helped save her life while at work.
Just like Ironman needed his special suit to gain superpowers to protect the world around him, there are thousands of children who feel equally empowered and protected when wearing their MedicAlert ID. And this November 2nd, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., MedicAlert Foundation is encouraging all residents in and around the Turlock area to channel their inner Super Hero and participate in this year’s Super Hero Kids Health and Safety Fair on the MedicAlert campus located at 2323 Colorado Avenue in Turlock, CA.
Every mother’s worst nightmare is the possibility of seeing her child at the brink of death. For Terri Schreiber, mother of eight-year-old Sophia, her nightmare became a reality when Sophia was three and ingested a single cashew and went into anaphylactic shock. Since Sophia was weeks old, she began exhibiting symptoms, which later were diagnosed as food and environment allergies. In her first three years, Sophia was allergic to simple foods such as milk and eggs. She also developed environmental allergies to grass, trees, weeds, and furry animals.