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October 14, 2020
Meet MedicAlert Member Cathy, age 56. Cathy has mitral valve prolapse , and despite it being a life-long disorder, many people with the condition never experience symptoms and are often surprised when they learn they have a heart condition. Not all heart diseases are the same. Different types... More ›
September 23, 2020
Sharing our member's stories serves to inspire us and educate others. We are continually impressed and humbled by our members and we're grateful that they entrust us with their medical information so that we may continue to fulfill our mission and do the work we set out to do: protecting... More ›
September 15, 2020
My name is Nancy, and I am a proud and happy MedicAlert Lifetime Member! In my 75 years, MedicAlert has seen me through some really critical moments brought on by allergic reactions to medicine . This is my story: From the time I was a very young child,... More ›
September 14, 2020
Vanessa is part of our MedicAlert family and her story - challenging and inspiring - illustrates just how integral her MedicAlert ID and membership are to enabling her to live her life fully, despite the serious health issue she lives with – Adrenal Insufficiency . The peace... More ›
August 26, 2020
The first day of school is full of excitement for students, parents, and educators alike. In an average year, it may also bring some anxiety…but as we know, this year is far from average. The beginning of this school year is unlike any other. Navigating back-to-school challenges during the COVID-19... More ›
August 10, 2020
“I think I can save more lives with MedicAlert than I ever can with my scalpel.” - Dr. Marion Collins, MedicAlert Founder August is National MedicAlert Awareness Month. Founded in 1956, MedicAlert Foundation is recognized for developing the first national medical ID system. It all started with the simple idea... More ›
July 17, 2020
Joshua is intelligent, fun, and the sweetest little boy – he is also an avid train enthusiast. He knows so much about real locomotives and steam engines that his family often needs to google what he talks about so they can understand his passion. Along with trains, Joshua loves arts... More ›
June 24, 2020
By Gloria Ferreira In March of 2016, I started to develop symptoms that are typical of someone with type 1 diabetes: increased thirst, frequent urination, extreme hunger, unintended weight loss, mood swings, fatigue and weakness, and blurred vision. The symptoms presented themselves slowly. I recall my first symptom was excessive... More ›
June 19, 2020
According to the Epilepsy Foundation , 3.4 million people in the United States live with epilepsy. 1 in 26 people will develop epilepsy at some point in their lifetime. And 1 in 3 people with epilepsy live with uncontrollable seizures because there is no available treatment that works for... More ›
June 19, 2020
Meet I’mere – an active, friendly and totally lovable five-year-old. Like other boys his age, he loves going to the park, eating spaghetti and fruit, and visiting Disneyland. Nothing stops I’mere from playing an energetic game of hide and seek or enjoying his Sonic toys, not even the seizures he... More ›