All I could do was point to my Road ID…

by ROAD iD Staff May 19, 2021

As an avid cyclist and outdoor life enthusiast, I have come across many urgent situations... but none like last Thursday. I was stung by a bee while riding my bike. I have a severe bee allergy, and recently purchased a Road ID to reflect that allergy -- thank goodness I did.  To make a long story short, by the time I got to the hospital I had lost my vision, my hearing, and could not speak due to my airways closing.  All I could do was point to my Road ID before losing consciousness.  The doctors and nurses saw Bee Allergy on my Road ID and knew right away I was having an anaphylactic reaction.

I made it, just in the nick of time -- with the help of my Road ID.  As a seasoned medical professional in pre-hospital medicine, I tell all my friends they should have one.  It works...it worked for me.  I'm happy to be here today to write this.  Thank you Road ID.

- Steven .C from Aliso Viejo, CA