I have seen all the stories about what happens to someone who has a Road ID, but I would like to share what happens when you don't have one. It was my junior year in high school and I was running a 3 mile cross country race. As an asthmatic, my biggest fear is not usually how well I will do in these conditions, butwhether or not I will be able to breath. Around the halfway point, I started to get the symptoms of an asthma attack, but I pushed through thinking I was almost done and that I could make it. I was wrong. I ended up passing out right on the course. I was out for about ten minutes before someone got to me, and another ten minutes before the paramedics arrived. Everything would have gone much smoother had I stopped in the first place or if I had been wearing a Road ID. My coach told me about Road ID and how he thought that I should definitely get one. I took his advice, and now, anytime something happens, whether I'm alone on a run or at a race, I know people will know what's going on.
- Jessica .M from Chicago, IL