As I type this, my Road ID is on my right wrist along with my hospital bracelet from a trip to the ER this morning. I was taken to the hospital after I collapsed, alone, on a trail run.
A cyclist found me and called 911. Thanks to my Road ID, she knew my name, as well as my wife’s phone number. My ID also provided the first responders with my medical history, including my brain surgery in 2009.
In the ambulance, I knew where I was, but did not remember what happened. I noticed my Road ID was not on my wrist. They had removed it to get my personal information. One of the EMS guys asked me what "101% POSSIBLE" meant on the last line. I responded by saying: "Ya Gotta Believe That Everything Is 101% Possible." I quickly got my Road ID back and put it on my wrist where it belongs.
As I mentioned, last year I had brain surgery...60% of a cancerous brain tumor was removed. I was facing the possibility of losing the use of the left side of my body. I began running shorty before I entered the hospital for my surgery and I ran my first 5k in over 25 years, just weeks after that surgery. I have since finished my first marathon in 4:12. My oncologist was there to see me finish. It was so awesome, that I'm now training for my next marathon in a couple months.
We don't know exactly what caused my blackout, but all the initial tests are good. Unfortunately, some of this goes with the territory. I can't wait to leave the hospital to go trail running. I just want you to know that I believe in your product and I will not leave home without my Road ID, because you never know when you will need it to do the talking for you.
- Tom .O from Apex, NC