I woke up hearing someone yelling for an ambulance. I was having a heat stroke. By the time the paramedics showed up, I was very confused and could not speak. They wanted to know basic information; my name, medical allergies, medical history, etc., etc. I couldn't communicate...I just extended my arm for them to see my Road ID on my wrist. They got all the data they needed. They also contacted my wife to let her know how to find me. I was then rushed off to the hospital for treatment. I felt like a truck had hit me, but I was alive.
By receiving immediate attention, I had quick and complete recovery. Without my Road ID, this scary and dangerous situation could have turned out much worse.
Note: I am happy to let everyone know that through the Ridgewood Rotary Foundation, we were able to raise much needed funds for Karen’s family. (www.RunForKaren.com)
- Andrew .S from Ridgewood, NJ