This past summer, my Road ID literally saved my life. I was in Northern Michigan, taking care of my father who was dying from melanoma. I'm a marathon runner, but lately I was not training properly and became concerned about my safety and health during long runs. I decided to order a Wrist ID for myself, and one for my father.
Later that summer I decided to run a 1/2 Marathon. About halfway through, I wasn't feeling well and decided to cut out and run home. I headed towards a two-mile long "short-cut" though a wooded area, and the last thing I remember is looking at the pavement and everything went black.
Next thing I know, I'm waking up in an ambulance. As it turns out, two hikers had found me after I passed out. The EMTs used my Road ID to call my mother.
I had purposefully put directions to call only my mom's cell phone, due to my dad's condition. I can only imagine if I had not been wearing that band, I would have ended up in the ER as a Jane Doe.
Thank you again for being a life-saver. I never run a day without wearing my 'pink band of honor'! I forever run in honor and memory of my wonderful dad.
- Heather .S from San Francisco, CA