My story begins with a diagnosis of Marfan syndrome – a rare genetic disorder that causes the connective tissue to weaken. Because this complex condition requires a specialized and experienced approach to care, I make sure to always wear my MedicAlert ID for Marfan’s and keep my membership up to date in case of emergency.
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It has been about 5 years since I last experienced a seizure. Even when the seizures go away, your life can still be dramatically affected by just trying to live a healthy life. This is why I’m glad to wear a MedicAlert ID, giving me peace of mind knowing first responders will be alerted to my medical needs in emergencies.
Sarah, a MedicAlert member since 1984, didn’t have time for a cold, much less a rare, life-threatening disease. She was too busy raising two kids and working as an executive at an advertising and marketing firm to face a diagnosis of primary amyloidosis. “I was in complete denial,” Sarah says. She contacted another
I always have my inhaler close by, especially during the change in seasons. Last summer I experienced the most severe asthma attack I’ve had in years while at my nephew’s track meet. With the sun beating down, I decided to leave the bleachers and stand under a willow tree to enjoy some shade before his next race. After
Nine-year old Brandon can usually be found playing in his tree house or out in the yard exploring. He has autism, and although many kids with autism wander, Brandon wasn’t typically one of them. There had only been a few instances while in the company of his mom, dad or four siblings that Brandon had wandered off.