Life Stories

We are proud of the work we do. But even more, we are proud of our courageous customers. Their many stories about the comfort and critical help provided by our medical IDs encourage us to continue working to the highest standards.  Read the testimonies of our friends. We believe they will touch and inspire you too.

Have your own Life Story you'd like to share?  Visit our Tell Us Your Story page.

Congratulations to our 2013 Life Story Contest Winners!

Angie S., St. Albert, Alberta - FIRST PLACE

It all started one morning eight years ago, I was in the third grade and woke up with pain all over my body, specifically my stomach. We assumed it was just a stomach bug and in a few days it would pass and I would be back to a normal eight year old. However, that was not the case; a month later I was just as sick. Eventually we stumbled across Universal Medial ID and I loved the entire selection of bracelets. We also loved the free engraving and affordable shipping! Once my medical ID arrived, I instantly fell in love. Now I am 16, always wearing my medical ID and just loving life! Thanks Universal Medical ID!

Annie-Dannielle G., Coteau-du-Lac, Quebec - SECOND PLACE

After a long research online, Universal Medical ID seemed the best choice for me. It was a trustworthy company, with prices I could afford (I'm unable to work because of the illness) but it also had lots of choices. I chose a very simple stainless steel bracelet, wanting something obvious for first respondents, and something sturdy. Now I feel safer. The bracelet won't prevent accidents, it won't prevent me from catching an infection which could prove fatal and it won't keep me from complications; but it might mean better and faster treatment if such a thing happens. It may be life instead of death.

Joanne S., Vanderhoof, British Columbia - THIRD PLACE

April 11, 2013 - D day, Diagnosis day, Diabetes day. Today is all three to me. Today I get an email asking me to share my story. I will take this as a sign. One year ago today our 20 month old son Ian, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. We poured over the material and handouts on those sleepless and isolating nights in the hospital. Amongst the handouts was info about Medical IDs.

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Kelli D.

I have had 6 brain surgeries; the first one in 1973. Not until a mistake by the last Doctor did I have any problems. I am now still healing from the last procedure on April 1, 2009. At this time I have a spot on my brain (from the bleed in 2009) that presents a potential for seizures. I had my first, and hopefully last, seizure in September of 2011. I am thankful that I was not home alone, but because of the possibility of another seizure, I purchased a medical ID with the necessary medical information listed on it. I do feel safe now and know that if I am ever alone and need assistance in a medical emergency, my ID will possibly save my life.

Nancy P.

I have severe life threatening allergies along with other medical conditions - one being my heart. I have had 4 heart catherizations in the past year. Even though I carry a medical alert on paper with medications and medical history,I feel so secure knowing that I have this medical bracelet on. It gives me confidence that in an emergency, all the information is at hand. Thank you for the opportunity to share.

Joshua L. - Part II

Joshua is now a happy 8 year old boy. He loves to play with his older brothers and listen to music. Cardiology visits are still very important to him because he only has half of his heart.

Joshua L. - Part I
Joshua Lemacks looks a lot like your average 7 1/2 year old boy, but his life has been far from average.  Joshua was born in 2003 with a severe congenital heart defect (that he refers to as "half-a heart" ) where his left ventricle did not form properly.

Bonnie S. Calgary Alberta 
What brought me to your website?  Last year I almost died. At the end of October 2008, I needed an ambulance and fast.

Angela P. San Antonio , Texas
Our mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's about 3 or 4 years ago. In the beginning she was ok to be left alone, but over the last 6 months she has wandered off a few times.

Jennifer B. Middletown, Ohio 
Growing up, I would never let my mother tend to my cuts and scrapes with iodine because it burned and caused my injuries to swell far worse than alcohol.  I would take the alcohol and not flinch and my family just thought I was a weird kid.

Lorien V. Brewster, New York 
I was 19 and it was my first real job. My schedule was from 12-8 in a NYC hair salon working as a stylist's assistant, usually never finishing up before 9 o'clock.


Michael S. South Chicago Heights
Just by seeing the necklace they knew exactly what to do. They knew not to give my girlfriend any Demerol or penicillin and they knew exactly what kind of insulin.


Sheila R. Swest Terre Haute, Indiana
Though my son kept telling his teacher he was allergic and couldn't eat all the Food Pyramid food samples, she thought he was being a picky eater. His medical ID convinced her and saved him a trip to the hospital.


Marva C. Vallejo, California
I was pretty dazed in the ambulance, but I was still able to point the EMT to my bracelet. When she read it, she said, 'You are a very smart woman to wear this'.


Robin S. Temple, Texas
I was just about to run out of some critical medication for my very rare heart disease. Thanks to my ID and Online Medical Registry, I was able to get all the information to continue my meds on schedule.

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