The Medical ID Jewellery Range was made in honour of a lovely friend Helen Holmes.
People with a severe allergy or medical condition are recommended to wear medical ID jewellery to help in situations when they are unable to communicate. Over 95% of respondents look for a medical ID in an emergency, they help to give vital information to allow the correct and timely medical care, preventing potentially harmful medical errors.
Helen had asked me to design her some medical alert jewellery as she couldn't find anything that she liked. She needed something that she could wear in case of an emergency to let people know that she had Type One Diabetes. We kept making arrangements to meet up and work out what she wanted, but we had to keep rearranging as things kept getting in the way.
Heartbreakingly Helen suffered an extreme hypoglycaemic attack while at home on her own, and as a result has been left severely brain damaged. A huge group of her family and friends gathered earlier this year to take a Dip For Diabetes, to celebrate Helen's 30th birthday and to raise money for diabetic research. Hundreds of people turned up on Saltburn Beach, we released balloons with messages for Helen and then took the plunge in the freezing cold sea. The target was to raise £1000 for Diabetes UK and so far her family and friends have managed to raise over £15000!
To continue raising funds for the charity 20% of the money from the sales of the Medic Alert Jewellery Range will go to Diabetes UK, hopefully one day they will find a cure and prevent such tragedies happening to other people.
Medical ID Jewellery is often suggested to people who suffer from any of the conditions listed below:
- Autism/Special Needs Children
- Blood Disorders
- Blood Thinners (i.e. Coumadin, Warfarin)
- Drug Allergies (i.e. Penicillin, morphine, sulfa)
- Emphysema/Breathing Disorders
- Food Allergies (i.e. Peanut, shellfish, tree nuts)
- Hearing, vision, or mentally impaired
- Heart Disease (i.e. Angina, atrial fibrillation, pacemakers)
- Insect Allergies (i.e. Bee Stings)
- Kidney Disease
- Pulmonary Conditions (i.e. Asthma, COPD)
- Sickle Cell Anemia
- Surgery, transplant, cancer patient
If you wish to make a donation please visit https://donate.diabetes.org.uk/a/my-donation
If you would like to discuss a commission for your own personalised item of Medical ID jewellery, please get in touch using the contact form below.
For more information about Medic Alert visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MedicAlert or http://www.medicalert.org.uk/buy-jewellery/jewellery