Member Story

Seamus McCaul, Upper Hutt

Why I joined

I joined MedicAlert mainly because I have a Medical Condition called Myasthenia Gravis. It is a rare condition. There are many symptoms that can be mistaken for everyday situation such as being drunk. Sometimes I become dis-orientated, my speech may slur and I am unsteady on my feet. Before being diagnosed a lot of my friends thought I was drunk when they saw me trying to cross a road. The condition prevents the use of voluntary muscles. The immune system see the messages from my brain to the muscles as a foreign body and it prevents them getting through. To prevent this happening my immune system has been turned off.

Why you should join

MedicAlert provides a safety valve when something happens and you are unable to respond. It provides a voice when your own cannot function. It also provides an immediate reference point for assistance.

Fri 22 Mar 2013