Member Story

Hannah C, Papamoa

Why I joined

I had no idea I would need life saving medicine. For eight long years I had so many health issues that were always dismissed by the doctors, I became more unwell every year until my new doctor measured my hormone levels, lots of tests were done and eventually in 2019 I was diagnosed with a pituitary tumour. Being a solo mum who now produces no cortisol (stress hormone) I am dependant on steroids to stay alive. I also have another condition which is a result from surgery that requires medication. Without these meds - ill die within days. Because my condition is so rare, even the best physicians have probably never heard of it and I don't have time for them to Google! This edit alert will tell them what to do if I need help fast.

Why you should join

Medic alert staff are friendly, helpful and help people like me have a "voice" when we can't speak!

Thu 09 Jul 2020