This year I had the privilege of meeting a wonderful group of First Responders at a Southern California CERT conference. I was a presenter and after the seminar I was introduced to Kathryn Turner. She began to discuss helping people with communication or medical disorders during disasters and emergencies with an easy identification product that she developed. That is how I came to learn about MediPal, which is a personal ID system that wraps around a safety belt, backpack strap or baby bag.
Inside the holder that fastens with velcro is a lightweight form to place essential data – such as contact information, health history, communication preferences and even a photo.
My first thought was WOW this is great for parents to place on their child’s backpacks and belts when their loved one has unique challenges, such as Autism or deafness. It also would be so helpful for adult care facilities during outings. In all honesty, I could probably generate dozens of ways that MediPal could be helpful scores of people! (And although it is meant for people, how great would this be to have a variation for pets who are being transported).
Kathryn will be discussing MediPal, her inspiration for creating this really cool product and announce the contest winners – see below. Join us!
COMMENT below on this blog about how you would use MediPal.
FIVE LUCKY WINNERS who LIKE and COMMENT will be randomly drawn and announced during the show! Results will also appear in the comment section below!
Contest rules include must be a US citizen and not a member of 411 Voices Radio network.