In an emergency when you can't speak for yourself, a medical ID bracelet speaks for you. Prompt diagnosis is critical to effective treatment. A brief description of vital medical facts, such as type of epilepsy, medications taken, and other treatment forms, engraved on a medical ID ensures appropriate & timely medical care. The Epilepsy Society of Northwest Florida will use funds raised through this project to provide 200 free medical id bracelets to low income patients living with epilepsy.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Epilepsy is a medical condition that is characterized by recurrent seizures that result in changes in body movements, awareness, & emotions. More folks die from epilepsy each year than breast cancer & drunk driving accidents combined. Unfortunately, seizures are unpredictable & may occur at any time. Seizures can result in unconsciousness & can be mistaken for disorderly, criminal conduct. Therefore, in an emergency, when you can't speak for yourself, a medical ID bracelet speaks for you.
How will this project solve this problem?
Funds raised through this project will provide free epilepsy medical ID bracelets to low-income patients with epilepsy in Northwest Florida. These bracelets will alert medical professionals to a patient's condition. If medication is taken for seizures, this information can be noted on an epilepsy medical ID bracelet. A medical ID will give medical professionals a better idea of what kind of seizures a patient typically has, and what treatment may be administered to help stop seizure
Potential Long Term Impact
The Epilepsy Society of Northwest Florida will provide 200 medical ID bracelets to low-income individuals diagnosed with epilepsy living in Northwest Florida. If and/or when these individuals are in an emergency situation, the medical ID will ensure a prompt diagnosis as well as appropriate medical care. We hope to eliminate medical errors and unnecessary treatments.
Total Funding Received to Date: $5,760
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $240
Total Funding Goal: $6,000