The time to prepare for an emergency is not when you’re faced with one.
I was faced with a life threatening medical emergency for my Mother that came on quickly and suddenly that I was unprepared for. She called me and told me she didn’t feel well; I went to her house and I called 911. I thought all I needed to do was turn on the outside porch light, stay with her to make sure she stayed awake and wait for the ambulance to arrive. Boy, was I wrong! I was supposed to know her medical history; her prescriptions; her dosages; why she was taking them; her past surgeries, her chronic illness; her allergies; medical procedure dates; doctor contact information; if she was a DNR or an organ donor. The truth was, I couldn’t answer any medical questions regarding her health, her prescriptions or her medical history – I even got her birth-date wrong. I didn’t even know if she wore dentures. The feeling of helplessness was overwhelming. Everything happened so fast. I was unprepared and uninformed. I was my Mother’s “emergency contact person”, and I was no help at all.
I vowed to never be in that situation again. I was faced with a problem and I wanted to create a solution that was easy to use, easy to understand, easy to afford and easy to manage. MIMI – My Instant Medical Information was the answer. My Mother survived her medical emergency and I’m happy to say MIMI is our family’s health advocate.
I would rather have MIMI and not need it than to need MIMI and not have it.
Julie Slayton – Founder/CEO