When I worked in the ER- Downtown ORlando- We saw WAY to many people come in with out any ID on them. The one that I most remember was a young 20something year old male (20-22) that was in a motorcycle accident. No helmet. No ID that we were able to find immediatly. As a registration person for the ER/Trauma center we were responsible for looking for Id’s when a patient comes in that is unable to talk to us… The only thing the man had was his cell phone…that kept ringing, and ringing, and ringing. He died before we ever found out what his name was. The Chaplain handles phone calls like this… the chaplain answered the man phone and told who was calling that she needed to contact the patients parents and have them call our chaplain.
I NEVER want my family to have to go through that! I was there when the coroner came and wheeled the body bag to the medical examiner. I don’t want to die on a table a nameless person.
My point for this blog is that as a runner there are ways we can protect our selves from becoming a nameless body, or a nameless patient in a ER somewhere.
While I mostly run on sidewalks, or a track around the local college i can still get hit by a car. We all know that people do not pay attention when they drive. There is nothing stopping someone from driving up on the sidewalk that I am running on.
I am not a morbid person and I hate talking, or even thinking about death. I refuse to talk about it with Chris. I just can’t stand the thought. But let’s be real, it’s always a possiblity.
RoadID is a perfect way to save ourselves from being a nameless somebody. I am entereing a give-away for a RoadID. If you are a runner/cyclist/walker….etc. You could also enter to win a RoadID.
http://roadid.com/Common/default.aspx – learn more about RoadID here.