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Category Archives: Survivor Stories

Testimonial: After Back Surgery & Rehab in TX Member Flown Home to MO

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Lois Schnackenberg – Sedalia, MO I had just had back surgery and was in a rehab center for almost a month in Brownsville, Texas and needed to go home to Sedalia, Missouri. I knew I had SkyMed but I didn’t know how it worked so I called and talked to Jim. The pain was very bad […]


Testimonial: Member Suffers Broken Hip in Mexico, Airlifted Home to New York

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Leslie Jaeger – New York, NY While sweeping down the stairs from the new restaurant on Cuna de Allende, I reached for the banister but it wasn’t where I expected it to be. I landed smack on my hip which shattered. The Red Cross arrived, bundled me into the ambulance and bounced me over the cobbles […]


Testimonial: Member Develops Pneumonia in Tucson, Flown Home to Denver

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Bob & Doris Jones – Denver, Colorado My wife, Doris, and I were camping at an RV resort in Tucson and on Monday, March 20, 2017, I woke up perspiring with a high fever and chills. While still in my PJs I told Doris to call 911 because we’re going to the ER. She called […]


Testimonial: SkyMed Member Has Heart Attack in RV, Evacuated from AZ to Canada

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Burt & Kathy Campbell New Brunswick, Canada On February 13, 2017, my husband, Burt, suffered a heart attack in our RV in Yuma, Arizona.  A 911 call was made & he was transported by ambulance to the local hospital where he underwent immediate bypass surgery. There were many complications but finally, after he was stabilized, SkyMed […]


Testimonial: Global ETS Member with Femur Injury Evacuated from Greece to Florida

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Bob & Bette Burgfechtel The Villages, Florida Recently my wife, Bette, and I were on a Viking Mediterranean cruise from Venice to Greece. While on the ship I suffered an unusual injury to my right femur which was very painful. My wife got help immediately and shortly after that our cabin was full of people. […]


Survivor Story: SkyMed Members Trapped in RV While Tornado Slams Through RV Park

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Charles & Jill Heath from Cleveland, Ohio My wife, Jill, and I were wintering in South Florida and on our route home stopped to stay a few nights at Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park near Lake Okeechobee. We had been watching the weather and thought we would hook up the truck and trailer so we […]