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Category Archives: Survivor Stories

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 […]


Testimonial: SkyMed Member Suffers Fall, Flown from Mexico to Miami for Surgery

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  Dr. John Gough & Marica Owen San Miguel, Mexico As an ex-patriate living in Mexico, I am pleased to offer my experience with SkyMed. In September 2016 (three months after my enrollment) I suffered a fall with fractured head of the humerus and a radical tear of my rotary cuff, including rupture of the […]


Testimonial: Member Calls SkyMed to Get Back to the US; Avoids Colostomy

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Kathleen Phelps Puerto Vallarta, Mexico I joined SkyMed right before I turned 65 because I knew I would need to get to the US to use my Medicare. Two years ago, I awoke with a pain in my lower left side. I thought if I ignored it, it would just go away, but it just got […]