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Category Archives: Survivor Stories

Testimonial: SkyMed Flies Member from Mexico to US and Back Again After Hip Infection

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SkyMed Member Cherie Walsh was abroad in Egypt when she slipped and fell. Unfortunately, she ended up hurting the same hip she had replaced nine months earlier back home in Ajijic, Mexico, a beautiful lakeside community just about an hour outside of the city of Guadalajara. She managed to nurse her injury through the rest […]


Testimonial: SkyMed Flies Member With Severe Pancreatitis From MT to MN

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“We were on our way to Alaska in our new motorhome. Harold ended up with a fever five nights in a row, so I took him to the hospital in Kalispell, Montana. There they discovered he had pancreatitis. The doctor said it would take more than five days to get well, so we would have […]


Testimonial: SkyMed Surprises Member with Reimbursement

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SkyMed always encourages its Members to contact us immediately after receiving medical attention. Sometimes, though, we don’t hear from them until after the fact. Even then, SkyMed can still deliver our trademark peace of mind. Such was the case with Member Cynthia Thomas. “I called SkyMed in October to renew my membership and, out of […]


Testimonial: Pandemic Delays Complicate Heart Patient’s Return to NY, SkyMed Goes the Extra Mile

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“In April 2020, my husband had a heart valve replacement (TAVR) procedure that was supposed to mean 2-3 days in the hospital. Complications turned it into five days plus two weeks’ rehab,” says Dylis Barre. At the time, COVID-19 was moving swiftly through the nation. Not only was Dylis barred from even seeing Claude, but […]


Testimonial: Medically Equipped Lear Jet Takes Biker With Cardiac Emergency From KY to FL

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“I was on a much-anticipated motorcycle trip to Bardstown, KY, to experience the finest Kentucky Bourbons. After a three-day ride, our group of 11 Harley-Davidson riders had left Tampa, FL, and arrived in Bardstown, KY. We spent the next day touring several distilleries in the area. When I woke up the following morning and went […]


Testimonial: Heart Attack in Mexico Requires Life Flight to Arizona

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When Douglas Miller, an ex-pat living in Guadalajara, Mexico, began having light chest pains, he consulted a cardiologist who quickly suggested a heart catheterization to determine the cause. According to friend Kerri Moon, Douglas was told in no uncertain terms that he needed surgery immediately. “[We] made the call [to SkyMed] together upon first hearing […]