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Category Archives: Survivor Stories

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 […]


Testimonial: Broken Clavicle Requires Surgery, SkyMed Member Flown from MX to OR

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An ex-pat in beautiful Lake Chapala, Mexico, Keith McKalip was enjoying a pickleball game when he went “too far” for the ball and ended up with a broken clavicle. Keith was taken to the hospital in Ajijic, where the doctor took an X-ray and stabilized him. “The next day, I saw an orthopedic surgeon at […]


Testimonial: Member Has Diabetic Foot Emergency, Flown to Home Hospital Within 24 Hours

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While on a caravan trip to the Newmar Rally in Syracuse, NY last September, I started having problems with my foot. A friend suggested I go to Urgent Care. When the doctor saw me, he immediately said: “Mr. Lown, if we don’t do something now, you’re going to lose either your toe or your foot. […]


Testimonial: Member Has Motorcycle Accident in AZ; RV and Bike Returned to Canada

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We were in Kearney, AZ, when I stopped my motorcycle abruptly, it fell over and landed on my left thigh. I ended up with a huge hematoma and was admitted to the Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa. As it turned out, I required three surgeries and 8 days of total bed rest. Meanwhile, the […]


Testimonial: Member Has Heart Attack in Mazatlán, Flown Home to NH

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Ray and Joella Paquette were enjoying their ex-pat life in Mazatlán, Mexico, when Ray suffered a heart attack in November 2019. He was taken to the Sharp Hospital Mazatlán, where the doctors determined he needed cardiac surgery. They successfully implanted three stents in Ray’s heart, but unfortunately in the ICU he began to exhibit signs […]


Testimonial: Member Suffers Stroke, SkyMed Takes Him Home

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In 2017 we attended a SkyMed presentation by Paul & Carolyn Kees and quickly learned how important it was to have SkyMed was as we were both healthy but in our seventies. Two years later in June of 2019 we were touring with 42 people in the National Parks on the West Coast and were […]