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Category Archives: Survivor Stories

Testimonial: Mexico Ex-Pat Eric Kaplan Shares His SkyMed Experiences

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At SkyMed, we quickly learned that some of our strongest advocates are our Members. Eric Kaplan wanted us to share his story, and we’re pleased to do so. Thank you, Eric!, we’re grateful we were there when you needed us! “Several years ago I purchased a five-year SkyMed policy in case I needed to get […]


Testimonial: SkyMed Member Diagnosed with Pulmonary Fibrosis Flown Home to Kansas City, MO

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My dad and my husband had traveled from Kansas City to Altoona, PA for a recreational trip. Dad had pulmonary fibrosis and wasn’t feeling well on the return trip and it became apparent that he needed to get help in Evansville, Indiana. They were about seven hours away from home, so Dad was taken to a […]


Testimonial: SkyMed Member Suffers Congestive Heart Failure During Driving Trip to Alaska

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  Jim & Kathie Carter from Naperville, IL We left Chicago on April 29, 2018 to go on a planned three-month driving trip to Alaska. We met most of our group in Great Falls, Montana, and then traveled on to Cochran, Alberta for four or five days. On our last day there, Kathie had been […]


Testimonial: Member With Internal Bleeding Airlifted from Guadalajara, MEX to Los Angeles, CA

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Pepe & Concha Gurski Ajijic, Mexico We live in Ajijic, Mexico and on December 27, 2017, my husband, Pepe, had internal bleeding from a stomach ulcer and was hemorrhaging. We went to the hospital in Guadalajara and this became an extreme emergency because they did not have his blood type and he needed surgery. We […]


SkyMed International Mini-Testimonial: Texas to Tennesse

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Survivor Story: Member Flown from Texas to Tennessee for Rehab; RV Returned

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David & Mary Jo Deming from Crossville, Tennessee We live in Tennessee and had been wintering in Mission, Texas. We winter in a 5th wheel and tow it with a Peterbilt truck. During our time there my wife, Mary Jo, had to have unexpected bypass surgery and was not allowed to get up into the […]