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De & Marv

Marvin & Deanna Pitts – Prescott, Arizona

My husband, Marvin, had a major stroke on February 18, 2014, and when I recognized what was happening to him, I knew I had to act quickly so I drove him to Yavapai Regional Medical Center in Prescott, Arizona, about 15 minutes away. I went in and told them my husband was having a stroke and they came out and got him and admitted him to the hospital.

Soon after that they discovered a blood clot in his brain and helicoptered him 125 miles away to Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix. Surgery was performed immediately to remove the clot and we were there for about 10 days. During that time I talked with Jim Edwards and he was so helpful because I was so shaken up. My son was with me and Jim told us what we needed to do and I am so thankful to him for that. SkyMed was just wonderful.

How did you find out about SkyMed and why did you choose SkyMed? We heard a SkyMed presentation at an RV rally and thought the services they provide were exactly what we needed so we decided to sign up. We really liked the fact that we would be covered wherever we are, even when we’re at home, because some plans don’t provide that.

What would you tell your friends about your experience with SkyMed? SkyMed was very supportive when I called and we were so glad we had coverage for the helicopter ride. Later when we got the bill, we sent a copy to SkyMed and they took care of everything.

Marvin is doing extremely well these days and it’s all because we got help so quickly. He had been totally paralyzed but has regained all mobility on his right side and is still healing. I have given SkyMed brochures to our three adult children so that in the event something happens, they know to call SkyMed immediately which gives us and them peace of mind knowing we never travel without it.

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