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Roger & Renee Erdelac from Polk City, Florida

My wife, Renee, and I were getting our RV ready to go on our yearly five-month adventure and our trip this year was to follow Lewis & Clarks Northwest Passage. I had been having knee trouble before we left and by the time we made it to Great Falls, Montana my knee suddenly went out, throwing me to the ground. I rested my leg that day. The following day I woke up to find my leg severely swollen, very hot, and hard as a rock. I went to the ER and they found I was in AFib and an MRI with contrast confirmed there was a continuous blood clot from my ankle to my groin while also confirming a spot on my lung.

I was admitted to the hospital and a biopsy of my lung confirmed the spot was also a blood clot. After five days of treatment in the hospital I was ready for release. I asked the doctor if I could drive home and he said with a blood clot of that size the risk of complications of a 2600-mile drive in a Class A 40-foot motorhome towing a car would be excessive. I asked Renee to check with SkyMed and let them know what was happening and find out how they could help us. SkyMed called within hours of my release from the hospital to tell us they had arranged for a bonded professional driver to drive our motorhome with car in tow back to Florida and that they would pay the fuel cost. They had also arranged and paid to fly us and our dog home and all went as planned without a hitch.

How did you find out about SkyMed and why did you choose SkyMed?  We attended a Newmar rally in Winter Haven, Florida in April of 2017 and heard Catherine Griffith give a SkyMed presentation. We liked what we heard and decided to sign up and we’re so glad we did.

What would you tell your friends about your experience with SkyMed?  We tell everyone how SkyMed gave us excellent first-class service and we highly recommend them, especially for the wife’s peace of mind. Renee had a lot on her plate because we were some 2,600 miles from home and, if it hadn’t been for SkyMed, all of this would have been total chaos. But after one call to SkyMed they flew in a professional driver who drove our new 2017 Newmar Ventana, with our car in tow, all the way from Great Falls, Montana to our home in Polk City, Florida. The driver was first class too because he followed my instructions for the tow car and both arrived with no dings or scratches. SkyMed made it so easy by putting EVERYTHING together for us. If you don’t have a SkyMed Takes You Home plan in place, you should!










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