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Tag Archives: Air Evacuation

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: 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: Member Diagnosed with Serious Disease Gets Air Evac Home for Rehab

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Jim & Verlene Schmidt from St. Louis, MO My wife, Verlene, and I were spending our fourth winter in Central Florida with friends from the Illinois/Missouri area. One week later, during a game of cards, Verlene said she felt dizzy. A half-hour later she was vomiting, had diarrhea, and we thought she was getting a […]


Testimonial: Member Suffers Broken Hip in Mexico, Airlifted Home to New York

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Leslie Jaeger – New York, NY While sweeping down the stairs from the new restaurant on Cuna de Allende, I reached for the banister but it wasn’t where I expected it to be. I landed smack on my hip which shattered. The Red Cross arrived, bundled me into the ambulance and bounced me over the cobbles […]


Testimonial: Global ETS Member with Femur Injury Evacuated from Greece to Florida

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Bob & Bette Burgfechtel The Villages, Florida Recently my wife, Bette, and I were on a Viking Mediterranean cruise from Venice to Greece. While on the ship I suffered an unusual injury to my right femur which was very painful. My wife got help immediately and shortly after that our cabin was full of people. […]


Testimonial: Larry & Dorothy Humm, Brockport, NY

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  “My wife and four of our friends were enjoying a gorgeous day snow skiing at Okemo Mountain in Ludlow, Vermont.  I have been a professional ski instructor for many years (now retired) and have never had a skiing injury, but something went wrong that day.  I read a ridge in the terrain wrong and […]