I used to work for a company called PSA. Which is ironic that PSA also stands for a Prostate Specific Antigen test, how fitting. But this today is a real PSA, a public service announcement!
One of the Captains I worked with gave me a really great life lesson via a family story:
His 15 year old daughter was on a morning run, when she was struck by a car going 45 mph. She had broken her back and had 7 inches of her skull crushed, somehow she was able to tell the medics her name and her address before she blacked out. Luckily both her parents where home and they were told to drive safe but they needed to rush to the hospital. Their daughter had flat lined twice before they got there. His daughter ended up surviving the accident and made a full recovery (a true miracle).
The moral to the story is have your name somewhere on you when you run. Had his daughter not been able to remember her name precious moments and medical decisions would have been made without the family. God now’s how long it would have taken for them to learn about her accident.
While running today with my running group, I noticed two of the people with name tags on their shoes. As soon as the run was over I headed to Petsmart to ID myself.
The guy I ran with had the dog tag to the left pictured above. He made an additional hole in it so he could lace it to his shoes. I chose the narrow one that didn’t need to be altered. You will be surprised how much stuff you can fit on there! This will be a great $7.50 insurance policy that can save your life and help your family!