Back in August, my friend Jeanne, whose six-year-old son Max has type 1, told me about this neat, new medical ID bracelet she found online. She told me she was going to buy one for Max, and being the wonderful friend that she is, she offered to get one for Jack, too.
We had just purchased a new medical ID bracelet for Jack (about which I might just blog in the future, because it's a great bracelet). We didn't really *need* another ID bracelet, and I'd just gotten Jack accustomed to wearing his brand new one.
Then I took one look at this website about which Jeanne raved, and that was it. I responded to her offer with a hearty "Yes, please!" and a sincere "Thank you!"
Besides, the bracelet Jack was wearing was a traditional, stainless steel link bracelet, and Jeanne's suggestion was a fun, colorful silicone wristband.
I showed Jack these hip, trendy wristbands, and he declared them, "Cool!"
See for yourself!
Are they awesome or what?
Made from 100% silicone, these kid-friendly wristbands from CoolMedID resemble the Lance Armstrong LIVESTRONG wristbands, and their benefits are numerous. Consider this:
● The lettering is embossed and will not rub off or fade.
● The bracelets won't discolor your skin or tarnish.
● They come in a variety of colors.
● They're stretchy with no difficult clasps, making them easy to put on and take off.
● They're hypoallergenic and won't bother you if you have a metal or latex allergy.
● They're waterproof, stain-resistant and easily cleaned.
● You have your choice of lettering. They either say "Type 1 Diabetes" or "Diabetic."Jack likes them, because they're a far cry from traditional jewelry and they're not "girly." At age seven, he does *not* want to be perceived as "girly." He will not wear anything that even slightly suggests "girly." But since this type of wristband is worn by girls *and* boys, he considers them not just socially acceptable, but totally rad.
The band that Jeanne bought for Jack was blue, and he loved it so much that he asked me to get him a couple more in different colors. He wanted one that was silver and another that CoolMedID calls "ocean swirl," a mixture of light blue, dark blue and green.
Happy to see him so willing to wear something that could potentially save his life, I bought him more. (I returned Jeanne's kindness and bought more for Max, too.)
Here are some photos of a super excited Jack, opening the package from CoolMedID and showing off his bracelets.
|"I can't wait to see what's inside."|
|"This is how guys show you their wristbands."|
|"Mom, no more pictures!"|
Yes, that's right!
I have four wristbands to give away! Four!!!!
Those four include:
● 1 blue wristband, size small
● 1 pink wristband, size small
● 1 blue wristband, size medium
● 1 pink wristband, size medium
All four will alert an emergency responder to diabetes with distinct silver lettering and the caduceus medical symbol.
According to CoolMedID, the small wristbands measure 5 7/8 inches around and fit most children 4 to 6 years old. But looking at them, I'm guessing that a younger child could wear the small, too.
The medium wristbands measure 7 3/8 inches around and fit kids ages 6 and up as well as teenagers and small-framed adults. Jack is 7 years old, and he wears a medium.
To enter the contest and win one of these four wristbands:
(Yes, here come the official rules.)
● Leave me a comment before midnight on Thursday, September 16, 2010. Please include your first name. Comments left without a name will be eliminated. Please also tell me the color and the size of the bracelet you hope to win (e.g., pink, size small).
● To earn extra entries (post a separate comment for each):
● Tweet about this giveaway on Twitter. Then, leave me an additional comment
containing a link to your tweet.
● Share a link to this contest on Facebook. Then, leave me an additional
comment to let me know.
● Blog about this contest. Then, leave me an additional comment containing
a link to your blog.
● No duplicate comments are allowed. Duplicate comments will be eliminated.
● Winners will be selected via random draw at http://www.random.org/.
● Winners' names will be posted here on this blog on Friday, September 17, 2010.
● After winners' names are posted, winners will have 48 hours to send a message to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If I do not hear from a winner within 48 hours, I will select a new winner.
Remember, to enter you must leave me a comment with your first name and bracelet preference before midnight on Thursday, September 16th.
Then, check back here on Friday, September 17th to see if you've won.
But, wait! That's not all!
CoolMedID has graciously offered my blog readers a 20% discount.
So, even if you don't win a freebie from me, you'll still get a little prize!
When placing an order, simply use coupon code CMID20 when you check out, and you'll save 20% off the price of all products you purchase. The discount does not apply to shipping, handling or tax, if applicable.
Take a look at the CoolMedID website! Diabetes isn't the only condition for which they make wristbands, and in addition to the wristbands, they also sell a variety of necklaces and keychains/zipper pulls.
And a little end note here for you: CoolMedID was started by a woman, whose mother, three nieces and one nephew have diabetes.