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Make Getting Help Easier on the Roads, Trails, and Beyond

By Lifeasarunningmom @RunningMom6
Make getting help easier on the roads, trails, and beyondRecently I started running more outside again and with that I decided it was time to get back into the habit of wearing my RoadID.
I got my first one many years ago after a comment from my Dad. I love that I can share this loving story of him over 8 years after his death. I don't remember all the details but I can tell you this - he did not like the idea of me running around outside without any ID on me. He wanted me to at least carry something. Thanks Dad for caring!
Since I am now a committed Fitbit wearer I didn't want the wrist version any longer and felt it was worthwhile to update my info anyhow. I checked out their website only to find new designs and opted for the slim charm that I could add to my chain I wear everyday.
What is best is you get to completely personalize the info you want and get to pick the style - on your wrist, shoe, around your neck, etc. The info I added was my name, that I am Catholic (yes, I want a priest called if I am found in dire straits), my blood type (almost put darling daughter's and that could have been a deadly mistake so proof read more than once!), and two emergency contact numbers. No, I really am not that paranoid but this made sense. Although if darling daughter reads this she may comment that I am a bit too much like Monk.
I spend my outdoor running time mainly in two states - in my home state, Hawaii, so I have hubby's number followed by HI and when visiting my Mom so I have her number followed by TX. It just made sense to me. Why call my hubby in Hawaii if my Mom in Texas is closer to me?
With the recent disappearance of more than one person coming across my radar I got to thinking. This RoadID could be so much more. It could be a means to help many who are lost, potentially with not remembering who they are either due to injury or illness, find their way home if someone has the knowledge to look.
So here is a picture of what RoadID can look like in its many different styles just in case you come across someone in need.
Make getting help easier on the roads, trails, and beyond
And on that note, I want to stress how important it is to keep your eyes open and to look at people. So many times we may want to turn our heads and eyes and not see that dirty, homeless looking person on the corner, walking by, or lingering outside the store window. They look grungy and disheveled. Maybe beat up.
But that person is someone's daughter or son. That person may be lost and someone may be desperately looking for them like this man in Vancouver.
Make getting help easier on the roads, trails, and beyond
I do not know this man or his family but I do know one of his friends who is heartbroken that he is missing. All his friends and family are.....I can't even imagine! And his story is breaking my heart and I am desperately praying and kindly asking for you to do the same. And if you are in his neck of the woods, keep your eyes up.
And that keep your eyes up goes for wherever you live. You never know when you will be the one person who finds a person in need and I can only pray,  if they can't tell you who they are for whatever reason, that they will have some sort of ID on them to help you out. And this RoadID around my is on my body more often than my phone.
Daily Gratitude: I am thankful for my RoadID.
Daily Bible Verse: And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. ~ 1 John 5:14

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