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(JNi.media) Christian aid organization GAiN Germany has contributed $9,900 to MyMDband’s campaign, which will buy 275 medical bracelets that can be accessed using any standard smartphone.

MyMDband is a medical emergency bracelet (patent pending) that provides medical personnel with instant access to a person’s critical medical information. The bracelet can be accessed using any standard smartphone, no special app required, and it works anywhere around the world. When the bracelet is accessed the medical information is automatically translated into the caregiver’s language, avoiding misunderstanding and saving valuable time, which can be a matter of life and death. Using the smartphones built-in GPS, emergency contacts are automatically notified with their loved ones’ location.

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MyMDband is crowdfunding on Crowdmii, a new crowdfunding platform for innovative Israeli start-ups. MyMDband aims to provide their medical bracelets for free, for life, to Holocaust survivors living in Israel, many of whom suffer from multiple medical conditions and require assistance.

In conjunction with United Hatzalah, an Israeli emergency medical services organization, all revenues from this campaign will go directly to providing bracelets for survivors as well as have volunteers visit them on a regular basis and monitor their health.

Now GAiN Germany has contributed $9,900 to MyMDband’s campaign, which will buy 275 medical bracelets. This contribution was pledged through Helping Hand Coalition (HHC), a nonprofit that serves as the local Israeli representative of GAiN and other humanitarian organizations.

Elly Gorodetzer, Co-Founder & CEO of MyMDband, thanked GAiN and the HHC for their support, and called “on others who are passionate about these issues to join our campaign. Our goal is to make our lifesaving bracelets accessible to everyone, everywhere and help save as many lives as possible.”

Luke Gasiorowski, VP and COO of HHC, said: “It’s powerful to see today’s Christians, especially from Germany, standing with Israel as well as taking an active role in supporting Holocaust survivors in the Jewish State of Israel. The Holocaust survivors have been through so much. They are an exceptional and rare people, and even at their elderly age they still have an important role to play in bringing people from around the world together with Israel. As a Millennial, I feel privileged to still have Holocaust survivors here to share their experiences first hand, and it is our responsibility to provide them the proper help, support and care they need.”

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5 COMMENTS

  1. I pray this isn’t a way the Germans plan to keep track of these survivors. I’m sorry I’m not finding a lot of goodness in this. Perhaps if a Jew had come up with this I would be not as suspicious. My grandfather was a survivor my mother was 7 when the teachers went on “break,” she and a few children were left in school while her friends left. I’m 2nd generation survivor.

  2. I find the efforts from those Christians doing there utmost level best to bridge the past and the future. I as a Holocaust first generation surviver I have the greatest respect for Christen for Israel, A monthly Dutch newspaper that support the Jews worlwide and ther objective is to bring the Jews back to Israel. Moreover the work on old Jewish cemetaries as an example, in order to refurbish the grafestone etc. is something they already for years, without realy talking about.

  3. Dear Reid Gabriella Gil,

    My name is Gidon Rogers, I am one of the founders of MyMDband and behind the crowdfunding campaign going on right now to donate them to Holocaust survivors.

    To avoid any doubt, we are a group of Israelis who invented a lifesaving medical emergency bracelet and are working together with Israel Rescue (United Hatzalah) to give them out for free to holocaust survivors here in Israel. The news item was about us receiving a size-able, solely financial donation from a German organization. They are a charity organization, they have nothing to do with the product itself, simply paying for it.

    It is our hope that this donation will draw attention and encourage others to contribute to the campaign and interest their friends and congregation in it too.

    Feel free to check out the campaign at http://www.crowdmii.com

    I would be glad to answer any remaining question or concerns you may have about the campaign.

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