Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver
Sheriff Jeff Shaver of Cherokee County talks about the Alabama Yellow Dot program and how it benefited some friends who are residents of Cherokee County.
Clanton resident Bethanie Chancellor speaks at a news conference about how the Alabama Yellow Dot program could have helped her family had it been available at the time. The footage is from a news conference from Oct. 3, 2014, when the program became available statewide.
“When I opened my eyes, there were paramedics around me”
While driving home from a funeral in March 2013, Vivian Howard, who is a diabetic, began to lose consciousness on the 12-mile drive back to her Homewood residence. She does not remember much about the drive, but she does remember waking up.
“When I opened my eyes, there were paramedics around me,” she said. “I had been steadily bumping the curb as I drove and then eventually blacked out and crashed.”
Because Howard had taken advantage of the statewide Yellow Dot program, first-responders had immediate access to her medical information helping them quickly assess her condition and initiate appropriate procedures. Howard has become an ambassador for the program, telling friends and family how important it is to sign up and how grateful she is to those who made the service available.
Jefferson County Committee for Economic Opportunity (JCCEO)
The JCCEO runs an Adult Day Health Care Center in the Wylam Community, and they have found an innovative way to use the Alabama Yellow Dot program for the people they serve. In this video, center manager Yalanda Muhammad explains how it's used and how it's helped: