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How 1st Class Medical Answered a 911 Operator's Call for Help- an Update

Posted by Lisa Burkhart on Dec 23, 2015 9:00:00 AM


Some of you may remember Larry’s story from last Christmas.  This 911 dispatcher called for help and 1st Class Medical answered.  Larry’s insurance company had given him a portable oxygen concentrator to use but then said they had sent it in error and demanded that he send it back.  Without a portable unit to use, Larry would likely have had to quit his job and, as a single dad, wasn’t sure how he would support his son.  In order for Larry to continue the important job he does, we provided him with a stationary, AirSep Visionaire to use while at work and a SeQual Eclipse to use when he was on the go. 


We periodically like to reach out to our patients for an update and sent an email to Larry a couple of weeks ago.  I don’t think I can say it any better than Larry himself, so one year later, here’s Larry’s update:

Hi and Merry Christmas to you! 

Well a lot has happened in the last 12 months and I can honestly say it has had a lot to do with the generosity of 1st Class Medical. I am still working! I have been able to keep my job and have even gotten a couple of certificates of appreciation and a 7% raise. I have attached a photo of myself with my headset on here tonight. I have also become engaged to the love of my life Eileen. We hope to get married next September 6. But the best news that I can thank 1st Class Medical for is that since I have been able to get out and about more, I have lost nearly 100 lbs!! I have dropped from a 7X shirt to a 3X and from a size 62 waist to a 52! Everyone says I look great and my A1C has come down by 2 points. I have also had to get all new clothes. I love it though.  

It is all thanks to your company's generosity for getting me my freedom back. I would love to provide a Christmas photo, but I am working so much that I haven't even thought about decorating yet.  Again THANK YOU! You have given me my life back!!

Larry L. Peel

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Here at 1st Class Medical, we couldn’t ask for a better Christmas present than that!  Happy Holidays and wishing you all a very happy and prosperous 2016.

If you would like to share your story with us, we’d love to hear it!  It can be a story about your travels with oxygen, living with an oxygen prescription, helpful tips you have for your oxygen patients, or anything you would like to share.  Click here to submit your story!

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