Journalists, event organizers, book clubs and more can contact me for details on my book, One Life Lost, Millions Gained, and the story of how this phenomenal journey into aeromedicine began. Every once in a while, an idea sparks global change. In the case of my startup, travelers are safer and lives have been saved — due to the power of the stubborn word “yes.” My book is a testament in overcoming the “impossible”… to launch the possible. I’m excited to share the never-before-told backstories and inspire others to reach and exceed their goals.
ONE LIFE LOST, MILLIONS GAINED, A NEW AUTOBIOGRAPHY BY JOAN SULLIVAN GARRETT, FOUNDER AND CHAIRMAN OF MEDAIRE, IS AVAILABLE ON AMAZON
Phoenix — September 29, 2021: MedAire founder and chairman, Joan Sullivan Garrett, announces the publication of her highly anticipated book, One Life Lost, Millions Gained, available on Amazon. The book’s foreword is written by none other than Barbara Barrett, 25th United States Secretary of the Air Force, comprising the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force.
“Like Joan, I encourage young people to pursue their dreams and consider lives of service. One Life Lost, Millions Gained inspires me and will surely inspire future generations of business and medical professionals,” says Barbara Barrett.
If you haven’t heard of Joan, you are in for a ride! As a flight nurse, all she ever wanted to do is save lives. In 1984, the loss of a young patient in the mountains of Arizona compelled her to pioneer global telemedicine. Her book is dedicated to this little boy, Ralphie, whose passing sparked a revolution in remote travel medicine.
As an unlikely CEO, Joan found a way to connect ground-based emergency physicians to flight crews from anywhere in the world in real time, whether 36,000 feet in the air or in the middle of an ocean. This became safety net for travelers during medical emergencies. Thousands of lives have been saved and millions are safer on air, land and sea because Joan made the jump into the unknown and built a company from the ground up — a rare startup for a female in the male-dominated industries of the 1980s.