What a fun morning I had with Anne Quiello and the Turknett Group’s Women in Leadership podcast in October 2021. I can’t help but get emotional when I talk about the inspiration behind MedAire. The passing of a young boy in the San Tan Mountains of Arizona after a devastating rollover accident was the impetus for my startup — the world’s first global emergency response center.

I was the flight nurse dispatched to the scene and felt frustrated that I could not save the eight year old. The field of remote emergency medicine had to improve… and it did in 1987 with the launch of MedLink. My autobiography is dedicated to this incredibly brave child whose death was not in vain.

I hope you are moved by the video below as I retell the backstory.




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