August 1, 2017 > High school senior helps in eldersÕ emergencies
High school senior helps in eldersÕ emergencies
Submitted By Sriya Kudaravalli
Sriya KudaravalliÕs grandfather recently suffered a heart attack. When paramedics arrived, KudaravalliÕs grandmother, who doesnÕt speak English, couldnÕt give paramedics vital information about the grandfatherÕs health history.
Concerned that other senior citizens might face similar circumstances, Kudaravalli, a senior at St. Francis High School, started a nonprofit organization called VialofLife4All. The organization provides forms to senior citizens to be filled out with important medical information (such as allergies, blood type, current medications) and stored in a Vial of Life bag. The Vial of Life unit is then placed where paramedics or first responders will find it in an emergency.
Kudaravalli has helped around four hundred senior citizens in Newark, Hayward, Oakland, San Ramon, Dublin, and Sunnyvale. She will be at the Fremont Senior Center on Thursday, August 3, and in the Ruggieri (Union City) Senior Center on Wednesday, August 16. For more information, contact Sriya at firstname.lastname@example.org
Vial of Life events
Thursday, Aug 3
11 a.m. Ð 12 p.m.
Fremont Senior Center
40086 Paseo Padre Pkwy, Fremont
Wednesday, Aug 16
Call for time
Ruggieri Senior Center
33997 Alvarado-Niles Rd, Union City