Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Never Fear, Your Smartphone Is Here!

I know, I know - I talk a lot about my phone - I'm mean it's borderline obsessive, but when I was given the opportunity to talk about how my cellphone has helped me out in a tight situation, I couldn't help but share with you my most recent scare with my mother.

Just a few months ago, I received a call from my brother that no family member wants to get. He said to call 911 because my mother was having sharp pains and couldn't breathe. She was alone at work and he was rushing over there to try to help her. In a panic I called 911 and waited to hear news. When the call finally came he informed me that she was taken to the hospital by ambulance and they would be keeping her there for observation.

As quickly as I could grab my things, I rushed out the door, pulled my daughter out of school and headed to the hospital. The only problem is that I had no idea where I was headed! She was unfortunately taken to a hospital that was across town and a good 45mins from where I was. I was unfamiliar with the area and had no idea how to get there, so I turned on the navigation feature on my phone and relied on it to get me there.

It ended up giving me step by step instructions on how to get there in a moment's notice - which quite frankly was a Godsend. I could have never gotten there so quickly if it weren't for my phone.

Thankfully, it was nothing life threatening and  my mother was released from the hospital later that day to treat her kidney stones. I've never had that type of scare in my life, nor do I ever want to again! But I guess if something should come up then I can rest assure that my trusty smartphone will be there!

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