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Glamming Up Medical Bracelets
A Latina from Miami launched MediRocks, which is trying to make staid medical bracelets more fashionable.
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Traditional medical alert bracelets are metal and have a medical symbol on the front. Miami resident Aliette Vazquez is trying to shake things up with a fashionable line called MediRocks.
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People who might be prone to having a condition where they might be unable to speak but would need medical assistance are usually encouraged to wear medical bracelets to ensure they can receive proper care when needed.
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Aliette Vazquez, best known as the former fiance of Brazilian race car driver Hélio Castroneves, was asked to wear a medical alert bracelet after learning she had epilepsy.

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Though her doctor advised her to wear one, for years she refused. Ultimately, she bought a pink and purple kid’s medical bracelet as a compromise.

(Courtesy of MediRocks.)

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“(The bracelet) has a lot to do with attitude and the way you see things,” Vasquez said. “I think it affects how everybody sees you.”

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Vazquez said she plans to offer different styles each season, following a calendar similar to what you’d see in the fashion world. Her fall line would be softer looking.
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In fashionable South Florida, Vasquez didn’t want to be literally wearing her medical condition on her sleeve. 

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“If you’re wearing something you’re not embarrassed about, it brings a positive spin to your condition,” Vasquez said.

Glamming Up Medical Bracelets

A Latina from Miami launched MediRocks, which is trying to make staid medical bracelets more fashionable.

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