Our Member Stories

AUGUST 2021

Chadelle – Regaining control and improving wellbeing

“My sickle cell journey has been extremely tough and it is only recently I’ve been able to manage my pain and control it without hospital admissions. With my ScanWatch, I’m able to monitor my sleep patterns, heart rate, ECG, etc.

This gives me peace of mind as a young single mum of two I’m able to predict when I may become unwell.
Before tracking my health with Eleven I was unaware of how much I lack sleep, I then noticed this is why I’m fatigued a majority of the day. Now I ensure that I encourage myself to get enough sleep to keep my mind and my body healthy. Doing this reduces the likelihood of me getting a crisis.

I love how I am able to access my hospital records. It makes me feel like I have some sort of control over my health. Having Sickle Cell sometimes I feel like I’m not in control.
Feelings of wellbeing are fundamental to the overall health of an individual, enabling them to successfully overcome difficulties and achieve what they want out of life. Wellbeing to me means being comfortable within your own skin, loving who you are and who God made you to be, being happy, and putting yourself first.”

Esther – Putting our health in our hands

“I’ve been monitoring my sleep a lot more recently since I’ve been having more frequent flareups with my Sickle Cell. I will just leave my ScanWatch on to sleep and it will measure my heart rate, log if I get any disturbances and track how deep my sleep is. I think it’s super useful because my sleep recently has been atrocious but now I can see what exactly is wrong with my sleep.

I also really like the fact that I can do an ECG so easily. Before I would have to go to my hospital to do an ECG but now I can do it in like 30 seconds, I think that’s really cool.

I love the fact that it puts everything in a PDF for you so that you can review it with your doctor and you can have a look at your overall health throughout the month or week and see what you need to work on, or anything that might be alarming.”

“It really helps you put your own health in your hands which I really really love.”

Ezekiel – Owning our health

“After hearing about Eleven Health and their mission, I thought it was a great initiative so I decided to participate. My whole journey from signing up to receiving the watch has been fantastic. I’ve found it extremely useful to see all my health information in one place.

I think it’s a great idea for Sickle patients to be able to track and monitor our own health on a real-time basis between appointments. Especially for myself as I have a terrible memory, so it makes data easier and more efficient to relay.”
Ezekiel uses the Eleven Health platform and the Withings ScanWatch to track and monitor everything from sleep habits to irregular heartbeats and blood oxygen levels.

Being able to keep track of these throughout daily life helps our users feel more in control of their own health. Our goal is to put patient health in their hands, which is why we provide a free ScanWatch to every Eleven user.

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