Great ideas come from individuals who have a desire to make improvement to the status quo. Ed Beaulieu of Middleboro, MA founded Project Lifesaver to save lives.
Project Lifesaver is a small non-profit that provides GPS bracelets for Alzhiemers patients that can wander away from their homes and get
injured. Ed's efforts saves lives.
Bravo Zulu to Ed for making a difference.
GPS device helps locate Middleboro woman
By Alice Elwell
Posted Oct 07, 2011
MIDDLEBORO — Project Life Saver’s GPS system was instrumental in locating an elderly woman who wandered from her home early Friday morning.
Police Chief Bruce D. Gates said the woman was reported missing from her Rocky Meadow Street home at 3 a.m.
Sgt. Joseph M. Perkins scrambled the State Police air wing and called in officer Jerry J. Donahue and his dog, Caro, while officers Mark E. Meaney, Richard Harvey and Nathan J. Ferbert began searching.
Gates said Project Lifesaver activated a tracking device the woman was wearing on a bracelet and within 90 minutes she was found a few houses away, sitting in a neighbor’s van in her nightgown and shivering, Gates said.
Gates said an ambulance took her to Jordan Hospital in Plymouth to be checked.
Project Life Saver was donated to the town by the Future of Middleboro Trust.
Gates said several residents wear the bracelets for emergency situations. Gates said Ed Beaulieu, a trustee, raised the money by selling a 500-piece jigsaw puzzle of the Town Hall.
“It worked great and did what it was designed to do,” Gates said of the bracelet.