Health knowledge made personal
Birthday: March 6
Height: 5’ 3”
Weight: 105 lbs.
In 2005, 28-year-old Stephanie Cion was diagnosed with a life-threatening neurological disorder and had to spend a year undergoing intensive treatments and chemotherapy. Naturally, her career in healthcare enterprise strategy was put on hold so that she could focus full-time on her health. At this juncture in her life, Stephanie was rising in the ranks as an associate at Aetna, and had well-earned experience in venture capital, medical devices, wireless and infrastructure technology.
Though Stephanie was disappointed to give up her hard-earned position at Aetna, she was not going to give in to the frustration of her illness, and decided to fight back. When her disorder threatened the feeling in her hands and other extremities, Stephanie took up knitting. This therapy soon turned into a hobby, and then a successful line of handbags called CionOriginals. As her disease receded, her business thrived.
Meanwhile, Stephanie’s oncologist instructed her to wear a medical alert bracelet because her illness was not identifiable in an emergency. Shocked at the antiquated medical jewelry offerings available and having been involved in the fashion industry, Stephanie understood the significance of stylish accessories. As someone suffering with a chronic illness, she knew the importance of having readily accessible medical information. In today’s digital age, Stephanie quickly learned that although we are able to access everything on the computer, this was not the case with personal medical information. It was then that Stephanie decided to create a solution and founded WELLalarm™.
WELLalarm, incorporated in September 2007, brings a fresh perspective to medical alert bracelets and access to health information. It is a web-based service that enables clients to securely store and manage their health records. In the event of an emergency, first responders can access life-saving information from a WELLalarm™ account - such as blood type, allergies, medications and contact information - by entering the WELL-ID code found on a wallet card, key tag, sticker, label, bracelet or necklace. WELLcharms™ and WELLtags™ is WELLalarm’s line of sophisticated, smart jewelry that allow the wearer to identify their illness or allergy. Designed for both adults and children, wearers can have the confidence that life-saving information is only moments away.
Stephanie attended The Dalton School, The George Washington University and New York University’s graduate program for Healthcare Finance and Policy. She has unparalleled expertise in the healthcare industry, and is committed to empowering consumers to take control of their health and wellness. With the launch of WELLalarm, people now have the opportunity to empower themselves against illness, embrace WELLness, and enjoy the freedom of knowing their information is there when they need it.