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"Project Lifesaver" protects those with mental issues

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March 26, 2008

Natalie Shepherd, WFLA

Holiday, FL -   Monica Bice worries about her four-year-old daughter, Jade. She's concerned about her mental development and her health.

Doctors diagnosed Jade with autism when she was just 22-months old. Like lots of kids Jade is very active, but Bice isn't worried she'll get lost.

Jade wears a GPS bracelet around her ankle. It's a program called "Project Lifesaver." If Jade was missing, Bice says law enforcement could find her within minutes. All they have to do is use the number from her device.

"They have an average rescue time of less than 30 minutes and a 100% recovery rate," Bice said.

Bice paid $300 for the bracelet. She pays another $100 a year for the service.

She says the peace of mind is priceless. "You can't put that into words, you can't out a price tag on that," Bice said.

She says it's an added protection for those who can't always protect themselves.