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High School Offers ID Tags to Public

High School Offers ID Tags to Public

Posted - Feb. 27, 2003 at 4:02 p.m.



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News Specialist Carole Mikita Reporting Some Timpview High School students have created a community service project that is also their way of welcoming a favorite teacher back to work.

Seven months ago, that teacher was involved a serious accident and for hours, no one knew who she was.

**To Order ID Tags:** Call Johanna Nummela at 223-9399 or email [AnnDeckerID@hotmail.com](mailto:anndeckerid@hotmail.com) *(tags are available till Midnight Friday)*

Ann Decker is once again surrounded by students and fellow faculty members. She's a career counselor and helps the kids find internships and work, definitely a favorite at Timpview. Last August, she was jogging alone in the morning on this street in Orem. She was hit by a landscaping trailer and was so severely injured that for six hours the hospital labeled her as 'Jane Doe'.

Ann Decker/ Timpview H.S. work-based learning coordinator"I HAVE NO MEMORY OF THE DAY I WAS HIT AND THE TWO WEEKS I WAS IN THE SALT LAKE HOSPITAL... "

Fortunately she was wearing a Timpview T-shirt and co-workers helped identify her.

Now her students have come up with a service project, ID tags, to make sure that doesn't happen to anyone else.

Ann Decker" YOU NEED THAT IDENTIFICATION BECAUSE SO MANY PEOPLE GO OUT AND RUN AND DON'T TAKE ANYTHING WITH THEM AND THEY'RE FURTHER AWAY FROM THEIR HOME THAN I WAS..."

The students ordered the little metal plates from an Orem company and are selling them. They are regular Army dog tags...

Stephen Wilkinson/ student health organization "SO, IF YOU GET HIT... MEDICAL STAFF CAN JUST LOOK AT IT REALLY QUICK TO GET YOUR NAME, YOUR NUMBER... YOU CAN PUT A FAMILY PHONE NUMBER ON THERE, SO YOUR FAMILY CAN FIND OUT WHERE YOU ARE...AND HOPEFULLY, IT'LL BE REALLY HELPFUL..."

Athena DeBry/ I.D. tag service project"I WAS ABLE TO TALK TO SOME OF THE PEOPLE ON THE PHONE... THEY SAID THAT THEY WERE TELLING ALL THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS ABOUT IT AND THEY'RE BUYING THEIR DAUGHTER ONE, THEIR SON ONE... IT'S DEFINITELY HAD HUGE LOCAL SUPPORT, DEFINITELY..."

Ann Decker still struggles with double vision, weakness in her neck and partial paralysis in her right arm. Her doctors say she'll need another year of recovery before she can run again but when she does, she too, will be wearing a Timpview ID tag on her shoe.

The ID tags will be available through Friday at midnight. The cost is 2 dollars.

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