Angel Flight NE - Partners for Life Program
Angel Flight NE's
Partners for Life Program
Entering our 17th year of service, Angel Flight Northeast needs your support so we can continue to provide free flights for children and adults who need to travel to access specialized and life-saving medical care. By adopting one or more Angel Flights with a donation of $300 per flight, you'll be helping us to ensure Angel Flight NE is there as long and as often our patients and families need us.
Most recently, we assisted a couple from New York by arranging transportation to California so their unborn child could receive life-saving medical care at birth. Here’s their story:
In November 2011, Colleen & Michael anxiously arrived at their ultrasound to meet their unborn child. A joyous event that is typicallyfilled with happiness became one of uncertainty and despair. The ultrasound revealed their unborn child had a rare congenital heart condition involving four defects of the heart referred to as “Tetrology of Fallot”. Recommending they seek further consultation immediately, the couple turned to various teams of physicians receiving multiple options for the couple to consider. Colleen found an online support group where another parent recommended a renowned specialist at Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital in Stanford, CA. After multiple long-distance consultations, it was determined the couple would need to travel to CA to await the arrival of their child so that specialized medical care was immediately available to the baby at birth. But how would they get there?
After exploring various travel solutions, it became apparent the arrangements would be costly. Hearing the family’s situation, someone recommended Angel Flight NE. Immediately following the family’s first call, AFNE coordinated free air transportation for the expectant parents to California on Jet Blue Airways so proper medical resources were available when their unborn child arrived. Born in mid March, Teagan has already endured more than most will in a life-time. Additional procedures are scheduled for her in June with more anticipated in the years to come. Angel Flight NE will be there for her and young parents as long as they need us.
Thank you so much in advance for supporting our Partners for Life Program. Together, we can make a profound difference in the lives of many thousands of people who turn to us for our help; bringing so much
healing and hope to their lives. Please donate today!