When Teagan's Parents needed to travel to California, Angel Flight Northeast got them there!
Meet Teagan ~ One of Our Patients
Distance should never be a barrier to getting the healthcare you or your family need to survive!
Colleen & Michael anxiously arrived at their ultrasound to meet their unborn child. A joyous event that is typically filled 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 in California. After multiple long-distance consultations, it was determined the couple would need to travel to travel from New York to California to await the arrival of their child so specialty 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, Angel Flight coordinated free air transportation for the expectant parents from New York to California so proper medical resources were available when their unborn child arrived.
Within weeks of her birth, Teagan endured open heart surgery to repair the defects in her heart. She has already endured more than most will in a life-time. She has had additional procedures over the past year and could possible face more procedures and follow-up in the years to come.
This is just one story of thousands where Angel Flight NE has helped a patient get the medical care they need to survive.
Hear first hand from Teagan's parents and how Angel Flight NE has helped them.