AFNE Saves Vermont Patient 152+ Hours of Travel Time to Boston

In 2014, Terry from Vermont was diagnosed with a slowly progressing and uncommon type of blood-cell cancer that begins in the bone marrow. Treatment in her area was no longer helping, so she was referred to an oncologist in Boston to receive a stem cell transplant. Gratefully, Angel Flight NE was recommended by a close friend to support her with her travel for her transplant & follow up appointments.

Over the years, we’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Terry as she’s fought her illness. She is extremely strong & we are blessed to have crossed her path & helped her along her journey! Since 2016, we’ve saved Terry over 152 hours of travel time translating to a full week with loved ones & spending time on what she chooses.

Terry shares:
“The AFNE program has a special place in my heart. When I first heard of them…I couldn’t believe they would fly me and a caregiver, round-trip from Upstate Vermont to Boston, when I needed them (for FREE) from these wonderful giving people.

By 2017 my diagnosis had changed and the medications no longer worked a (SCT) Stem Cell Transplant was needed. This changed everything. My visits were then increased to every 3 weeks for quite sometime.

I always try to keep in mind when I notify the office, That I am respectful of the generosity from the pilot’s, the office staffing, and the Ground Angels. These people are the backbone and the fundamentals of…AFNE! Thank you AFNE.”   

Blessings ~ Terry H.

Since her first call, Angel Flight NE has coordinated 76 missions, including 1 ride with Kenny from McGovern Ford of Lowell, 2 rides through Alexion Charitable Foundation & 2 trips with Cape Air for Terry.

Mission/Flight requests – like Terry’s – happen daily and we are privileged to have the opportunity to not only fly but deeply care for all who turn to us for help at difficult times in their lives. As with all of our patients, we are here for Terry for as long and as often as she needs our help and to ensure the best possible outcome. 

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