Cape Air & AFNE Supports Martha’s Vineyard Family

Welcome to this Week’s Edition of Thankful Thursday!

We’d like to share with you the impact our service has on so many families – not just with travel but support before, during & after their first phone call. We received a call early on a Saturday a couple weeks ago from a mother desperate to spend time with her daughter in the hospital, she shared the below after returning home from a round-trip flight on Cape Air who graciously answered our request for help immediately.

Hello Everyone,

Sorry for not getting back to you sooner. It’s been quite hectic since I spoke to you.

Jillian was transported to the island Sunday by ambulance. She is now home with 24-hour care between staff, my husband and myself. Jillian is blind with Cerebral Palsy and confined to a wheelchair requiring 24 hour one on one care.

Her recent surgery for a fractured femur was successful. The doctor was able to modify a small titanium arm bone that would fit her leg ! We now pray that in 2 weeks from now, being confined to bed 24/7, we will have an X-ray that will show great progress!

Back in 2013, we utilized Angel Flight NE’s free air transportation services to travel 3 times to and from Boston. We had been at Boston Children’s Hospital for 3 months. Jillian suffered a left femur fracture that was inoperable. She was placed in traction for 6 months and another month at the Vineyard Hospital. She has only known love and exudes love, happiness and joy! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Thank you again for making it possible for me to travel quickly and be by Jillian’s side at Brigham and Women’s Hospital on Saturday. It enabled me to give my husband a respite and we both were able to meet with orthopedic team to make a discharge plan.

Having Cape Air and Angel Flight NE there for us was a God send as neither one of us was fit to drive from shear exhaustion.

Thank you one and all for all you do ❤️❤️❤️❤️

We appreciate all your efforts.



All of our corporate sponsors are absolutely amazing including our commercial aviation partners – Cape Air & JetBlue. They not only generously donate unlimited seats on their aircraft but embrace our patients and families with love and support. 

Thank You and God Bless You for your support and belief in our healing mission. With your help and belief in our mission, we are making the impossible, possible for families and patients, like Jillian.

Warmest regards,

Fr. Larry & the AFNE Staff

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