Maine Cancer Patient Supported with Free Air Transportation to Boston
We always feel blessed and overwhelmed with joy when we have the opportunity to greet first time Angel Flight NE travelers in person as they pass through the office on their way to treatment! After lots of hugs and words of gratitude, Thomas & Cyndee from Dover Foxcroft, ME were on their way to Dana Farber at Chestnut Hill to discuss treatment options with Earth Angel Volunteer Rod.
Thomas is currently battling a metastatic cancer diagnosis which is never the type of news anyone wants to hear, but we could tell the couple was delighted with their amazing volunteer pilot and flight. Cyndee had never been in a small plane before and shared that it was so exhilarating that she couldn’t wait to have the opportunity again!
Our pilots not only deeply care for our patients, but they provide a brief respite from worry with the travel portion of their trip taken care of. Volunteer Pilot, George, based at LWM, was in Bangor, ME at 7AM to meet the couple to make sure they reached their appointment on time. And for the return, Volunteer Pilot, Fred, who recently surpassed his 700th flight – flew them home.
A quick note of thanks from Tom:
We are always so grateful to our volunteer pilots for generously donating their time, fuel, planes and compassion! We are also lucky to have volunteers on the ground who ensure that ground mobility is available for our patients.
We continue to closely work with the Maine Cancer Foundation to support Maine Cancer Patients who need to travel for critical appointments. With their help, we are supporting patients who otherwise might not have the ability to get to their appointments.
As with all of our patients and their family members, Thomas and Cyndee are forever a part of our Angel Flight NE family. Mission/Flight requests – like his – 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. Thank You and God Bless You for your support and belief in our healing mission. With your help and belief in our mission, we can ensure that distance is never an obstacle for patients, like Thomas.
Fr. Larry & the AFNE Staff