One Year Old travels from VT to FL for Specialized Care with AFNE’s Support
Welcome to this Week’s Edition of Thankful Thursday!
It’s that time of year when your inbox is full of sales and discount codes from numerous newsletter subscriptions and brands. This is not one of them! Instead, we want to wish you some well deserved time-off to indulge in the festive spirit by reading about a beautiful young boy from Danville, VT.
Adorable 1 year old Heath suffers from an extremely rare condition that causes a wide range of physical symptoms, learning difficulties and behavioral challenges usually noticed shortly after birth. Heath and his parents are required to travel to University of Florida Health Medical Plaza multiple times per year for specialized treatment and we were able to support the family with flights with the amazing support of JetBlue and The Alexion Charitable Foundation so they could focus on his treatment. And Hasbro’s Aviation Mr. Potato Head went along on the trip also to support Heath during his journey.
His mother shared a lovely note along with the photos above:
We just wanted to reach out and thank you and Angel Flight again for making our trip to Heath’s specialist appointment less stressful.
Danielle, Craig & Heath Morris
Heath will need continued support as he travels for future appointments, and we have assured his family that Angel Flight NE will be here to assist them for as long and as often as they need our help. This is just one example of how our mission with the support of our amazing volunteer pilots and corporate partners, along with you, is making a difference in the lives of our patients and their families. We are truly blessed!
All of our corporate sponsors are absolutely amazing including our commercial aviation partners – JetBlue and Cape Air. They not only generously donate unlimited seats on their aircraft but embrace our patients and families with love and support. We’re also able to send along a little extra joy with the help of Hasbro! They support Angel Flight NE’s mission not only with life-saving grants but also with unlimited toys to provide to the children we fly including Mr. Aviation Potato Head.
Please keep beautiful Heath and his family in your prayers. As with all our patients, they will forever be a part of the Angel Flight NE family. Mission/Flight requests – like his – are requested daily and we are blessed to be here for them.
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 Heath, to access the specialized medical care he needs.
Fr. Larry & the AFNE Staff