Angel Flight West from Parents’ Perspectives

Many Angel Flight passengers are children traveling to treatment that is not available to them locally. We’d like to share some letters that we have received from parents as a reminder of the generosity of our pilots. As one parent notes, flying in small aircraft can be a really amazing experience for both children and their parents. It also takes a huge burden off of parents seeking to give their kids access to needed medical treatment. These letters serve as a great reminder of our mission as an organization as well as exemplify how awesome our pilots truly are!

#1:

My name is Ruben. l am writing this letter to Angel flight West. My son is a frequent flyer with angel flight his name is Adriel. They have been helping us since 2006. We appreciate the time that the pilot’s and the team at Angel flight do for us. My son was diagnosed in 2005 with Muscular Dystrophy. We have been going to UCLA for his treatments.l am really grateful for the team and for the pilots that take there time to help family’s like us. Angel Flight has helped my son these last few years taking us to UCLA. In 2010 the doctor’s disabled me so it has been hard for us to travel to UCLA – I’m no longer able to drive so I depend on Angel Flight to help me take me son for treatment. My son loves the flight he gets to see the pilot that help him. I want to say thank you to all the pilots for their time to help Angel flight. And also I’m thankful for the team of Angel flight for helping us in the time of need.

 

#2:

Dear Angel Flight,

The work your organization is doing is remarkable! Thank you for your efforts to book a flight for my daughter to Baltimore so she could see a specialist at the John Hopkins Vaculitis Center. She was not receiving the care she needed here in Oregon. It was not for lack of her doctors trying – they just didn’t fully understand her rare musculitis disorder. Dr. Leo at John’s Hopkins put my daughter on an incredibly strong drug regimen of chemotherapy and immunosuppression. It has only been 3 weeks since we returned and she is already feeling and looking better than she has for over a year. We are so very blessed that your organization saw the need for patients to travel to receive the proper care. Your generosity and hard work enabled us to get the answers we were so desperately seeking. We can’t thank you enough.

Sincerely,

Karen and Alexa

 

#3:

Dear Angel Flight West,

I just wanted to write in let you know you provided me and my son Jesse a flight to Palo Alto, CA on 2/17/2012 for his Dr. apt with Rayvon. I wanted to say thank you very much it was the most beautifulest experience to see all the mountains and snow and everything. It was the best experience we ever been on. My son was truly happy and thankful. Also the pilot Rayvon was a great plot. So thank you once again and look forward to flying again in the future.
Thank you! 🙂 

Sincerely,

Misty & Jesse

 

#4:

To Don (Angel Flight West pilot)

My daughter and I wanted to take a few minutes and say thank you very much. Out of the kindness of your heart you have gone above and beyond your generosity to help us. We can’t thank you enough for what you have done. I hope some day to meet you in person so we can thank you. Thanks for making Ashley’s trip easier and making it possible for her to get her treatment. From a mother’s heart, thank you. May God bless you and your family for the wonderful things you do.

Tina & Ashley