Angel Flight for Autistic Child
by Warren Ludlam, Contributor
The Greensboro Rotary/Angel Flight team, supported by the club’s Foundation which covers fuel used to fly its missions, continues to volunteer in helping fly at no charge cancer patients, burn survivor children, tumor patients, organ donors, transplant patients, and others dealing with serious health issues.
Recently, Eric Perdew, club member and one of our Rotary/Angel Flight volunteer pilots, flew a 12 year-old autistic patient and her dad from Winston-Salem up to Cincinnati, where she is being seen by specialists at the Shriner’s Hospital for Children. They are very grateful to Greensboro Rotary and Angel Flight for the air transportation assistance we provided at no cost – which normally would have been a difficult seven-hour drive for them.
Donations from the Greensboro Rotary Club Foundation are used by our volunteer pilot team to provide the fuel for their private planes used on Angel Flight missions, enabling them to aid people in need through our club’s support and community service. The flights by Greensboro Rotary’s pilots benefit chronically ill children, adults, and veteran military personnel by making available free air transportation to/from their specialized medical appointments and for reasons of compassion.