Angel Flight Team Flies Cancer and Lung Transplant Patients
Contributed by Warren Ludlam
The Greensboro Rotary Club’s Angel Flight team continues working to help those in need with its free air transportation to special medical appointments. Our pilots volunteer to fly cancer patients, transplant recipients, kidney patients, organ donors, burn survivor children, and others dealing with chronic health issues at no charge.
Recently, using his plane team pilot James Ray helped fly Charlotte cancer patient, Amita, home who is being treated at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. Additionally, two other of our team’s pilots, Jon Wells and Ashley Hayes, again flew Candy, a double lung transplant patient, from her home in Shelby to Duke University Hospital in Durham for her ongoing checkups and treatment by pulmonary and lung specialists. Both patients expressed their sincere appreciation for the pro bono assistance provided to them by the Greensboro Rotary Club and Angel Flight.
Our team’s fuel is funded by the Greensboro Rotary Club Foundation, enabling us to fly volunteer Angel Flight missions. The flights benefit chronically-ill children, adults, and military veterans by providing free air transportation to and from their special medical treatments and for reasons of compassion – plus in support during natural disasters. Our pilots donate their time and aircraft to assist those in need at no cost on an unlimited basis. Club members are encouraged to direct referrals requesting assistance to team manager Warren Ludlam at firstname.lastname@example.org.