Cancer Patients Get Greensboro Rotary’s Unique Assistance
By Warren Ludlam, Contributor
Greensboro Rotary’s support of the club’s Angel Flight/Airlift Hope fuel fund program continues to play an important role in helping breast cancer patients, burn survivor children, tumor patients, face transplant patients, and others in need. Recently, club member and Angel Flight/Airlift Hope pilot Eric Perdew, accompanied by club member Randy White, flew a gastroparesis patient from Alabama going to Norfolk, VA, for treatment. Another of the club’s Angel Flight/Airlift Hope pilots, Jon Wells, flew a military veteran home to Atlanta who is struggling with brain cancer.
Donations by the Greensboro Rotary Club Foundation to the fuel fund are used by Eric and Jon to pay for the fuel in their planes on Angel Flight/Airlift Hope missions, enabling them to offer aid to more people through our community service. The flights by our club’s team benefit chronically-ill children, adults, and active and veteran military personnel in providing free air transportation to their specialized medical treatments and for reasons of compassion.