District Governor Lloyd Navarro Joins Angel Flight for 14-Year Old Patient

by Warren Ludlam, Contributor

Patient and “Co-Pilot”

The Greensboro Rotary Angel Flight team, supported by the club’s Foundation which covers fuel used to fly our missions, continues to volunteer in helping fly cancer patients, burn survivor children, tumor patients, organ donors, transplant patients, and others dealing with serious medical issues.

Recently, club member and volunteer Angel Flight pilot Eric Perdew, accompanied by Rotary District 7690 Governor Lloyd Navarro, flew a 14 year-old patient and her dad from Greensboro to Greenville, SC, where she is being fitted with a new prosthetic hand at the Shriner’s Hospital for Children. Born without a right hand, she is the star baseball pitcher for a national all-girls traveling team with physical disabilities that frequently beats boys teams around the country. Her family is very grateful to Greensboro Rotary and Angel Flight for the round trip air transportation assistance we provided at no cost.

Donations by 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 active and veteran military personnel by making available free air transportation to/from their specialized medical appointments and for reasons of compassion.

DG Lloyd Navarro, Pilot Eric Perdew, Patient, and Patient’s Father