Eye Cancer Patient on Angel Flight

by Warren Ludlam, Contributor

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

Recently, Ray Burton, one of our club’s team pilots, flew a patient in his plane from Burlington to Philadelphia for follow up treatment in a clinical trial in which she is participating. She has ocular melanoma and is being seen by a renowned eye specialist who is trying to save her vision. She is very grateful to Greensboro Rotary and Angel Flight for the transportation assistance we provided for her 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.