Greensboro Rotary/Angel Flight Team Helps Kidney Patient

by Warren Ludlam, Contributor

Kidney patient and wife, Pilot Ray Burton and son.

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 cancer patients, burn survivor children, tumor patients, organ donors, transplant patients, and others dealing with serious medical issues.

Recently, one of our Rotary/Angel Flight team pilots, Ray Burton, accompanied by his eight-year-old son, flew a patient non-stop from his home in Atlanta to Raleigh/Durham, where he is being seen for a kidney transplant at Duke University. He is very grateful to Greensboro Rotary and Angel Flight for the air transportation assistance we provided at no cost – which normally would have been a very uncomfortable six-hour drive for him.

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.