Greensboro Rotary’s Angel Flight Team Flies Gastric Patient Home
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 flying cancer patients, burn survivor children, tumor patients, organ donors, transplant patients, Victory Junction campers, and others dealing with serious health issues.
Recently, club member and team pilot Eric Perdew volunteered to fly a patient home to Alabama, following her treatment by specialists in Richmond, VA, for Gastroparesis, a severe disorder of the intestinal tract. She was very grateful to Eric, the Greensboro Rotary Club, and Angel Flight for the free air transportation we provided, as the long drive from Virginia to Alabama is extremely exhausting and uncomfortable for someone with her illness.
Donations by the Greensboro Rotary Club Foundation are used by our team of volunteer pilots to provide the fuel for their private planes 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 air transportation to/from their specialized medical appointments and for reasons of compassion.