Greensboro Rotary’s Angel Flight Team Flies Infant Tumor Patient

Contributed by Warren Ludlam

Greensboro Rotary’s Angel Flight team has returned to the air following being unable to fly since earlier in the year due to COVID-19. Supported by the club’s Foundation which covers the fuel used to fly its missions, our pilots volunteer in helping fly cancer patients, burn survivor children, kidney patients, organ donors, transplant recipients, and others dealing with chronic health issues at no charge.

Recently, we formed a support relationship with the Children’s Cancer Partners of the Carolinas in Spartanburg, SC, offering to fly their pediatric patients to oncology treatment centers. Last week, one of our team’s pilots, Ray Burton, flew a one-year-old infant with a brain tumor and his mom in his plane from Laurinburg to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. The little boy is beginning treatment by cancer specialists there to save his life.

Donations to the team’s fuel fund by the Greensboro Rotary Club Foundation are utilized to fly our volunteer Angel Flight missions. The flights benefit chronically-ill children, adults, and active military veterans by providing free air transportation to their specialized medical treatments and for reasons of compassion.  Our team’s pilots offer their time and aircraft to assist those in need at no charge.