Greensboro Rotary’s Angel Flight Team Flies Victory Junction Camper
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, and others dealing with serious medical issues. And with the summer season here, we have begun flying campers with special medical problems into Greensboro for their nearby Victory Junction free sessions.
Recently, one of our team pilots and private plane owner Jon Wells volunteered to fly Kelvin (front left), a teen from Elizabeth City with sickle cell anemia, to Greensboro to attend the Petty family’s Victory Junction camp. He came to spend a week of fun for young patients with difficult medical issues. His family was very grateful to the Greensboro Rotary Club and Angel Flight for the free air transportation we provided, as the drive from the North Carolina coast is extremely exhausting for someone sick.
Donations by the Greensboro Rotary Club Foundation are used by our volunteer pilot team to provide the fuel for their 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 complimentary air transportation to/from their specialized medical appointments and for reasons of compassion.