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Angel Flight South Central Newsletter Archive

What's happening at Angel Flight South Central? Read through articles about patients, pilots, upcoming events, and things we are doing throughout the year. Do you have a story or a picture to share? We'd be happy to include them in our next newsletter! If you are interested in joining our mailing list, please send us...

Vote for our 2018 Endeavor Award finalist!

Melvin Jenschke has flown more than 1,200 hours and spent nearly $1 million of his own money to fly relief missions for Angel Flight South Central. He is now a finalist for a 2018 Endeavor Award. If he wins, AFSC will receive a $15,000 grant.

Eileen Isola

When Eileen Isola flew her first mission for Angel Flight South Central in November, the experience came packed with meaning. Her primary passenger, 7-year-old Susana, has been living with leukemia for five years, but her intelligence and spark still shine through her, just as they do in her mother, also named Susana. But the importance of this trip to Eileen went beyond the reward of helping people in need of care. This mission was Eileen's first solo flight in decades, and represented an important personal challenge she made to herself during her ongoing recovery from her breast cancer treatment.

Faith and care aid AFSC passenger’s recovery

Mary Herndon wasn't overly concerned when she first started experiencing minor visual disturbances last spring. She wasn't in any pain and felt perfectly normal in every other way. But she decided to play it safe and had her doctor check things out. Unfortunately, her MRI revealed a large tumor on her brain stem. Mary knew that...

Angel Flight South Central pilots stretch their wings during Hurricane Harvey

It was late afternoon, and Carolyn Brown looked over at her 82-year-old husband, Philip. It worried her terribly to see him lying precariously on the bleachers of the elementary school gym, his head propped on a waterlogged duffel bag. This was no place to sleep for a man with a heart condition who had just visited MD Anderson for cancer treatment. But Hurricane Harvey had flooded them out of their home in Orange, Texas, and this was their only option for the night. They hadn’t eaten for two days, but Carolyn’s gravest concern was her husband’s sleeping situation. “I’m not sure he would have made it through the night in that shelter,” she says. That’s when she learned that help was on the way. Angel Flight South Central was flying water and food into Orange – about 80 miles east of Houston on the Louisiana border – because all the roads were closed due to flooding.

New Executive Director for Angel Flight South Central

We would like to welcome the new Executive Director for Angel Flight South Central, Todd Quesnel. Todd Quesnel’s love for aviation began long before he can remember.  His father was a pilot, and Todd would accompany him to the airport to watch the planes, secretly wishing he was in one.  At the age of 16, Todd officially...

Angel Flight and CASA

A CASA volunteer shares her experience with an Angel Flight trip to visit her child.  Volunteer pilots helping volunteer advocates! To read the story featured in Living Magazine, click HERE.  

Dianna Stanger Endeavor Award

Angel Flight South Central's Board Chairperson, Dianna Stanger is being recognized for her philanthropic commitment and volunteerism.  She will be awarded the Endeavor Award for leadership and service in Public Benefit Flying at this year's event, which will be held in May. To read more about her story, click HERE.