When your 72-year-old husband learns he has stage 4 cancer and you have to travel nearly 900 miles for treatment, there are many emotional and logistical hurdles suddenly in your path. Anne Gonzales had at least one of those hurdles removed when she found Angel Flight.
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Jimmy Durham lost his wife, Michele, to breast cancer 14 years ago. While she was in treatment, Angel Flight South Central provided free flights to the entire family back and forth to Houston for her treatment. Jimmy Durham has never forgotten that gift of togetherness. Each year, as head coach of the New Mexico Junior College men's baseball team, he hosts a fundraiser to support AFSC. This year's event features an online auction of some highly valued sports memorabilia.
21-year-old Paulo Claudio learned that he has a rare cancer not long before he was to graduate with a Professional Pilot's degree from Oklahoma State. As he has traveled back and forth to treatment with Angel Flight South Central, he has found an unexpected silver lining: he gets to meet fellow pilots and try flying their planes.
Jessica Weller spent a good portion of her teen years battling cancer. During that time, Angel Flight South Central helped her travel back and forth to Houston for treatment. She has been cancer-free for seven years and just became an RN.
Angel Flight South Central was the saving grace one cancer patient needed to accept a spot in a potentially life-saving clinical research trial.
CBS-4 News travels with Veronica Bishop as Angel Flight South Central volunteer pilot Ernesto Lugo flies her to her treatment for stage 4 metastatic breast cancer. Every day, AFSC provides free flights for people with medical and humanitarian needs.
A single mom with a rare skin disorder is able to get to life-saving treatment thanks to Angel Flight South Central. While she is undergoing treatment, AFSC is bringing her eight-year-old daughter to visit her from several states away.
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...
Passenger Kathy Robinson has traveled repeatedly with Angel Flight South Central to receive medical treatment at MD Anderson and Shannon Medical Center. After being turned down for a transplant at numerous hospitals, she has recently been approved for a liver transplant at Indiana University Health Hospital. To read more about her...
AFSC is a non-profit organization comprised of volunteer pilots who provide free flights for people in need of medical care and other humanitarian purposes. This video captures the amazing story of volunteer pilots and the passengers they help. It's a story of hope, generosity, and compassion that touches the lives of...