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Kathy Robinson’s Liver Transplant

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 Video

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...

Craig Strikmiller

By God’s design, October 23, 2009 changed everything in my life. It was the day I was told I had Multiple Myeloma. Pain in my left calf prompted my chiropractor to suggest an MRI. The MRI revealed several spots of cancer in my back with a resulting pathologic fracture of my L4 vertebra.  My wife Patty and I were both born and...

Alina Tanner

Seven years ago, Alina Tanner was diagnosed with a very rare and aggressive Stage II bile duct cancer.  The survival rate for this form of cancer is usually no longer than 2-6 months.  Since that time, she has undergone 170 chemotherapy treatments, infusions, 3 ablations, operations, proton therapy, and 2 medical trials. ...

Sidnie Thompson

At 10 weeks old, Sidnie was diagnosed with Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis and she was given a 20% chance of survival.  She needed to travel from northern Arkansas to Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, TX about once a month.  She was too sick to travel commercially or ride in a car for 8 hours.  Volunteer pilots...

Gus Elsener Brings Out the Best in AFSC

Gus Elsener was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in February, 2010.  After consulting with physicians in his home state of Kansas, he determined that his best hope for effective treatment lay in Houston’s MD Anderson Cancer Center over 700 miles to the south.  The prospect of making the 26 hour round trip by car once a...