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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.

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.

Patrick Andrews

He was a military man with some rank, but not much.  I had met him on a few occasions—those casual in-the-office types of introductions.  Then, the unthinkable happened to his family.  Their little five year old daughter was fighting a losing battle with one of those cancers that is devastating to all who are...

Pilot Tom Goodson

Tom Goodson not only flew his first Angel Flight recently, but he was also featured in an article by an online news journal.   Goodson learned about Angel Flight at a meeting for Cirrus pilots, where he met Angel Flight pilot and board member Dianna Stanger.  He signed up and we are happy to see him helping patients in...

Angels in Flight

The "West University Buzz" published an article in April about pilots helping patients in need, and how much the pilots mean to the patients and their family members.  Marc Walsh, an Angel Flight pilot since 1995, is featured in this article.  Since he started volunteering for the organization, Marc has flown over 150...