Wednesday, August 13, 2008
I know I have the 'reputation' of insightful blogs( So I have been told) but today I would like to deviate a little to focus on another matter.
I do not know how many of you are familiar with Angel Flight. Angel Flight is the name used by a number of groups whose members provide free transportation for needy patients and perform other missions of community service.
Angel Flight missions are made possible by pilots who volunteer their time, their skills, and the funds required for aircraft operating expenses. Many pilots provide Angel Flights in their own personal aircraft, although some do so using rented aircraft. Pilots must usually meet certain minimum flight experience requirements before they are allowed to command an Angel Flight mission. They also receive training on the special procedures required for Angel Flight.
I have added a link to this blog so you can see why I have taken the time to write this:
My experience with Angel Flight was in 1994 when my son Joshua and I were in Iowa where Josh was given a bone marrow transplant. His cancer returned and Josh was then given a white cell transplant, a living tissue transplant and one of the first performed in the United States. On December 3rd, the social worker called Angel Flight and they were ready to go in 20 minutes and had all the flight itinerary set! They flew Josh and I to Valparaisso Indiana where we switched planes and flew into New York via Canada. In the matter of hours these people took us from Iowa City, Iowa to Syracuse New York!! Their payment . . . they wanted a hug from Joshua!
So, maybe during the day today, you/we could stop and pause, pray, praise, or just a moment of silence and think of those that gave so much for others and asked for nothing in return! Their reputation speaks volumes for itself.
Angel Flight 1-5 Delta . Soar!