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Mercy Medical Angels Helps Woman Battle Lyme

Suzanne Rhodes | 10/18/16

by Stephanie Singer, Intern, Virginia Wesleyan College Cheryl worked as a carpenter and contractor. She had an interest in sustainable building and planned to attend architecture school. A resident of beautiful Washington state, her favorite activities involved the outdoors. But one day, a tick bit her. This small parasite caused more than one large problem. […]

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A Flight to Remember

Suzanne Rhodes | 06/23/16

by Stephanie Singer, Intern, Virginia Wesleyan College In 2014, Jack was adopted from China. He was two-and-a-half years old then. Now he’s four. Few people would be able to tell at first glance, but difficulties marked his earlier years. Rough Start Jack was born with gastrointestinal issues. Doctors in China performed multiple surgeries in attempts […]

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Boy’s Brave Journey Aided by Flights

Suzanne Rhodes | 04/07/16

First it was a car accident resulting in whiplash. Then, an athletic injury to the kneecap. Those two injuries coming in close proximity in 2013 resulted in “the perfect storm” in her son Tommy’s life, according to his mother, Susan. Now 13, Tommy developed the horror of CRPS—Complex Regional Pain Syndrome—defined as “a progressive disease […]

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Sharing Patient Testimonials with the World

Suzanne Rhodes | 06/22/15

Intern, University of Virginia As a rising sophomore at the University of Virginia, I knew I wanted to have a summer full of experiences. Most importantly, I wanted those experiences to one day help me in the professional world once I graduate from college. My high school, Norfolk Academy, has a great internship liaison program, […]

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Child’s Rare Disease Binds Family

Suzanne Rhodes | 01/26/15

When Suzanne was pregnant with her second son, Jace, the ultrasound showed that he was perfectly healthy. Shortly after his birth, however, Suzanne and her husband, Danny, discovered that Jace had a very rare condition that affects only one in 400,000 children. Jace, who turned two on December 12, suffers from cloacal exstrophy, also known […]

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Rare Disease Calls for Distant Doctors

Ivey West | 11/06/14

Coping with a rare, life-threatening illness is hard enough, but when that illness is a maze of related abnormalities, the journey seems insurmountable. But Marsha L., diagnosed some 30 years ago with cerebellar vestibular disease and an array of other complications, carries on with the toughness of a soldier and the spirit of an artist. […]

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Up in the Air with a Smile

Suzanne Rhodes | 09/18/14

When nine-year-old Cassidy arrived for her Angel Flight to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, pilot John Billings was excited and waiting to greet her with a teddy bear. Although the flight was spontaneous, as she had to go for treatment unexpectedly when her blood counts were too low due to her illness, Angel Flight was […]

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‘She’s Stretched Us in Good Ways’

Suzanne Rhodes | 04/29/14

By Suzanne Rhodes Leslie” width=”300″ height=”225″ />“As soon as she was born we knew immediately that something was just not right.” The father who spoke these words is Daniel E., from Chesterfield, Virginia. The morning after Rosemary’s birth on September 7, 2009, he and his wife, Leslie, took their infant daughter to the pediatrician’s office. […]

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Angel Wheels Partners with Clinics to Provide Wheels That Heal

Suzanne Rhodes | 04/02/14

Southeastern Virginia Health System (SEVHS) in Newport News is one of eight community health centers in the greater Hampton Roads area that helps the insured, underinsured, and uninsured. They also are one of four clinics in the area that offers health treatment for the homeless, otherwise known as Health Care for the Homeless (HCH). SEVHS […]

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A Different Kind of Spring Break

Suzanne Rhodes | 02/25/14

VA 05/15/2005″ width=”300″ height=”200″ /> Spring break means good times for most college students. But for Patrick Moss and his Delta Tau Delta brothers at West Virginia University, it represents another kind of good: spreading the word about MMA’s ground transportation program, Angel Wheels. In a recent press release, Moss explains that members of Delta […]

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