Watch this deeply moving Today Show segment with Katie Couric as she meets an Angel Flight pilot and passengers—a teenaged boy afflicted with an inoperable brain tumor and his tender-hearted father. NBC’s Today selected Angel Flight for a special “Who We Admire” series. Volunteer pilot Richard Love transported 14-year-old Mitchell and his father, Jack, to […]
Planning a much deserved vacation? I encourage you to consider Travelers Insurance. We receive calls routinely from family members inquiring about medical transportation for a loved one who became ill during a trip. Unfortunately, medical insurance typically does not cover medical transportation to get your loved one back home. Add this to your checklist when […]
Mercy Medical Angels is 25 years old, cause for celebrating the tens of thousands of patients who have benefited from charitable medical flights throughout the years. To recognize the many dedicated individuals who have contributed to the growth and development of our charitable services, MMA hosted a banquet on May 9 in Gainesville, Virginia, at […]
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Mission Coordinators in the Commercial Airline department coordinated the 1, 000th Special Lift mission for FY 2009 today. Our Special Lift Program coordinates flights, free of charge, for needy patients traveling to clinical trials throughout the United States.
Ashley and Amber were among the first children enrolled in a clinical trial to treat Congenital Lactic Acidosis, or CLA. The condition leads to the abnormal buildup of lactic acid in the blood and spinal fluid. Without specialized treatment, CLA victims usually die as teenagers. Dr. Peter W. Stacpoole directs the study, which utilizes the […]
Richard was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer – a condition really not that uncommon particularly for older patients. The only place where the special bone-marrow work could be done for Richard was at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in Seattle. Richard is 72 years old and with his wife lives on Social Security […]