‘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

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 Tau Delta from his school […]

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Child’s Rare Disease Binds Family

Suzanne Rhodes | 12/06/13

by Christina Correa, Intern, Old Dominion University 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 […]

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Fighting the Beast

Suzanne Rhodes | 08/23/13

Dianne hoped she would be medically cleared to make the long trip to Australia to share in the celebration. While Dianne has been living in Houston, her husband’s home town, seeking cancer treatment, her husband and children have remained in Australia. For the last six years Dianne has been battling high-grade serous carcinoma at MD […]

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Clinical Trial Assures Young Man’s Survival

Suzanne Rhodes | 08/22/13

Taylor, 22, is flying from his home in Ohio to Florida today, August 22, on a US Airways flight coordinated by MMA. If it weren’t for a drug called DCA, available only through a clinical trial developed by Dr. Peter Stacpoole at the University of Florida Research Center, Taylor would not be alive today. He suffers from […]

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MMA Is Bridge to Child’s Life-Saving Surgery

Suzanne Rhodes | 08/20/13

Life was a fragile thread for Eliana, and her doctors lacked the highly specialized training and experience needed to fix her defective heart.  Though her birth on January 7, 2009 was normal, two days later doctors discovered a heart murmur. A remote cardiogram revealed that her condition required urgent care, and she was airlifted to […]

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Cancer Patient Has Powerful Arsenal of Hope

Suzanne Rhodes | 08/19/13

the 23-year-old woman is still battling her disease but with an arsenal of love, a fighting spirit, and the best medical care in the world. “I can’t tell you how much we appreciate Mercy Medical Angels (MMA), ” Frank said. Mercy Medical uses resources through the US Airways Miles of Hope program. When her illness was […]

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‘Blessed to Have Made It This Far’

Suzanne Rhodes | 07/12/13

By Allison Garrett, Intern, Norfolk Academy In 2001 Betty was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a unilateral mastectomy. For a time, everything seemed okay. In 2009 she started getting sick again and soon after was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. Metastatic breast cancer is also known as advanced or stage four breast cancer.  It […]

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Everyone Deserves Access

Suzanne Rhodes | 07/11/13

By Allison Garrett, Intern, Norfolk Academy [Editor’s Note: Allison Garrett is a rising senior at Norfolk Academy in Norfolk, Virginia. She plans to pursue creative writing in college. We are very appreciative of her talents and outstanding work ethic, as well as her passion for serving those in need.] Before coming to Mercy Medical Angels as […]

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