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Suzanne Rhodes | 07/02/13

A guest blog by Pamela Chapman [Editor’s note:  Mrs. Chapman’s compelling story was featured in our Angel Flight newsletter, Skylights, in 2011.  A deeply thoughtful and talented writer, I asked her if she would write a blog telling us about herself and her rare and extremely painful disorder, Trigeminal Neuralgia.] Thanks to Mercy Medical Angles and […]

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How Do You Evaluate a Charity?

Suzanne Rhodes | 06/21/13

Guest blog by Edward R. Boyer, MMA CEO and President [Editor’s note: The question Ed Boyer raises in today’s blog is all the more significant in light of Michael Snyder’s article of June 19, “Many of the Largest Charities in America Are Giant Money Making Scams”?  Here Snyder, an author and former Washington, DC attorney, cites […]

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In Honor of Bridge Builders

Suzanne Rhodes | 06/07/13

From the 20th floor, I could look down to the curving and, from such a height, the seemingly motionless waters of the James River. The scene was all the more picturesque because of a lovely arching bridge. The building was the Riverside Plaza in Richmond, Virginia, and yesterday’s occasion was honoring bridge-builders. Not literal ones, […]

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Completing the Mosaic of Patient Access

Suzanne Rhodes | 04/26/13

2013, Mercy Medical Angels celebrated its 100,000th patient mission with a reception and program at the Army Navy Country Club in Arlington, Virginia. In his keynote speech, CEO and President Ed Boyer explained the significance of that figure and the importance of MMA to the national need for patient access on into the future.) Good evening, […]

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‘Honored to be Part’ of MMA

Suzanne Rhodes | 02/28/13

by Taylor Allen, Intern, Virginia Wesleyan College you must first do an internship at an organization of your choice. My advisor told me about Mercy Medical Angels, and although I did not know much about it, I knew that I wanted to do media relations work. My advisor told me good things about the organization […]

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When “Had To” Became “Want To”: Confessions of a High School Volunteer

Suzanne Rhodes | 02/08/13

A guest blog by Anthony Langore (Anthony is a senior at Bayside High School studying in the Health Sciences Academy. He’s also an Eagle Scout who enjoys helping others. He comes in every day after school to assist with office tasks and keep us amused with his humorous remarks. We are all wondering how we […]

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Celebrating Our 100,000th Patient Transport

Suzanne Rhodes | 01/25/13

000th patient trip and held a press conference in our Virginia Beach office conference room to commemorate it. Because many transports took place on that record day—January 21—we have no way of knowing who the patient was. We do know that without these charitably-provided flights and travel on buses and trains, hundreds and thousands of […]

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A Beautiful Way to Endow MMA

Suzanne Rhodes | 12/03/12

Dr. Joanna Campbell is one of the most energetic, passionate and hard-working women I’ve ever known. She’s a successful lifetime entrepreuneur with a heart for charitable causes. She fell in love with MMA’s mission and met with us several times to learn more about our services and the many patients we’ve helped over the years. Consequently, […]

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MMA ‘Plugs It In’ to Transport Michigan Child

Ivey West | 11/29/12

By Bryant Liberta, Student Intern, Virginia Wesleyan College When Madison, 10, was born in Laurium, MI, she came home from the hospital with a red dot on her chest over the heart area. At first her parents, Dale and Betsy, thought it was just a birth mark. However, the red dot began to grow day […]

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‘I Believe in Guardian Angels’

Suzanne Rhodes | 11/09/12

You may be wondering how Mercy Medical Angels is able to provide free flights for the thousands of patients who call requesting charitable air transportation each year.  Some people think we own aircraft. We don’t. Some think we are the helicopter that swoops down after an automobile accident to transport patients to the hospital. We […]

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