Angel Flight pilots give because they care and want to help those in need. As one pilot said, “At the end of the day, after you land and put the plane away, it’s great to go home with a sense that you’ve done a little good.?
She really enjoyed the flight—the lollipop too! The pilots made her feel at home and took time to explain all about the patchwork landscape she was viewing far below.
Pilot and passengers are all smiles as they depart on another flight of hope. Angel Flight pilots are highly trained and certified according to the most stringent safety standards.
A future Angel Flight pilot prepares for takeoff. Some forty percent of the passengers flown are children, but patients of all ages board Angel Flight planes to access distant, specialized medical treatment.
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Our mission and purpose statement

To ensure that no patient in need is denied access to distant specialized medical evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, or rehabilitation for lack of a means of long-distance medical air transportation.

Angel Flight Mid-Atlantic provides medical air transport for patients departing from: District of Columbia, Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.

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‘When I’m Flying I Don’t Feel Pain’

 

Karen & Dennis in New Bern

by Stephanie Singer, Intern (Virginia Wesleyan College)

Karen C. has a condition called myasthenia pravis. Trying to say it will twist your tongue. That was the least of Karen’s concerns. This condition rendered twisting, or any other motion, almost impossible.

Myasthenia pravis is an autoimmune disease in which antibodies attack the areas where nerves and muscles join. This causes limited mobility.

“The condition is difficult,” said the 54-year-old woman, who has trouble walking any further than the length of her kitchen.

Treatment Complications

One of the medications doctors prescribed was Prednisone. The drug is an immunosuppressant, meaning that it weakens the immune system. It is prescribed for diseases such as myasthenia pravis.

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