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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Boy with Rare Disease Lives Up to His Name

By Stephanie Singer, Intern, Virginia Wesleyan College

zeq and Kristine in plane“He’s going to be his own prophet. He’s going to write his own book.”

These thoughts passed through Kristine’s head when she first held her son. Kristine named her son Ezequiel, an alternate spelling of the biblical name Ezekiel. The name means “God’s strength,” a unique spelling reflecting the boy’s individuality.

Another Opinion

At two years old, Zeq, as he’s called, weighed only 19 pounds and was severely malnourished.. Doctors thought he had food allergies. Kristine disagreed; it was impossible to have allergies to every food.

She drove to Baltimore, Maryland, hoping another doctor could help her son. “We needed a fresh set of eyes,” she said.

At the hospital, an immunologist diagnosed Zeq with eosinophilic esophagitis, or EoE.

Eosinophilic esophagitis is a chronic immune system disease. It occurs when white blood cells build up in the esophagus and attack substances such as food. Complications include scarring and tearing of the esophagus, vomiting, and severe weight loss.

Angel Flight to the Rescue

After learning of Zeq’s diagnosis, Kristine went to some internet forums that she regularly participated in and asked if there was anyone who could help get them back and forth to Baltimore from their home in Virginia Beach, Virginia. She got an answer: Angel Flight.

The charity has been providing flights for Krsitine and Zeq, who will be six in July, for three years.

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