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Finding Friendship and Acceptance at Summer Camp: Meet Zoraya

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While many children are patiently awaiting the thrill of summer camp season, some of AFW’s young passengers are getting a head start on visiting their homes away from home.

Fifteen-year-old Zoraya is one of those early travelers. She was excited about returning to Camp Korey in Mount Vernon, Wash. for her fourth year at the year-round camp for children and their families living with life-altering medical conditions. This past February, AFW Command Pilot Richard Beattie flew Zoraya to her first Teen Leadership Retreat, giving Zoraya an opportunity to bond with friends while learning skills to support this summer’s younger campers.


Each year, Angel Flight West flies hundreds of missions to ensure children navigating life-altering or life-threatening illnesses can reach specialty programs. In 2023, our volunteer pilots flew 272 flights to and from 41 camp destinations, giving each child an unforgettable journey.

Now, we need your help to fly children like Zoraya to their long-awaited camps again this summer.

For many kids, the summer program where they’ll feel most accepted can be hundreds of miles away from home. Zoraya’s mom Jennifer knows that experience, saying, “I’m a single parent. To take time off work to make that long trip is really difficult. Having AFW’s help to get Zoraya there so she can still participate is unbelievable.”

For Zoraya, camp has given her the tools she needs to build courage and confidence. “Camp teaches me to be myself,” she says.

Help AFW arrange camp flights this year by making a gift today.

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