Wing Command Pilot Christopher Bennett flew three-year-old Noah R. and dad Javier (pictured) from Porterville, CA to Oakland, CA. Noah was born with a rare birth defect and his body is missing the substance needed to break down sugar molecules, which affects bones, growth, and facial structure. When Noah was accepted into a clinical trial at Oakland Children’s Hospital, his parents were elated. Then reality set in. Their car wasn’t in shape for the 500-mile round-trip from their home, and airfare was out of the question. Noah’s case manager called AFW and our volunteer pilots have provided 10 round-trip flights. Noah’s dad wrote the following on our AFW blog: “The pilots and AFW program were awesome. Every experience was absolutely wonderful. The pilots were very caring and made us feel very comfortable in the sky as well as on the ground. God bless the pilots and Angel Flights.”
L to R: NM Command Pilot George Buddington, mom Ana S. and nineteen-year-old passenger Jessica Q. being flown from Santa Teresa, NM to Albuquerque, NM. Jessica is being treated for cleft lip and palate at the University of New Mexico.