Mom Candi B., passenger two-year-old Kenasyn B., ID Wing Command Pilot Rick Holloway, Mission Assistant and Rick’s wife, Jackie Holloway. Command Pilot Rick Holloway wears many hats. On October 28, he donned his Shriners fez and safely flew little Kenasyn and her mom from Boise, ID to Shriners Hospital for Children in Salt Lake City, UT. Kenasyn is receiving specialized treatment for scoliosis, and is the youngest of five children. Her mom is a stay-at-home mom and her dad is an instructor at the University of Idaho. This year her dad took a $10,000 per year pay cut due to changes in funding at the university, putting strain on the family’s finances. What the picture doesn’t show is that Kenasyn has a below-the-knee amputation of her left leg. Throughout the mission, she was laughing and thoroughly enjoying the flight despite her physical condition. Another reminder of the joy to be found in an AFW mission.
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.