L to R: Passenger Brenna, mom Robyn and OR Wing Command Pilot Jim Origliosso. Our programs are a lifeline for people like Brenna J. of Eugene, OR. Brenna has Crouzon syndrome, a condition that prevents the skull from growing normally, affecting the shape of the head and face. Her family’s resources have been depleted by the high cost of treatment, so when doctors referred Brenna to Children’s Hospital in Seattle, her mother didn’t know how they could afford the trip from OR. A social worker contacted AFW and Brenna has become an AFW frequent flyer. Since 2004, our volunteer pilots have provided her with a total of 22 round-trip 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.