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Determined to Live

Determined to Live

**Written by George's daughter, Jennifer** Approximately four years ago, my father was diagnosed with melanoma (skin cancer). It was surgically removed from his back and we were told everything was great. However, later in 2018, he became sick and was treated multiple...

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AFE Medical Supply Flights

AFE Medical Supply Flights

Angel Flight East provides free air transportation for three areas of need: 1) flights for children and adults in need of medical treatment far from home, 2) compassion flights for humanitarian needs and 3) disaster response. We are able to provide this service by way...

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AFE Flights- A Life Changing Experience

AFE Flights- A Life Changing Experience

**Written by AFE pilot, Steven S.** For several reasons, I have not been able to fly Angel Flights for quite a few months now. Every time I look at the “available flights” email, I miss having the opportunity to do these flights and long for the day I can resume...

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Flight to Fight

Flight to Fight

I am reaching out to share my son Reid’s story and make you aware how much your support for Angel Flight East matters. Reid and his older brother are the light of my life. They make every day a joy and every moment a blessing. Reid has faced severe medical challenges...

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Until There’s a Cure…Cleaning for a Reason

Until There’s a Cure…Cleaning for a Reason

Cleaning for a Reason began as an idea years ago when Debbie Sardone, owner of Buckets & Bows Maid Service, took a call from a potential client inquiring about cleaning for her home. After providing the quote, the woman declined, saying, “I won’t be able to afford...

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The Magic of Aviation

The Magic of Aviation

**Written by AFE pilot, Patrick** I took my first intro flight in an old Piper Cherokee in the fall of 2006. I’ll never forget the view out the front of the cockpit window and the vibration of the Lycoming engine. From the moment the flight instructor said “your...

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You Are Not Alone…

You Are Not Alone…

CANCER WHO helps not only patients but families as well. Attending Chemo, Radiation, Doctor’s appointments, house visits, weekly and monthly events. The founders both personally know how it feels to watch a family member go through cancer and are there to help! The...

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Good People Trying to Help Where and When They Can

Good People Trying to Help Where and When They Can

**Written by AFE passenger, Deidre** I became associated with AFE in August of this year. Their compassion aviation services have gone well beyond my expectations. The office staff and pilots are truly angels, all of them. I have been battling bladder cancer since...

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What I Wish I Knew: Lean In

What I Wish I Knew: Lean In

By: Lauren Oxenhandler Breast cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in American women.  A diagnosis can leave you feeling unprepared for health and treatment decisions you have to make. It can also put unexpected stress on your everyday life, your...

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A Decade of Dedication

A Decade of Dedication

In 2008 Meghan Hall Rauen and Jared Rauen found out that their little boy would be born with gastroschisis. During Avery’s life, he not only provided them with hope and joy, there was an incredible rise in their community to support the little family through the...

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