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Thankful for AFE

Thankful for AFE

**Post written by AFE passenger, Deborah Wilson** I am so thankful for Angel Flight East. Six years ago I was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. I had surgery and chemotherapy locally. The pet scan showed I was cancer-free! Then, four years later in 2017 it came...

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29th Annual Wings N’ Wheels

29th Annual Wings N’ Wheels

  We are just a few weeks away from Angel Flight East's annual event, Wings N' Wheels! Wings N' Wheels is a long-running outdoor community event, with a lively display of vintage and antique cars and aircraft. In addition to flight demonstrations and airplane...

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Hollywood

Hollywood

**Written by AFE volunteer pilot, Charlie** I received my pilot’s license in the summer of 1970.  I was home between semesters at Ohio State University and my Aunt Patty was taking flying lessons, in which I decided to tag along. I then started a family of my own and...

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NixCancer Foundation

NixCancer Foundation

To honor Nicholas Mincarelli’s life, NixCancer Foundation was established to assist families fighting cancer & funding research for Rhabdomyosarcoma. Nick's Story In September 2008 Nick Mincarelli was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) of the left infratemporal...

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2018 Annual Report

2018 Annual Report

During fiscal year 2018 more than 468 individuals, 90 businesses, and 22 foundations invested in Angel Flights. In total, 124 active pilots flew flights and 116 ground volunteers gave more than 356 hours of time. Your support over the last year made a difference in...

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10 Years of Flights

10 Years of Flights

**Written by Katie Martinez, Tristen's mom** When I was five months pregnant with my son Tristen, I found out he had cleft lip and palate. As a mother, I wanted nothing more than to have a beautiful healthy child but my heart was saddened to find out the long and...

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A Moment of Magic

A Moment of Magic

A Moment of Magic, formerly known as The Princess Project, is a program originally founded by Kylee McGrane (Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania) and Margaret McAndrew (Milford, Connecticut). On a mission to spread some magic, and a little bit of pink in the busy world around...

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Service to Others

Service to Others

**Written by AFE volunteer pilot, Rob** Involvement with flying has stretched over most of my life. At the age of 21, my father was a B-26 Pilot in D-Day, and he continued to fly with friends. My first airplane ride was with him, and while I was not immediately...

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Angels in All Aspects

Angels in All Aspects

I recently had the experience of being an AFE passenger for several trips. While the reason for me being an AFE passenger I would not readily “broadcast”, the honor and privilege I felt upon being offered AF services, and the recognition AFE deserves for all that they...

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On the Road to Health..

On the Road to Health..

The Kolbe Fund's history... Maximilian Kolbe Schnittman was born on the feast day of St. Maximilian Kolbe – a Polish Franciscan friar that volunteered to die in place of a stranger at Auschwitz. In February 2011 an MRI revealed that 4-year old Max had a brain tumor....

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