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Flight to Fight

Reid & AFE Pilot, Bob

Reid on his first Angel Flight

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 that will affect him for the rest of his life since he was only two years old.

At birth, Reid was diagnosed with total colonic Hirschsprung’s disease (TCHD), a life-threatening condition which prevents Reid’s intestines from functioning normally. But Reid’s future is bright and we have reasons to hope thanks to Angel Flight East.

Like any parent, we wanted the best treatment possible. We live in Delaware, and the leading experts in the field seemed a world away in Boston. Since November 2015, Angel Flight East has helped Reid travel to Boston Children’s Hospital. Without Angel Flight East and volunteer pilots like Bob Collins, this would not have been possible.