I was diagnosed with breast cancer in September of 2004. I underwent a bilateral mastectomy with tram breast reconstruction at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
Once I was discharged, friends had arranged for me to fly home via Airlifeline. The flight home took two hours. The car ride home would have taken two to three days and would have required me to get out of the car every hour to walk for fifteen to twenty minutes.
I again took the Airlifeline plane on December seventeenth to the Mayo Clinic for my follow-up appointments. This again saved time but most importantly it saved me the discomfort of getting in and out of a car.
I have been so lucky to be able to use this service. I have known others who have needed Airlifeline and can’t see how they could have done it without them.
Airlifeline is an amazing program. I have flown with three wonderful pilots; Dennis, Bruce, and Ted. These people donate their own time and money to help people like me. I am not sure how to thank people who don’t even know me; who take time out of their own lives and time away from their families to help. This is the amazing part.
Thank you Northwoods Airlifeline.