Kathy Brown

Kathy Brown of Garden, whose young daughter Kendra has been a frequent traveler in our planes, celebrated the conclusion of Kendra's cancer treatments in Ann Arbor by surprising the pilots who have flown her with beautifully emroidered jackets. Pictured with Kathy are (standing, L to R) Dennis Whitehead, Steve Phillips, Tom Sullivan, John DeAmicis, and Ted Fornetti. Dean LeFebvre is kneeling in front. Thanks, Kathy, and congratulations to Kendra for hanging in there!

Dear Northwood’s Airlifeline,

Many times the words, “I can’t Thank-you enough” have been said. However, even those words are not enough to express how grateful I am to all of you.
In November 2002, my family’s lives fell to pieces when my daughter Kendra was diagnosed with a brain tumor that was found to be cancerous. There were so many worries, thoughts and decisions to deal with, not to mention the reality of my 4 year old having brain cancer. After having to be off of work for a year and moving downstate to the Ann Arbor area for 2 months so she could receive radiation, we came home to face a new problem. How are we going to get to Ann Arbor every week for her chemo treatments for the next year? YIKES!! It was suggested to me to give Northwood’s a call.
Right from my very first phone call to Northwood’s, the organization has been nothing but professional, considerate and truly concerned about Kendra. The pilots went way beyond any call of duty in order to help us. To give up their personal time, rearrange work schedules, or accommodate Kendra’s schedule was something these men were willing to do without hesitation. WHY?? Because of their commitment to this organization and it’s goal of helping those in need. The service they provided to us is indescribable. I don’t know how we would have done it without the help from Northwood’s.
So to you Tom, Dennis, Ted, John, Steve, Dean, Larry and the rest of the people involved with Northwood’s. I would like to express my most heartfelt THANK-YOU!! Not only for flying us, but also for the love you have shown Kendra.


Kathy Brown

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