Category Archives: Life Lines

Delores Carriere

A photo from NWALL flight to Cleveland on June 30, 2002. In the center is Delores Carriere from Champion, a cardiac patient, with her friend Iva Lummukka from L’Anse on the right. On the left is Coleen Fleming, RN, who assisted on the flight.

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Barbara Louys

We took Barbara Louys (on the left) to Rochester, Minnesota on June 4 for surgery at Mayo. With her is her son Rick and his wife Teresa, who is now doing an excellent job helping us with fundraising!

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Genevieve Nepper

Photo from the flight on Oct 30 from Iron Mountain to Saginaw.
With Dennis Whitehead (pilot) is on the picture (L toR) Linnea Nepper, Genevieve Nepper, and Jack Nepper. They’re from Iron Mountain. Genevieve needs specialized surgery to replace a diseased heart valve; Linnea is her daughter-in-law and is a nurse who assisted on the flight.

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Marilyn Reese

Marilyn Reese, whom we flew to Madison for a kidney transplant on May 12. She is in the picture with her husband Herbert, who did not come along. On the right is Coleen Fleming, RN, who assisted on the flight and on the left is Dennis Whitehead, pilot.

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Mike Wiltzius

We flew Mike Wiltzius of Escanaba to Madison January 2, 2003 for a kidney transplant. Mike had been on the University of Wisconsin’s transplant list for only a few weeks, in contrast to many of our patients who sometimes wait years for the proper organ match.

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Bill Dishaw

Standing behind Bill are (L to R) Jan Davidson, LPN, who assisted on the flight, Bill's wife Nancy, and pilot Dennis Whitehead.

The first patient transported in our new Seneca V was Bill Dishaw, whom we flew from Milwaukee to Iron Mountain on March 31, 2003.

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Kendra

Here’s what Kendra wrote us: “Thank you for my Willy blanket and my new friends names. I saw the lights last night. Ted’s plane is bigger than Tom’s. Bye, Love, Kendra”

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Dakota Galeazzi

April 18, 2003. We took Dakota Galeazzi and his Mom Angela of Kingsford to the Shriners Burn Center in Cincinnati where he’ll be having some procedures done over the next couple of months. Angela enjoyed the smooth ride in the back of our new Seneca V at 11,000 feet while Dakota snoozed.

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Brett Barancik

May 12, 2003.
We flew Brett Barancik and his mother Wendy Schardt from the Soo to Ann Arbor for Brett’s cancer treatments. On the left is Dennis Whitehead, pilot (who enjoyed having Brett up front in the copilot seat), and on the right is Jackie Salo, RN, who assisted during the flight.

 

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Kent T. Depuydt

NWALL,
It could not have been a more compassionate deed your organization performed last Wednesday in bringing our Mother, Estelle home.
The flight went like clockwork. Our pilot, Ted Fornetti, all the skill in the world. Smooth. Flew the Cessna as if it were on rails. Last minute details: Larry Jensen, what a pro. And Charlie, Thanks for getting Larry out of the shower.

On behalf of the Depuydt family, Thank You. You are heroes.

Kent T. Depuydt

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