November 30, 2009

Patient's Wife Thanks Angel MedFlight for Response & Compassion

October 26, 2009
Dear Rene, Rose, Sue, Dave, Jonas, Tammy and your very special pilots,
It's been a month now since our rushed flight from St. Joseph Hospital in Bellingham, Washington to Loveland, Colorado.  I can't thank you enough for your response and compassion to our situation.
You were very aware of the urgency and our vital need to return to Colorado.  I do so appreciate your sensitivity to my frantic [ ] calls…  

November 10, 2009

Caring for Elderly Parents: Angel MedFlight Reunites a Family to Assist in Father’s Care

Parents are the loving hands that guide us through childhood and steer us into the adult world. When they can no longer care for themselves or cannot be adequately cared for at home, it becomes imperative for their adult children to select a long-term care facility close by to monitor their treatment and ensure their comfort.  Recently a Texas man, Bob Nichols*, was confronted with this situation. Read more and watch video... 

November 9, 2009

Chefs for a Night: Angel MedFlight Cooks Dinner for HomeBase Youth Services

As part of Angel MedFlight’s continuing effort to give back to the community, employees put on their aprons and cooked dinner for at-risk and homeless youth.

Each day there are thousands of homeless youth living on the streets of Arizona.  Most have fled mentally and physically abusive situations.  All lack life’s most basic needs of food, clothing and shelter and are forced to survive on the streets.

HomeBase Youth Services is an Arizona-based, non-profit organization founded to address the growing need of these youth, age 21 and younger.  Read more... 

November 4, 2009

Medical Bills Contribute to Growing Number of U.S. Bankruptcies

An estimated 1.5 million Americans will declare bankruptcy in 2009.  The main reason behind these bankruptcies is not lost jobs or loads of credit card debt.  The primary cause is medical bills and illness.

In 2007, illness or medical bills contributed to 62% of all bankruptcies, according to a study published in the August 2009 edition of The American Journal of Medicine.  That number is up nearly 50% from 2001.  Read more...

November 3, 2009

2009 Phoenix Walk to Cure Diabetes: Angel MedFlight Steps Up

They came. In colorful T-shirts and comfortable shoes, they came. An estimated 25,000 of them came to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) at the 10th annual Walk to Cure Diabetes. Volunteers from throughout Arizona laced up their sneakers and headed to Tempe Town Lake on Saturday, October 31stto “Say Boo to Diabetes.”  Read more...