By Angel MedFlight Contributor
Post production is done and it's time for the rollout. This week, the first of Angel MedFlight's "My Real Life Moment" patient stories videos will be released. These videos feature real patients and real stories and allow the viewers to ride along on our air ambulance flights and get an inside look at the patient care provided by our critical care flight nurses and paramedics.
These are real people and their real stories. The patients and families you'll see gave Angel MedFlight permission to document their stories in order to help other families who may be experiencing similar situations.
The first video to be released this week features the story of Jaxon Davis, a loveable five-year-old boy and his courageous battle with brain cancer. Viewers will watch his parents describe how they learned of Angel MedFlight when Jaxon's condition worsened while they were on vacation. An anonymous donor stepped in and helped get little Jaxon transported home.
Another story will revolve around a homeless man in San Francisco who was critically injured when struck by a hit-and-run driver. Years earlier Selester "Les" Rowe had been an architectural engineer, a graduate of the Tuskegee Institute. His family in Columbus, Ga., was unaware he was homeless until he ended up hospitalized in San Francisco with life-threatening injuries.
Rowe's family wanted him back home and in this edition of "My Real Life Moment," viewers will see how people in more than one community embodied that true American spirit and rallied to pay for his medical flight from the San Francisco Bay Area to Columbus.
"My Real Life Moment" journeys will transport the viewers to the tarmac at Scottsdale Air Center where Jessica Neri-Lucero is about to board an Angel MedFlight air ambulance. Neri-Lucero is a mother of four surviving quintuplets who are being flown to Watertown, N.Y., to be reunited with their father, a wounded combat veteran now retired from the Army. Neri-Lucero went through a number of miscarriages and lost twins in April 2012 before being blessed with the quintuplets. Watch in this "My Real Life Moment" episode as our acclaimed neonatal flight crew accompanies the precious passengers back home.
These are just a few of the patient stories viewers will see in the upcoming months. These stories are heart-rendering and inspiring. Tears will be shed but viewers will come away with a fresh perspective of Angel MedFlight's air ambulance service and the level of compassion our company gives from the very first call.