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Angel Flight Soars Inc

Rating: 4.99 stars   67 reviews 4,265

Address:

Headquarters: 2000 Airport Road Suite 227 - PDK Airport Atlanta GA 30341 USA

Mission:

The mission of Angel Flight is to remove the obstacle of transportation for individuals with medical and financial needs. We will accomplish this mission by arranging free air transportation to those who need it most. Angel Flight serves the community by flying patients to distant medical facilities, delivering supplies to disaster areas and reuniting families during desperate times. This community service is made available to any individual, medical agency or health care organization for medically stable and ambulatory patients traveling from, to or through the States of Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, and the Carolinas.

Results:

In our 32 years of community service, we have arranged more than 30,000 missions for families in need of distant medical care. Last year alone, Angel Flight arranged 2,5850 missions, that's 7 missions a day, 7 days a week. We helped patients from newborn to 97 years in age with 223 different medical afflictions from 44 states and 8 countries. This year, we want to do even more.

Target demographics:

The main objective is flying patients in financial need, regardless of their race, gender, or age, to the treatment they require and deserve.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

In 2014 Angel Flight Soars coordinated 2,585 missions serving 4,960patients and their families

Geographic areas served:

Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

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Reviews for Angel Flight Soars Inc

Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

6 people found this review helpful

On Valentine's Day 2003, our 2-month old daughter's life changed forever. Jordan Marie went from being a healthy vibrant baby to a child on full life support within 24 hours. She was diagnosed with a rare respiratory genetic defect that is usually fatal. BUT...the Lord had other plans!! Jordan received a life-saving double lung transplant 3 months later...just one of only a handful of babies to survive such a complicated surgery at such a young age. With all of Jordan's specialized doctors 700 miles away in St. Louis, the innumerable doctor's visits and follow-up medical tests seemed impossible to get to...until Angel Flight Soars arrived on the scene!! God, once again, guided our little overwhelmed, exhausted, and stressed family into the hands of the most incredible group of "flying servants" we've ever met. Now, after nearly TEN YEARS, THOUSANDS of AIR MILES, and DOZENS of hospital trips, Angel Flight Soars is still by our side every step of the way. Angel Flight Soars will FOREVER be part of our family! What a blessing and a God-send they continue to be! We are DEEPLY grateful to Angel Flight Soars for their never-ending dedication, compassion, efficiency, and kindness...you've kept our family going through the "ups" and "downs". GOD BLESS YOU!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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Our daughter Samantha has mild cerebral palsy, oral motor apraxia, seizures, static encephalopathy, asthma, autonomic disorders, anxiety & depression, a feeding tube due to several stomach & intestinal disorders, mitochondria, and some other health issues physical & emotional. We needed to take her to Atlanta Georgia to see a Mitochondria specialist. We live in NC. Angel flights was a blessing for us, and not just because of the cost of traveling. But as a mom I also have SLE Lupus and many other health issues. So traveling by car myself with my daughter would have took me days and been really hard on both of us. Samantha is a kind empathic young lady, she is always wanting to help others ,even with things she has to deal with. She loves to dance, write and listen to music. And making things. Her favorite colors are black, blue, and pink for the most part, but if it's clothing she loves all colors when it comes to fashion and makeup. ..lol. her favorite place to go out to eat is the steak houses, it's her favorite food. We don't get to do this often, so she loves it when we get to.
She had a lot of fear getting on a small plane, but our pilots were great. The first one even said a prayer before we flew. Both of them explained things to her and let her take pictures after. They both wanted her to be as comfortable as possible, gave her water, blankets for the flight. They were very nice pilots. This trip couldn't have been made with out them, we are truly grateful to them and the people at angel flights Atlantic for all the work they did to make this happen for us.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Great organization, not just for children but supplies transportation to anyone who needs to get to their treatment outside their local area. If they don't service that area they will hook you up with those that can. Love Angel Flight Soars.

 
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We used Angel Flight in May of 2015 to fly my son to NY for surgery. The process was seamless and I would highly recommend using them. The pilots were very experienced. There is not enough thanks that we can give to them! Ryan

 
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There are no appropriate accolades to describe the incredible follow-through, professionalism and the precision of the exceptional pilots associated with Angel Flight, that volunteer their time to care for the less fortunate. The synergy between mission dispatch, the patient and the pilot creates a unique harmony, one of comfort and trust. As compared to a traditional commercial flight there is no comparison when describing the stressless departure and smooth flights, time after time. I cannot emphasize the level of comfort and trust Angel Flight extends to their patients during the most difficult of times. I am enamored with the Angel Flight collective team. Morris

 
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At the present time, I am a 64 year old widow since 1991 when my husband was hit by a log truck running a stop light and he was killed. At the time, my daughter was twelve and my son was five. At their request, I did not marry and both my children graduated from the University of NC in Chapel Hill. In August of 2008, I was diagnosed with Amyloidosis, a rare disease where my blood was producing a protein that could not be broken down by my liver. Amyloidosis attacks the main organs of the body and there is no cure. My liver was enlarged and I had trouble with my breathing and mobility. I was given one to two years to live. My daughter at this time was a registered nurse working on her Nurse Anesthetist Degree and she worked diligently to get me into the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida. From September 2008 through January 2011, she and I traveled by car from my home in Ash, NC to the Mayo Clinic every month at a distance of 960 miles round trip.
My cousin told me about Angel Flight and I called and got an application, got my doctor at the Mayo Clinic to fill out his part and I was accepted into the program at Angel Flight. For my appointment in February 2011 to the Mayo Clinic, I flew with a volunteer pilot the day before my appointment and my cousin who lives close by the Mayo Clinci picked me up. She then took me for my appointment the next day and the day after that, an Angel Flight volunteer pilot flew me back home. It was a truly wonderful experience to fly one way in a two hour time period compared to a seven or eight hour drive in a car one way.
Angel Flight has been and is still the most extraordinary experience of caring and giving that I know. I simply have to make a phone call to give the date of my medical appointment and Angel Flight takes care of me from there. Every volunteer pilot who I have flown with is very kind, nice, caring and friendly, and he has genuine concern for my well being. I praise Angel Flight highly for the service they provide for patients like me who desperately need financial help with the expenses of still fighting this disease I have.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

They seem to have everything going smoothly, so I would not change anything at the present time.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

 
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May of this year 2015,Our lives changed forever as we brought home our son we adopted from China. He is our eighth child and we knew he had a blood disorder and would need blood transfusions( we thought monthly). What we didn't know is it would be every 6 days and he was so critically ill that we would only be able to get the care he needed in Atlanta 4 hours from where we live. Upon our arrival back to the States he was admitted to Children s Hospital in Atlanta for several weeks.Once discharged reality hit us hard that we would have to drive weekly to Atlanta. We did this over the next month. It was becoming extremely difficult for our family. We were becoming overwhelmed and exhausted. Time away from family (leaving @6am not getting home until 10 pm)and financially knowing how this could continue. This is when the Lord truly sent us Angels! Angel flight is a answer to Prayers! We truly had no idea how we could continue the care our son would require over the next year without them. Everyone at Angel flight from the staff in the office making all the arrangements to the pilots that are so gracious to take their time and finances to help complete strangers. Our first trip to Atlanta with Angel Flight we actually had to spend the night due to the weather. Our pilot offered for my son and I to stay the night with him and his wife at their house and fly us home the next morning. I cant say enough wonderful things about Angel Flight . They have made our life during this difficult time so much easier. We are able to focus on our sons medical care and not stressing about how we will get him to his appointments. God Bless You All!!

 
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When I found out that my three-month-old son had to have surgery, I was terrified. I had an overwhelming amount of questions and worries. All of my biggest fears were literally playing out before me. One of my greatest concerns involved logistics... how would I manage traveling with a newborn from Brunswick, Georgia to Atlanta in order for him to see his pediatric specialist? That is when Angel Flight swooped in and made it possible! Because of their free medical flights, my baby can get to all of his appointments so his health issue can be resolved. I just have to say that the staff and pilots are true earth angels, and I cannot imagine what I would be going through if it weren't for them. They truly are making a difference in so many people's lives... and saving them too! Not having to worry about transportation issues allows me to focus on getting my Baby Thomas the best care possible. I couldn't handle this without the support of Angel Flight by my side.
Angel Flight Soars Inc. is an amazing organization to whom I will forever be grateful! I hope to be able to give back to them one day as much as they are giving to my family.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

 
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Truly a wonderful organization. They helped me out with little notice in getting me from NYC to Atlanta - with THREE volunteer pilots! That's a lot of coordination and a lot of caring individuals. A lovely woman, Nancy, actually greeted me at the airport when I arrived. I felt very well taken care of the entire time and was impressed with the enthusiasm and concern that everyone involved showed me. I not have a surgeon who is willing to take on a "challenging" case and I am hopeful I will be able to walk more normally. I am extremely grateful to Angel Flight Soars for helping me get to this amazing doctor. TRULY a wonderful, wonderful organization.... Thank you so much!

 
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After returning from Iraq, I was diagnosed with a rare lung disease from chemical exposure. Because of the medications I was on, I could not fly commercially. Even though some appointments were made at the last minute, Angel Flight's volunteers came through. I cannot begin to express the gratitude I have to this organization. Life savers, literally.

 
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