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Patient AirLift Services

Rating: 5 stars   50 reviews 1,646

Address:

120 Adams Blvd Farmingdale NY 11735 USA

Mission:

Arrange FREE flights based on need to individuals requiring medical treatment, military personnel and their families and for other compassionate and humanitarian purposes

Results:

Thanks to the support of our volunteer pilots, Auto pilots, volunteers and donors, we have been able to arrange over 2100 flights since our inception in 2010. On average we are arranging 120 flights/mth or 4 flights a day. We primarily serve the northeastern U.S.but have the ability to link with similar organization outside of that area. We additionally have been awarded vouchers from Southwest Airlines, Cape Air, and Pen Air.

Geographic areas served:

Northeast and Eastern United States

Programs:

PALS MIlitary Program

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516-300-1660
http://www.palservices.org

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I was diagnosed with bile duct cancer in April of this year. As we learned of possible treatments it became obvious the I needed to be seen at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota. Being from Maine this was definitely a bit of a set back but with our determination of getting the best possible care it was a no brainer. My wife made the connection with PALS and the process was quite easy and we received flights back home from Minnesota. The staff that she worked with were very helpful and Southwest Airlines was more than accommodating. Thank you Patient Airlift Services!!

 
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I have logged over 60 flights with PALS over the past few years. Living on the coast of Maine, and going down to NYU Medical Center in NYC was a burden. The anxiety while sitting on the bus for the thirteen hour trip was horrible. Riding the bus back up to Maine after the chemo was even worse. After I found PALS it was a life changing event. That 13 hour torture has turned into a 4 hour door to door. relief. All the people at PALS are just wonderful. The office staff, the auto pilots, the plane pilots and co pilots and the people that work at the airports that make me feel extra special have stolen a piece of my heart.

 
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I've been flying with PAL'S for the past three years. I live in a small town in Maine. The doctor that specializes in my type of cancer practices at NYU Cancer Center in New York City. The twelve hour bus ride from Maine to NYC was more taxing on my body then the chemo therapy that I was given. PAL'S has arranged for flights for me from Bangor, Maine to Farmingdale, NY (2hours). Then a car ride (auto pilot) to NYU for my doctor appointment and chemo. And a return flight home. After the first couple of PAL'S flights my oncologist remarked on the way I was able to better handle the stress of the trip and the side affects of the chemo. Doctors and scientist can have the best treatments for the worst diseases. But if you can't get the patient to the therapy, what good is the therapy?

 
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My life has been touched by the care & love this team shows to the families they help especially the girls & boys who fight the battles of Epidermolysis Bullosa & the many forms of Childhood Cancer. You all make a difference & help keep their smiles happening whether taking them to treatment or summer camp on Long Island. Thank you from deep in my heart.

 
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What a tremendous service! Our daughter had major spinal surgery and a 7 hour car trip each way to the hospital for follow-up visits would have been torturous. Thanks to the dedicated and caring staff at PALS and the wonderful pilots who donate their time and aircraft, her travel time is much shorter and much more comfortable. PALS does great work and we greatly appreciate the pilots!

 
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We are so appreciative for PALS. During such a difficult time, they arranged for my husband and I to fly to Boston for treatment. This is treatment not available any closer to us. We live 8-10 hours away by car and are senior citizens. We also live in the country and navigating in a city the size of Boston was very challenging. PALS made the whole process so much easier. We felt like we had been hugged by them. This is such a terrific service. I hope that someday we can give back to them and, in that way, relieve someone else's burden just a little bit.

 
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Our 10 year old daughter has a Chiari Malformation and several co-conditions of Chiari. We struggled through diagnosis and surgery in Texas for 2 years before finally conceding that traveling to New York to see a top surgeon was our only answer to helping her. She is the youngest of four children, and in addition to her medical expenses, we have been hit by a flooded home, college tuition, and needed car repairs. PALS was a huge help to us in paying for the flight for our daughter and myself. They were efficient, compassionate, and flexible with our return flight because it was dependent on the outcome of medical care. We are so appreciative of their organization.

 
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Our son is needing multiple surgeries at major children's hospitals around the nation. PALS has helped alleviate the stress of paying for multiple flights a year for his care away from home. The individuals who helped us set up our flight were very efficient and so friendly! Thank you PALS for helping make a stressful season of our life just a little easier!

 
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Patient Airlift Services makes it possible to endure the frequent visits to Cincinnati's Specialty Clinic for Epidermolysis Bullosa from Scranton, PA. It takes 10 hours or more by car, and we make the trip every 3 months. We are so grateful to all of the fabulous volunteers and staff. They go out of their way to make everything as smooth as possible!

 
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They were able to fly my father and daughter to North Carolina to be with my daughter in the hospital after her lung transplant and stroke. What they were able to do for us is priceless. As a nurse I see how they serve the community. They are doing God's work

 
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My child was in North Carolina when she suffered a set back after having a lung transplant and stroke. PALS arranged to have her grandfather flown from NY and the pilot was generous and kind enough to pick up her sister in Baltimore . Without their help they would never have been able to be with Her at such a critical time. We will never be able to repay Eileen Minogue, PALS or our kind pilot. The staff also was there to see my father off, helping him so much during a frightening and stressful time.

 
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In August 2012, my daughter was hospitalized in North Carolina. Her health took a dramatic down turn. If it was not for PALS she would never have been able to see her sister or grandfather before she passed away. We reached out to them from the hospital in desperation- without the time, energy or resources to be able to bring them to North Carolina. They found them a selfless volunteer to not only fly my elderly father from Long Island, but to also stop in Baltimore to retrieve my daughter. A compassionate pilot became an angel to us. . When you are living a nightmare to have such kind people reach out and throw you a lifeline like that gives you strength. We have never felt so grateful or cared for. These people all do Gods work. We will never forget the irreplaceable gift they gave to us.

Lisa Palleschi

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?

2012

 
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The idea of PALS and what they stand for is amazing! Everyone involved has a heart of gold!

 
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