ANGEL FLIGHT WEST INC

Rating: 4.96 stars   25 reviews

Issues: Health, Human Services

Location: 3161 Donald Douglas Loop S Santa Monica CA 90405 USA

Mission: The mission of Angel Flight West is to arrange FREE air transportation in response to health care and other compelling human needs.
Results: Angel Flight West will be flying its 50,000 mission in 2011. Started in 1983, in our first full year of operation we flew 12 missions.
Target demographics: Those who need to get from where they are to where they need to be for compelling reasons in the western United States.
Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 6500 flights arranged annually.
2010 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

Angel Flight West is my hero! My good friend's infant son, Christian, has hypoplastic left heart syndrom (HLHS), Asplenia, and malrotation of his internal organs. He needed to fly down to Stanford for his second open heart surgery, but cannot fly commercially because his Asplenia and HLHS make him too medically fragile. A drive down would have been incredibly hard on his little system, not to mention his parents. Angel Flight West stepped in and found him, his mother, and father a flight down! They were the answer to so many prayers! When it was time for Christian to come home, a flight was scheduled but he had to be readmitted for a brief time at the last minute. Angel Flight West completely reworked his schedule so that he could fly home the next day with absolutely zero stress for Christian's family. What a wonderful service!

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

GIVE THEM MORE FUNDING!!

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Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Last year AFW flew my daughter and granddaughter to CA from AZ several time for life saving treatment. This year they continue to help children with cancer in AZ get to CA for care. They planes provide an additional bonus in that they are private planes vs. commercial. You are not afraid to fly AFW with a child who has a compromised immune system. Thanks to the entire staff for servicing the state of AZ. Teri Dornhecker Director Daisy's Eye Cancer Fund

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Life-changing

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2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I can't say enough wonderful things about this organization. My granddaughter has Retinoblastoma. Eye cancer in both eyes. She is only 7 months old and doing multi-state travel for treatment. AFW has been taking her and my daughter to and from treatment monthly and it has been a blessing. Money as everyone with cancer knows is tight. To have this service available is a God sent. The best part is with chemo your immune system is compromised and with AFW being private planes we do not have to put Evie on a commercial flight with the risk of others being Ill. They are so generous and helpful. They don't even let my daughter carry her luggage. They treat us like we are the ones doing them a favor, not the other way around. Thank you so much for serving our community.

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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