I have stage 4 breast cancer and was living in Illinois. My family of me, my husband, three children, and my mother decided it would be better to live out my days in Las Vegas where I had lived for 15 years previously and because of the tumors invading my bones it would be better on my pain. When we arrived in Nevada we found out that there wasn't any insurance available to me but the hospital and doctors that I have been working with in Illinois would continue to see me. In a scan at the end of December they found two new tumors on my ribcage and I needed to have two weeks of radiation. I did not know how I was going to get to Illinois for the treatment. I contacted Mercy and within days I had a flight for me and my mother to get this treatment done. I am hoping that if I need to go to Illinois again, I need procedures every month and the insurance is not looking good in Nevada, I will be able to use the services of Mercy again. I do not know how I would be able to get my radiation without this great company. They were so kind, helpful and fast in getting me a flight and I thank God that they were able to help me.
I have stage 4 cancer which requires me to go from Florida to New York City every two months for specialized medical care at Sloan Kettering. This treatment is not available locally, and I need transportation help to make the NYC treatment possible. Over the past two years I've called Mercy Medical Airlift for assistance and they have responded with conscientiousness and most of all kindness, and I really believe I have been blessed with these two years and hopefully more years of life because with their help I have been able to continue treatments and surveillance at Sloan Kettering. Cathy responds immediately to my requests and unfailingly treats me with dignity and respect. For all this, I feel blessed and am forever grateful.
I live in Illinois and because of continued resurgence of my cancer, I wanted to go to MDAnderson in TX to determine if any additional treatment was available. At the last minute, I was given the opportunity by Mercy Airlift to fly to TX in 2010. Although I am still fighting yet another reoccurrence; I am extremely grateful for the support of this worthwhile organization which allowed the Doctor at MDAnderson to alter the therapy I received in my home state. I believe I am still alive due to their support.
After having been diagnosed with cancer, not once, but twice, I had a P.E.T. scan in 2009 that showed no evidence of disease. I live in the Bronx and my doctor is at Cancer Treatment Center of America in Tulsa. During my second diagnosis, my husband lost his job and was without work for 2½ years. He has been working for a year now and we are still playing catch-up. Since we are behind in our rent, there was no money for my flight for my appointments, which, incidentally are less frequent, Mercy Medical Airlift stepped in and has flown me for my necessary checkups three times. I jumped for joy each time I found out. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Mercy Medical Airlift and ALL your supporters. I really thought I would have to cancel my appointment this time, but you blessed me!!!