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Flight #299

Daughter To Visit Mother With Late Stage ALS

Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Complete

Flights of Compassion Required: 1

Travel Loyalty Points Required: 25,000

Points Raised: 25,000

Points to go: 0

My name is Melissa and my mother has late stage ALS. It took nearly three years but in January of 2016 she got the diagnosis we all dreaded to hear. It was ALS. Most ALS patients typically have 2 to 6 years to live from the point of diagnosis. My mothers diagnosis took longer because of the limited health care and access to specialist available in PEI. This also meant that we would have less time to spend with her before the disease took her quality of life. My mother never wanted to cause any of us the pain of watching her die such a slow and debilitating death so she faxed her intent for an assisted death. The turn in her health has come months before we thought it would had and it has left me scrambling to find a way home to her before she is set to pass peacefully on January 27th. I am hoping that this wonderful program can help get me there.