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Flight #195

Flight Hero: HotShop

Bogota, Columbia
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Flights of Compassion Required: 1

Travel Loyalty Points Required: 25,000

Points Raised: 0

Points to go: 25,000

The flight recipient is asking for Give A Mile’s help to bring her sister to travelling form Colombia to Calgary, Alberta in order to support her during the last few months of the life of the recipients dear husband Fabio.

Maria is 63 years old and her husband Fabio is 68 years old; their story started two years ago on October 2014 when they were the victims of a distracted driver while walking home from the grocery story. Fabio suffered a broken arm, a minor concussion, and several bruises. Maria got hit the hardest and had to endure surgery for reconstructing her pelvis. She has now lost her physical strength and has a hard time living a normal life. Fabio recovered well, but last year in October 2015 he was diagnosed with an aggressive brain cancer, type IV Gioblastoma. He survived two brain surgeries in the hands of a very caring surgeon and went through a very invasive treatment of chemotherapy and radiation. His second brain surgery was performed just two months ago in September 2016. After the second surgery Fabio was unconscious for several weeks because of internal bleeding in his brain. Miraculously he recovered and was able to walk again however his body function and movements never recovered completely. After the last visit to the oncologist in November 2016 Maria and Fabio were told that the chemotherapy treatment was no longer working and the doctors recommendation was to stop any treatments. Since then Maria has been powerlessly witnessing her husbands slow deterioration to the point that his palliative care has started. Their two daughters, their families, and Maria have filled Fabio up with lots of love and care. He is at peace and calm trying to live under his new normal life. Maria would love to be able to fly her older sister Teresa to Calgary for a couple of months so her sister can help provide support and accompany her during the last stage of her husbands journey to meet his creator.

Flight Hero Sponsor:

HotShop has committed to helping Give A Mile raise at least 25,000 miles to support further flights of compassion.
We are so thankful for all the miles donated and the help this provides us to award flights to people seeking hope, hugs, and togetherness with loved ones in their time of greatest need.
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