Flights of Compassion Required: 1
Travel Loyalty Points Required: 50,000
Points Raised: 25,000
Points to go: 25,000
A Message From The Flight Recipient:
My name is Colleen. I am currently 23 years old and live in Yellowknife, NT. My father Roy was diagnosed with stage 3 lung cancer. It is to far along that there is nothing that can be done for him. His option is to wait and try chemo and radiation. This has taken a big impact on him, my family and of course myself. My father originally was put in the hospital for a blood clot in his leg which then brought the doctors to discover the cancer.
This has caused extra stress on my dad as he had to miss work and remain off for two months. He was then put on short term EI to help with his financial situation until his benefits from work would kick in and receive sick leave. With that being said he had contacted work to let them no the news that he would not be able to return. Just to find out his work benefits would not pay him. He took sick three days before the insurance was active. Then to find out he will only receive EI for another Three weeks. He will now have to cover expenses to and from for chemo, as well as expenses for any medication if need be. With no source of an income he is not able to do so, nor is he able to cover his bills or costs to survive.
We would like to be together and he would like to be around family to enjoy his time but with this tragic news, yet so unreal and no help it makes it a burden and unable to do so. My dad is known by many and was always a great man and an amazing father. I would now like to just give him something in return for him to enjoy life stress free. He has enough fright and worry on his plate. That if I could relieve just a little it would be a lot for him.
I am all about my dad. He is my world and the soft spot in my heart. This news has eaten me alive and I want nothing more then to be with him and see him in this hard time as much as he needs me there. I am a Daddies baby, my father is still very young and has a lot of living left to do. I want him to be able to live it to the fullest and will do everything so he can have it and be happy. We all try to remain positive and fight this battle together. It is making it difficult and having a huge impact not being able to spend time with him.
I am a young girl living on her own cover all of my own living expenses on a small budget. I am unable to afford to be with him which effects us both mentally and emotionally. This flight would change a lot and make a big impact for me to be close with my father and make some more memories. I thank everyone in advance and hope my wish to be with my dad will come true!
Flight Hero Sponsor:
Kris Moen has committed to helping Give A Mile raise at least 50,000 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.
Please reach out to us at [email protected] if you or someone you know is in need of a flight of compassion.