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Flight #269

Flight Hero: Lance Dunn

Calgary, Alberta, Canada
London, Ontario, Canada

Flights of Compassion Required: 2

Travel Loyalty Points Required: 100,000

Points Raised: 57,121

Points to go: 42,879

The flight recipients mom was diagnosed with mylo fibrosis – bone marrow cancer. With all her other medical issues she is not well enough for treatment of the cancer. She has been receiving two blood transfusions a week and is now receiving two platelet transfusions a week. Her lungs are now starting to fail and her heart is not pumping enough blood. Her body is swelling and she has lost her appetite. Today the flight recipients were told she has one to three weeks of life left. The blood transfusions are continuing only to prolong her life until everyone can come to say goodbye. They have been requested to see palliative care Friday and a Hospice. The flight recipients are devastated as originally her life prognosis was for 16 months but they knew with their mothers compromised health that it could be shorter, but they didn’t expect her to progress in her illness so quickly, and certainly did not anticipate the diagnosis of one to three weeks that they received.

The flight recipient and her sister, Trish, have not had a chance to go and say goodbye. They can’t afford last minute airfare and the doctor has requested that they come as soon as possible. Because their mom lives out of province in London Ontario they will also have to pay for accommodations which complicates their ability to afford airfare. Their youngest sister does live in the same area as their mom but is suffering from an auto immune disorder so having them stay with her compromises her health.

Flight Hero Sponsor:

Lance Dunn has committed to helping Give A Mile raise at least 100,000 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.