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Flight #110

Flight Hero: Petrotranz


Flights of Compassion Required: 5

Travel Loyalty Points Required: 1,000,000

Points Raised: 807,260

Points to go: 192,740

Marg is a community volunteer with an outgoing and enthusiastic personality.  Almost every day for the last 9 years she has volunteered to drive adults and children who are receiving services from the Children’s Aid Society of Oxford County.  Marg has loved and cared for many children, providing a safe and loving environment within her volunteer role. At Christmas she even dons her special Mrs. Claus dress to make a difficult time for families magical.  Marg is a truly special person who brightens the day of everyone she meets.  Marg recently received the joyful news that her son and daughter in law who reside in Alberta were expecting their second child.  This was followed shortly by the sad news that her daughter in law had been diagnosed with breast cancer.  Doctors have been able to provide some treatment so that the baby could grow as s long as possible, but the time has come to deliver the baby prematurely in order to treat mom’s cancer more aggressively.  This baby is set to be delivered by C section in mid-November.  As Marg and her husband (who is also a cancer survivor) are retired, they are unable to fund a trip out west from Toronto to Calgary at this time so that they support their son (who has a serious illness), their daughter in law, and their two year old granddaughter through this uncertain and stressful time.  With the birth of this child will come some difficult days as Marg’s daughter in law undergoes further treatment which will include surgery immediately following the birth of the child, once mother and baby are stabilized.  A gramma’s love makes a lot of difference.  As someone who has given a great deal to other families, it would be wonderful to support Marg and her family at this conflicted time of joy and worry.  Please help us bring this family together. 

Flight Hero Sponsor:

Give A Mile is a local Calgary charity, that has a unique position to pool donated Aeroplan miles in order to provide flights to families in need of visiting a palliative or critical condition loved one. Give A Mile’s Goal is to provide 1 billion miles’ worth of flights to those in need.

 Petrotranz Inc., a Calgary Oil and Gas technology company is proud to announce that we are a full supporter of the Give A Mile campaign and have agreed to be a companywide “Flight Hero”. Our goal is to raise 125,000 miles as a team which is the equivalent of 5 flights of happiness over this Christmas holiday season. We know times are tough for many at this time and while there is the ability to make a cash donation, we are kindly asking your help in donating any Aeroplan miles possible. Simply click on the “Donate” button on this page. We appreciate all of your support and will be using our social media outlets to update you with the recent developments in regards to our progress with this initiative.

Thank you and Happy Holidays to you and your family!