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Flight #160

Flight Hero: Sinopec Canada

Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Manila, Philippines

Flights of Compassion Required: 2

Travel Loyalty Points Required: 165,000

Points Raised: 376,971

Points to go: -211,971

My name is Lisa, I am a nurse consultant from the palliative consult team and I am writing this on behalf of Aniceto as his English is not good. Ancieto and his common law wife Digna came to Canada about 10 years ago when Digna’s daughter sponsored them. They have both worked hard to make a better life but unfortunately Aniceto was diagnosed with sarcoma in July 2014. He has had all possible treatments but the cancer continues to grow and spread to his lungs. He now understands that he has come to the end of his life and his last wish is to return home to die in the Philippines. Digna would like to go with him as he will need her support for the long flight. She is worried about her job so plans to return to Calgary in about two months. They have many family and friends in the Philippines that will help care for Aniceto. Aniceto has 2 children in the Philippines that he has only recently reconnected with as well as other family he wishes to see. Digna dearly wants to honor his last wish and has been asking other family for help financing this as money is very tight. The support from this program would make such a difference to this lovely couple. They don’t ask for help and are always so thankful and appreciative when any of us interact with them. This needs to happen while Aniceto is still well enough to do the long flight, so we are hoping he can leave before the end of July.

Flight Hero Sponsor:

Sinopec Canada (www.sinopeccanada.com) is a diversified oil and natural gas company, focused on exploiting its land base in Alberta and north east British Columbia. The company has a balanced mix of crude oil, liquids-rich natural gas and resource play natural gas and is a 9.03% partner in the Syncrude oilsands joint venture. Sinopec Canada is a business unit of Sinopec International Petroleum Exploration and Production Corporation (SIPC) and is indirectly owned by China Petrochemical Corporation (Sinopec Group), one of the world’s largest enterprises.

Sinopec Canada 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.