|MISSION 457 - CEDUNA / PARAFIELD / CEDUNA|
In memory of Dennis
71-year-old Dennis Pearsons was flown to Adelaide to enable him to attend a specialist appointment at the Urology Clinic of the Royal Adelaide Hospital following surgery for Prostate Cancer.
Dennis was grateful to all involved who helped him.
“I don’t quite know how to express my appreciation to Angel Flight,” said Mr. Pearsons.
“I’m just very grateful for the time and effort that Angel Flight and the pilots have put in to help me. I certainly couldn’t have driven myself as I tend to fall asleep easily and there is a chance I could fall asleep at the wheel. And if it meant travelling 10-12 hours by bus I just wouldn’t have gone as it’s so long and very tiring.”
Mr. Pearsons, whose wife Norma passed away nearly a year ago, said his friend Val called on Angel Flight for help following surgery for removal of what was found to be a cancerous tumour in his bladder.
“I was feeling very tired and really flat after the operation and I shared with Val that I didn’t think I could manage the road trip to get further treatment,” Mr. Pearsons said.
“Because of how I felt I hadn’t thought about phoning even though I knew about Angel Flight as they had helped my wife Norma when she had to travel to Whyalla for treatment. But, thankfully, Val stepped in and it’s made a big difference to me.”
Angel flight 1 by Rex Regional Express
Angel flight 2 by Bryan Trigg
Comment by Bryan
"The Angel flight from Parafield to Ceduna was very successful, Dennis was certainly grateful. He told me that once he travelled from Ceduna to Port Augusta by car for a specialist appointment only to find out the consultant had gone home early and he had missed out even though he was at the rooms a good half hour before his appointment. He then had to drive home again, a round trip of 900kms - it took him nearly a week to recover. So to able to fly home in 2 & 3/4 hours after getting out of hospital that morning, he was very grateful. he also enjoyed looking at the country once we got over Eyre Peninsula and he knew the land marks.
It was a very pleasant flight with no cloud but a strong head wind most of the way to Ceduna. made up time on the way home.
As you can see by the nice new paint job, the plane slips along quite nicely"