Stories of Hope
November 6, 2017

Caylee

Since her first visit to Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Caylee has had ten bowel reconstruction surgeries and numerous other medical procedures. Currently, she and her family travel to Pittsburgh every other month for doctor appointments. The in-between times, when Caylee falls violently ill after appearing healthy, are when…
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Stories of Hope
November 5, 2017

Nathan

Steven and Debby of Gowanda were overjoyed by the birth of their son, Nathan. After a relatively routine labor and delivery, worries developed as nurses discovered abnormalities within Nathan’s chest. At just two days old, doctors found that Nathan had suffered a collapsed lung and required immediate medical intervention from…
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Stories of Hope
November 4, 2017

Angelo

In June 2017, Angelo from Genesee County was riding his Harley Davidson home from dinner when he swerved to avoid a deer and hit a utility pole. There he sat for hours, unable to reach his cell and waiting for someone to discover and assist him. Read his words below:…
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Stories of Hope
November 3, 2017

Jarred

It was November when Jarred, a high school senior, woke up to get ready for another day of school in South Dayton. Being that it was just like every other Monday morning, he doesn’t remember many details – like what he was wearing or what he ate for breakfast. What…
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Stories of Hope
April 12, 2017

Stories of Hope: John D.

Mercy Flight is "the most wonderful organization I've ever dealt with," according to former patient, John Delellis.  Mercy Flight, he says, is operated by top-notch medical professionals, top-notch human beings, "the best people" in our society.  Delellis, then a 53-year-old sales engineer, made use of Mercy Flight on July 3,…
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Stories of Hope
April 12, 2017

Stories of Hope: Maddy & Tori

The only part of her life-changing car ride that 7-year- old Madison "Maddy" Phillips remembers is playing an alphabet game with her 6-year- old friend Tori Gibbs, Tori's brother Ricky, and Tori's grandmother Donna. In the game, the first person to locate and name an item beginning with a given letter wins. Then,…
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Stories of Hope
April 12, 2017

Stories of Hope: Bill

On April 2007, Bill was driving home to Easton, PA from a business trip in Western New York.  Bill had been able to bring his family along, and they all visited Niagara Falls and other sites in and around Buffalo.  On their journey home, they encountered a sudden, blinding snowstorm that prevented Bill from…
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