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Upcoming Events

Holiday Valley Mardi Gras to Benefit Mercy Flight

March 10 - March 11
Join the Mercy Flight team at the annual Ellicottville Winter Carnival Mardi Gras event happening Ma...

Beacon of Hope Gala

September 29 @ 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Our annual gala celebration will take place on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at our Buffalo base insi...

Stories of Hope

Thank you again Mercy Flight for saving my life…and my feet!

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Stacey Eastman was in the wrong place at the wrong time when tragedy struck. It was October 16th, 2012 when she was driving home after running errands, and needed Mercy Flight’s critical care. "I was heading back home after picking up a pizza and a girl driving down the hill…

Mercy Flight saved my sweet girl fives time in her young life

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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…

Nathan saved as a newborn baby…and now he’s a military pilot

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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…

News & Blog

February 8, 2018

Hometown Heroes series to run in Batavia Daily News

A hero can be defined as someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself. If heroism can be quantified, then the stories of first responders and EMS personnel, who answer the call when emergency strikes, can be told in sheer numbers. Starting my career with…
February 8, 2018

Mercy Flight’s medical partners are invaluable to mission success

“As far as I’m concerned, Mercy Flight runs the premier air and ground service in our area. They are also dedicating the resources necessary, regardless of finances. That’s very rare in this day of medicine.” Dr. Darryl Wenner of Springville, NY has a passion for emergency medical care. So much…
February 7, 2018

The day my life forever changed

June 23rd, 2014. The day my life forever changed.  I was riding down RT-33 headed to Batavia on my motorcycle, and a deer ran out in front of me. I had zero time to react and ran right into her. After that, my mind went blank, but I now know…