Stories of Hope
November 19, 2018

Maria and her lifelong passion for EMS after camping incident

Maria was just thirteen-years-old when she was camping with family friends eight years ago. A young boy at the campsite discovered a gun and accidentally shot Maria in the leg. The bullet shattered Maria’s femur and pierced her femoral artery, causing life-threatening bleeding to occur. Maria’s sister called 911 and…
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Stories of Hope
November 19, 2018

8-Month-Old Maverick saved by the “Angels in Orange”

Maverick was just 8-months-old when a family dog suddenly bit him, causing serious trauma to the left side of his face and ear. The severity of the bite required immediate facial surgery and specialized care. Maverick and his mother, Erika, were rapidly airlifted by Mercy Flight to the Genesee County…
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November 22, 2017

Oishei Childrens Hospital Update November 22nd

An exclusive interview with Dr. Joshua Lynch. Listen to the recap on Kiss 98.5 here: kiss985.com November 21, 2017 http://www.kiss985.com/media/audio-channel/oishei-childrens-hospital-update-november-22nd
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November 22, 2017

Oishei Children’s Hospital welcomes first Mercy Flight

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Now that Oishei Children's Hospital is up and running, Mercy Flight will continue to land its life-saving flights on its roof. A ceremonial first flight arrived at the Children's Hospital Monday. Officials say the helipad at the new hospital isn't much different than its predecessor, and flights…
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November 22, 2017

Mercy flight getting 3 new helicopters

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WKBW) - Thanks to a long-term, low-interest $23 million loan from M&T Bank and the USDA, Mercy Flight has purchased three new Bell 429 helicopters to help replace its aging fleet. The new medical choppers are larger, faster and have better safety - but perhaps the biggest advantage…
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Stories of Hope
November 6, 2017

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

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

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

After devastating motorcycle wreck, Angelo thanks his ‘Angels in Orange’

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

Mercy Flight nurse lowered into wreck to start lifesaving care and save Jarred’s life

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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