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You have the opportunity to "Sponsor A Mission" for a donation of only $1,420. This is a perfect opportunity for companies, organizations, service clubs, scout troops or families to support Mercy Flight and see the results. We will send you a handwritten note telling you about the difference your contribution made with a patient about the mission you helped us complete.

We perform our lifesaving services without regard to our patients’ insurance status or ability to pay.

As a result, Mercy Flight forgave more than $1.6 million last year (an average of $1,420 per mission)

for care provided to uninsured or under-insured patients.

Mercy Flight Western New York is a not-for-profit 501(c) (3) corporation and relies on contributions from our supporters. While third party payors reimburse us a portion of each flight’s true cost, we still rely on additional funding from individual contributions, corporate donations, community fundraisers, and community grants.  All donations are tax-deductible where nearly $0.89 of every dollar is used directly toward program expenses.

Patient Testimonials

See the direct impact your support can have when Mercy Flight was there for patients when they needed it

Michelle’s Story

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Michelle was celebrating Independence Day with her family in Chautauqua County, when high velocity fireworks hurtled toward her. She saw a white flash, and in an instant, her clothing caught fire as the pyrotechnic device hit her and remained in her lap. Within minutes, Michelle was airlifted from the scene…

Celebrating Life 30 Years Later: Lydia’s Story

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By Deanna Garwol When Lydia Grossi-Young woke up on June 1, 1990, she had no idea that what occurred next would change her life forever. That morning, Lydia and her friend, then both nursing students, were driving down Route 77 on their way to a summer course when they collided…
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Molly’s Story of Adversity, Healing, and New Beginnings

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By Leah Czerwinski In February of 1997, Molly Saper’s life changed forever. Saper and her friends went to Ellicottville for a weekend ski trip. When they arrived, they decided to walk into town to grab something to eat. During this walk, the Buffalo native was struck by a car. She…