Let your members know about the latest news for the ministry. Highlight your mission statement and the goals of the ministry.Mr. J was a 18 year old riding with his girlfriend near Peoria, IL when he sustained a life changing spinal cord injury in October 2013. In fact, Mr. J was in cardiac arrest multiple times. He said he was aware of his emergency care having a breathing tube placed so his airway would stay open.
After a long course of care at the Regional Spinal Cord Injury unit and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Mr. Jay was transferred to Presence Holy Family hospital near Chicago for a two month stay. Mr. Jay’s father and mother spent many long days and nights caring for their child, and like any parent, wondering where their son could get the best care available.
After researching spinal cord injuries his Dad found Dr. John McDonald who has developed electronic stimulation therapies working at the Kennedy-Krieger Institute in Baltimore, MD (a 14 hour trip by ground.
His Dad wrote in “Abe’s” journal, in part, “Jesse has endured 8 months of illness, set backs , mental and physical pain after an auto accident left him paralyzed from the shoulders down.”
He continued, “He has not gotten a break until he was accepted at KKI and found Grace on Wings to take him there. This is the first chance to get his life back and we will always be indebted to you for making this happen. Thank you again, God bless.”
The crew serving on this mission included Hal Blank, command pilot; Rudy Schwarz, co-pilot; Matt Guy, Chief Nurse & Paramedic; and John Hannigan, Respiratory Therapist on June 12, 2014.
We at Grace on Wings praise the Lord for a safe and successful 301st mission. Continue to pray for Mr. Jay, his family, and the continued work and calling of Grace on Wings as we honor Christ and His love thorough aviation.
God bless you,