Skip to comments.Mass. Marine Trying To Get Home For Cancer Treatment
Posted on 12/03/2010 8:14:56 PM PST by Westbrook
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BOSTON (CBS) So many times has Jessica Shepherd helped others, says her mother: as a flight crew chief for Marine helicopters in Iraq and more recently at Costal Carolina ...
Now, Jessica has a rare and aggressive form of esophageal cancer; tumors have fractured her spine and she needs a private flight to Boston for treatment because she could not stand the vibration of a helicopter or a regular commercial flight.
The family was in the process of setting up a web site and a fund for people who want to help. Until then, relatives said anyone who wanted to help could send an e-mail to email@example.com or call 617-942-1560.
If anybody knows how to forward this to SARAH PALIN, please do!!
We believe that she would want to help, especially since she has a son in active duty.
And please, PLEASE pray for out niece Jessica!
Are you guys in contact with any other NC media so far?
Please let the Freeper Nation know in more detail how we can help. God Bless.
I think Neal Boortz used to fly for one of the medical flight organizations.
Mercy call !! Anyone who can, please help,
and please pray for Jessica.
Lord, provide Angel’s Wings so Your wonderful
servant, Jessica, will find a way to safely fly for
God be with your niece, Westbrook.. His ways are
mysterious and miraculous.
Not sure if I understand that a (small) private plane has less vibration that a (large) commercial jet.
Nevertheless...I wish her well.
Prayers up for this Marine and family! God watch over all of
them and give them the strength and courage needed at a time
You might want to look into Angel Flights.
Also, since she’s a New England native, you might try reaching out to either the Red Sox or Patriots. Both do a lot for the military and both teams have private planes. Curt Schilling could be especially helpful. He’s easily reached on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/gehrig38
Serious rayers for your niece, Jessica.
I see that you’ve already received some good links.
Sarah Palin just finished her last stop on her book tour in Columbia, SC, so I don’t know where she is right now.
Prayers lifted up.
Is not the Navy/Marine Corps/military providing medical care?
Here in San Antonio we have two military hospitals with excellent oncology departments. One at Wilford Hall Medical Center (Lackland AFB) and the other at Brooks Army Medical Center (Ft Sam Houston). These are inter service facilities.
I’m a seven year cancer survivor, thanks to the oncologists at WHMC. Suffered from a much more common cancer but started treatment at stage 3.
The military flies med evac flights in and out of the area most everyday. If treatment is only available in Boston, seems to me the military could arrange to transport your niece.
Whatever the circumstances, my prayers are with her and her family.
There is a network of private jets that will carry special passengers and organs from organ donors when needed. Here is the link. There is no charge.
Angel Flight. Does he still fly for them? If not, I’m sure he still has connections to them and could help in some way.
Certainly, I join in prayer for your niece, Jessica, and family.
The angelflights link is probably the best lead. An alternative could be a larger mobile home that could transport her from what sounds like NC to MA. It would obviously take longer, but might be more smooth, less trauma on her delicate body.
May God bless Jessica and all of you.
My prayers and ove to your niece. God Bless both she and her family.
I meant Love...sorry *sigh*
We live in New England, so we don’t know any NC media. Thanks for the tip!