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Mass. Marine Trying To Get Home For Cancer Treatment
CBS Boston / WBZ ^ | Dec 3, 2010 | Ron Sanders

Posted on 12/03/2010 8:14:56 PM PST by Westbrook

Video at the site

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.

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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 jessicashepherdfund@breakoutpr.com or call 617-942-1560.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: cancer; jessica; military; navair; prayer; prayers; privatejet
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This is our niece.

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!

1 posted on 12/03/2010 8:15:00 PM PST by Westbrook
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To: Westbrook

Are you guys in contact with any other NC media so far?


2 posted on 12/03/2010 8:21:27 PM PST by Bodleian_Girl (Play, ya pay.)
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To: Westbrook

Please let the Freeper Nation know in more detail how we can help. God Bless.


3 posted on 12/03/2010 8:21:46 PM PST by davetex (All my weapons got melted by a meteor!! No Sh*t)
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To: Westbrook

I think Neal Boortz used to fly for one of the medical flight organizations.


4 posted on 12/03/2010 8:21:57 PM PST by Tuscaloosa Goldfinch ( T.G., global warming denier.)
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To: Westbrook; Brad's Gramma; onyx; penelopesire; NYer; kitkat; Kitty Mittens; Kathy in Alaska; ...

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
vital treatment.

God be with your niece, Westbrook.. His ways are
mysterious and miraculous.


5 posted on 12/03/2010 8:27:04 PM PST by STARWISE (The overlords are in place .. we are a nation under siege .. pray, go Galt & hunker down)
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To: Westbrook

Not sure if I understand that a (small) private plane has less vibration that a (large) commercial jet.

Nevertheless...I wish her well.


6 posted on 12/03/2010 8:28:44 PM PST by toldyou (Even if the voices aren't real they have some pretty good ideas.)
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To: STARWISE

Prayers up for this Marine and family! God watch over all of
them and give them the strength and courage needed at a time
like this!


7 posted on 12/03/2010 8:32:00 PM PST by LUV W (Atlas has shrugged)
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To: Westbrook

You might want to look into Angel Flights.

http://www.angelflightsoars.org/about_faq.htm#06

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

Good luck.


8 posted on 12/03/2010 8:32:52 PM PST by IGotTheBlueStateBlues
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To: Westbrook

Lifting prayer.


9 posted on 12/03/2010 8:53:35 PM PST by TASMANIANRED (Liberals are educated above their level of intelligence.. Thanks Sr. Angelica)
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To: Westbrook

Prayers


10 posted on 12/03/2010 8:54:41 PM PST by pandoraou812 (You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.)
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To: Westbrook; STARWISE

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.


11 posted on 12/03/2010 8:59:20 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: Westbrook

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.


12 posted on 12/03/2010 9:08:55 PM PST by Racehorse (Preach the Gospel at all times. If necessary, use words.)
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To: Westbrook

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.

http://www.angelflightsoars.org/


13 posted on 12/03/2010 9:12:46 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: Tuscaloosa Goldfinch

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.


14 posted on 12/03/2010 9:30:52 PM PST by Heart of Georgia
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To: Westbrook

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.


15 posted on 12/03/2010 9:38:48 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: Westbrook

May God bless Jessica and all of you.


16 posted on 12/04/2010 3:08:05 AM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: magslinger
Ping to Freeper A/C owner/operators.

Limbo - - well?

Prayers for this quickly getting resolved
17 posted on 12/04/2010 3:20:32 AM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus - Domari Nolo)
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To: Westbrook

My prayers and ove to your niece. God Bless both she and her family.


18 posted on 12/04/2010 3:38:04 AM PST by Amberdawn
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To: Westbrook

I meant Love...sorry *sigh*


19 posted on 12/04/2010 3:38:50 AM PST by Amberdawn
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To: Bodleian_Girl

We live in New England, so we don’t know any NC media. Thanks for the tip!


20 posted on 12/04/2010 4:28:25 AM PST by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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