Thank you for your friendship and for being a caring person. Thank you for giving me the chance to be part of your compassion mission.
Rex and Janie Lake”
*a letter we received in the mail
I would like to express my sincere appreciation for flying my wife, Carmeletta, in 2007 to MD Anderson in Houston. His help and donations help us in her fight against cancer. She lost her fight Novemeber 2007, but even at the she thought Fabio and his service was outstanding. Thank you so much for this wonderful service.
Fabio (and other volunteers), as the mother-in-law of Marc Semmelmann, thank you with all my heart that you have offered this marvelous service to cancer patients. As you know, it is difficult for Marc to sit for the 6 hours it takes to drive to Houston, and now, with you angels in the sky, he can arrive there in only a brief time. Fabio, what a wonderful & loving son you are to your dear mother, Raquel. She truly has her wings and is looking down from Heaven with such pride!!!! Thank you SO much for your unselfish discipleship. You are truly God’s special servant!!
I wanted to thank you again for flying Holly and me down to Houston. It was a bright spot to an otherwise difficult trip. You,and your co-pilots, really made Holly smile and my husband and I appreciate that more than words can say! We are still waiting on pathology reports but so far so good! We will keep you posted.
It’s been a while since we last spoke. I hope that all is going well for you. I just wanted to take a minute and update you on my father. Allot has happened since the last time we had the opportunity to fly with you. Not sure if you remember but my dad got excepting into doing a clinical trial at Anderson to hopefully stop the cancer in his lungs, back, groin, and stomach. After the 2ND phase which you flew him home from, with the other gentleman from Bridgeport I believe, he had to be hospitalized and taken off the the trial due to his bodies reaction to the medication. No more Houston. Dr’s then discovered a new tumor in his trachea occluding 70% of his airway and grew in only 8 days. Extremly scary stuff. Dr’s decided he had to have a stint put in imediatly and start a super strong dose of radation for 15 days in a row in Dallas. After the radiation he had to be hospitalized again for complications related to the treatment for 12 days at St Paul in Dallas. Basiclly the radiation also fryed his esphogus behind the trachea with the tumor. He couldn’t eat or drink anything and still can’t today. But he was released this morning and we took him home with a feeding tube placed in his stomach for norishment. Afraid to say with more bad news though. Test from the esphogus show active cancer cells there now also. So, now the trying to find the next step in this fight. Luckly after some phone calls he’s back in at MD Anderson. We got an appointment for Monday morning to see his old Dr. Right now my dad is feeling better with high moral and a positive attitude. We plan on trying to drive him Sunday and being back in the middle of the week if all go’s well. Keep your fingers crossed for a plan by the Dr. Like I said, alot has happened the last few weeks and I’m sorry I haven’t been in touch. I did give your email address to my step mother (Karol) who sends out updates on my dad spuraticly. Thanks again for all you’ve done. The effect you have on people for the things you do is truely amazing. You do give people a fighting chance. We’ll be in touch, and maybe we’ll get the chance to fly again.