We are in need of volunteers, event organizers & fundraisers!

Please contact Fabio at 940.399.9504

or at

Average cost of a round-trip flight from
Decatur to Houston:

$500 – $1000

Since Raquel’s Wings for Life is a non-profit organization, all proceeds fund the RWFL’s  goal of  providing complimentary transportation and service to patients. Expenses include the fueling and maintenance of the aircraft used in operation. All activities rely solely on donations, personal  funds and volunteer efforts.

Everyone is welcome to lend their resources and serve the community volunteering for Raquel’s Wings for Life. Sponsoring items including hats and T-shirts with the popular cancer treatment ribbon, can be purchased online or over the phone.  All proceeds go directly to the RWFL foundation and its operations.


On March 1, 2010 we got a phone call asking if we were able to fly Mr. Dippit’s daughter to MD Anderson in Houston. With the gracious dontation of a close friend, Fabio’s willingness to help out, and another friend giving up his time to be Fabio’s co-pilot we were able to give the family the answer they needed! ….YES! On March 2 the plane took off from Propwash traveling to Houston with the little girl in the back seat. As of right now we will be traveling back to Houston on Friday to pick her up. Please keep the Dippit family in your prayers!

Even with these crazy weather conditions we are still flying around helping people.  Starting on Monday December 4, 2010 Fabio took a little girl, Emily, that has a brain tumor and her mother to MD Ander son in Houston.  Fabio, along with many other helpful friends, have been going back and forth every week to let different family members be with the child. This family has been a blessing to help; no one in the family has previously been in a personal plane so it was a joy to see their faces the first time we took off.

With this situation and a couple previous ones Brad Richey, who owns a MD 500 Helicopter, picks Emily up at her house in the front yard(in the helicopter) then takes them to Propwash Airport to meet Fabio and get on his plane.  With the gracious help of Brad Richey it cuts even more time off of driving and gives a little more excitement to the family.  We would like to say a special thanks to everyone who uses their aircraft, donates money, and freely gives their time to help with this amazing organization.

We wish our patients the best and hope to help many more.

You are able to make donations at

First Financial Bank
608 West Hale Avenue
Decatur, TX 76234
(940) 683-8780


North Texas Bank
661 W. Thompson St.
Decatur, Tx 76234

Mailing address:
North Texas Bank
PO Box 1238
Decatur, TX 76234

Or you can mail it to

Raquel’s Wings for Life
351 Airport Rd. Box 2
Decatur, TX 76234
(940) 627-1050

You can also make a donation online with Credit Card or Paypal Account

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Raquel's Wings For Life
351 Airport Rd
Decatur, Tx. 76234

Fabio LaBrada
Founder and Pilot

Christine Mahoney

Amanda Donahue