By JohnCT, 2021-12-06
It’s hard to describe what the last few years have been like.
How your life can change in an instant, the morning you wake up and you can’t get out of bed, the surgeon telling you he will do his best, there is a 50/50 chance you’ll walk again after your spinal surgery. Followed by 6 months of physical therapy and then a diagnosis of stage 3 renal cancer, more surgery. Another year and a half and now it’s thyroid cancer, so they take that out. 1 more year and it’s renal cancer again, more surgery, take more out.
I have always dreamed of being able to fly, I’m great full to the pilot that gave me my first experience to look out the window eye to eye with a Hawk in a thermal and sealed my love of soaring.
How amazing to find Freedoms Wings, people willing to donate their time to make others dreams come true. After multiple cancers and degenerative spinal disease, I’m becoming a glider pilot. And if all goes well, one day it will by my turn to help make someone’s dream come true.
I now have my first two training flights in the log book, I can’t thank Freedoms Wings enough and I’m honored to be a part of the group.