When four-year old Solomon required medical transportation for cancer care, PALS was able to make the trip from Virginia to New York more manageable

free flight for cancer care

A four-hour drive may not sound that long, but when you’re a young boy being treated for cancer, every minute counts .

At a young age Solomon started experiencing symptoms that doctors were not able to diagnose. After multiple visits to his pediatrician, local hospitals and urgency care facilities, it was clear something wasn’t right.

Finally after have some imaging done, Solomon’s parents, received the news. Solomon had a tumor growing on the left side of his body.

Traveling 4 hours with a child is hard enough. When that child is receiving cancer treatment, it’s almost impossible

“It was a significant difference from us having to plan the trips, figure out how we were gonna get there. It took out the guessing game with transportation and made the whole process easier, significantly."
Esther, Solomon's Mom
“For me and for Solomon, I just held him so tight and I was just like, I'm so blessed.
The fact that this organization even exists is amazing.”
Esther, Solomon's Mom

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free flight for cancer care

Our Story

PALS began its mission to provide free medical, compassion and veteran flights back in 2010. It was the dream of our founders, who as pilots felt their skills and resources could help people with free air transportation for medical treatments.

That initial inspiration and the first PALS flight has now grown to over 25,000 flights for over 2,300 families and an astounding 5.4 million miles flown. Quite an accomplishment for a free air travel organization a little over 10 years old.

Our Passenger Stories

Over the years and over many missions, we’re honored and humbled to hear how many lives we’ve been able to impact. Often times when a person is diagnosed with a life-changing illness, the care they need is inaccessible by car due to the repeat trips and length of each trip. When these families and individuals reach out to PALS, our team of volunteer pilots and mission coordinators go to work to make free travel to a medical facility or hospital possible. The stories we hear and those that our patients send us are all the reward we need.

Let’s make more critical medical flights and compassion flights happen! We cannot do it without you.