Whilst surfing the net the other day i found myself on a CLL blog that was written by a lady named Donna Gregory. She had been keeping a blog about her husbands fight with Chronic Leukaemia and it told of his diagnosis,treatment and (at the time) remission from the illness.
what made this story so moving was that this blog was written by a lady who had died, along with her husband and athe pilot of the light aircraft they had been travelling in when it crashed in August 2008. he final entry was by another author who had the sad task of telling her readers what had occured.
This is a exerpt from the article in the Boston Globe.
"EASTON -- A cancer patient, his wife, and their pilot were killed this morning when a single-engine airplane operated by Angel Flight New England crashed in a parking lot on its way from a Long Island, N.Y. airport to Logan International Airport in Boston.
The crash at 10:25 a.m. killed Robert and Donna Gregory of Riverhead, N.Y., and pilot Joe E. Baker of Brookfield, Conn., authorities said.
“Sadly, we learned the Angel Flight patient and his wife and the pilot were lost,” said Amy Camerlin, a spokeswoman for Angel Flight, an organization of volunteer pilots that helps needy patients get medical care. “They were traveling to Boston for medical treatment. Our deepest sympathy goes out to the patient’s and pilot’s families.”
Robert Gregory was headed to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute for treatment. He suffered from chronic lymphocytic leukemia, according to a blog written by his wife that chronicled his struggle with the disease.
To read Donna's blog click HERE.
To read the complete article about the accident click HERE to go to the Boston.com Website.
What a tradgedy that such a thing would happen to such brave people already fighting a battle, and then having their lives ended in such a cruel way.
Angel Flight are a great and noble organisation, lets hope that such a loss will not stop them from doing such remarkable and noteworthy work for others in need.