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NC charity flies seriously ill kids to hospitals

January 14, 2017
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Please install the latest Adobe Flash Player Plugin to watch this content. MORRISVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) — For a child battling a serious illness or injury, finding the right treatment can be difficult. Getting to that treatment can be even more challenging. A Morrisville non-profit is trying to help one child at a time by giving hope, through flight. “These kids have to travel hundreds, if not thousands of miles to get to the care they need,” said Haley Terry, vice president of programs for Children’s Flight of Hope. “We couldn’t go down to Florida if it weren’t for this organization. There’s no way financially we could make it there every three months,” said Jessica Curtis, whose four-year-old son, Brodie, is fighting cancer. Early Friday morning, Curtis was getting Brodie ready for a visit to Shands Cancer Hospital at the University of Florida. Brodie was joined on the trip by 13-year-old Howell Brown, 10-year-old Kenley Hendricks, and three-year-old Ridge Riley, who also have cancer. They all got to their appointments with the help of Children’s Flight of Hope. “We’ve expanded our partnerships from a...

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