Woman Returns To New York, Angel MedFlight Donates Flight
By Steve Hall
December 13, 2011 - After being struck by a car in the
Virgin Islands, a severely injured Long Island woman is
back in New York, thanks to the efforts of her mother,
Congressman Tim Bishop and Angel MedFlight. Breem was
hit by a car in St. Thomas, suffering a traumatic brain
injury and partial paralysis .
Kelly Breem suffered a traumatic brain injury Nov. 14 when she was hit by a car while crossing a street on the island of St. Thomas, USVI. She fell into a coma and remained partially paralyzed at a St. Thomas hospital.
When Breem?s mother, Althea Richardson, learned that the
hospital did not have the faculties available to treat
her daughter?s brain stem injury, she made a plea to her
local congressman, Tim Bishop, for help.
Congressman Bishop directed his office to work on Ms. Breem?s behalf after learning that she could only receive the medical care she needs in the mainland U.S., and the cost of a medical evacuation flight was prohibitive for the family. He contacted leading international air medical transport provider Angel MedFlight for the flight.
her family needed our help in this tragic situation, and I thank
Angel MedFlight for being true to their name and immediately
offering their life-saving services free of charge,? says
Congressman Bishop. When Rep. Bishop?s staff informed Angel
MedFlight CEO Jeremy Freer of the severity of Ms. Breem?s
condition, Freer offered to perform the air ambulance flight at
brain injuries are alike and studies have shown that patients
who receive treatment at brain injury rehabilitation facilities
make more progress in their recoveries,? says Freer. ?We are
pleased to partner with Congressman Bishop and provide Kelly?s
medical flight so that she has access to the specialized care
she needs in New York.?
MedFlight medically transports patients to health care
facilities around the world. Many of those flights have
transported brain-injured patients to specialty rehabilitation
centers where they receive comprehensive treatment.
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