Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Hat's Off To Fed-Ex

FedEx flies terminally ill girl home

Because of caring people and a caring company, a terminally ill little Green Forest girl was flown home Friday by air ambulance from M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, so she can spend her last days surrounded by the people who love her most.

Jada Harper, who turned seven on Sept. 1, has an inoperable malignant tumor in her brain and is in a coma with a ventilator doing her breathing for her. She has been at the famous cancer center in Houston since July, but her situation is now at the point not much else can be done to help her.

Friday afternoon, Jada was flown home to the Ozarks — on a gurney, attached to the machine that breathes for her. FedEx Freight paid the $11,000 bill for the special medical flight her family was unable to afford.


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I really can't add much to this.

As a parent, I can appreciate the gesture Fed-Ex did here. To have your child dying is a horror in itself. To be away from family and friends during the ordeal only adds to it. The expense of this trip is something most working families could not afford, we wouldn't be able to.

So hat's off to Fed-Ex

11 comments:

Gramma 2 Many said...

There is still good in the world. What a relief!
What an unselfish gesture for Fed Ex to make. We need to have more of that type of news.

Chuck said...

Gramma, agreed. Cool isn't it?

LomaAlta said...

Yes, Bravo FedEx!!
Good people doing good things.

shoprat said...

That is such a gesture.

Z said...

I hope she came out of the coma to enjoy her family during her last days.
What a wonderful gesture. Thanks for sharing this info, Chuck.

Z said...

wait...if Obama's healthcare thing goes into effect, would this be LEGAL?

The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

One of my Obama-supporting friends loves to rail against greedy, capitalist corporations. Wonder what he'd make of this?

DaBlade said...

good question Z. Private caring will not be allowed in Obamaland. Only the government should be able to fly Jada home... after a panel of beaurocrats take 2 or 3 years to decide.

Randy said...

Note that Fed-ex didn't fly her home on one of their planes, they literally took money out of their pocket and paid someone else (someone more qualified).

If they had used one of their own planes, this might not have looked as good. In today's economy, for a company (Fed-Ex) to accept this kind of expense is pretty amazing.

Thanks for sharing.

Chuck said...

LomaAlta, Shoprat, great of them

Z, I thought of that but was trying not to go there:)

Wordsmith, compare this to Michael Moore's "Capitalism is bad for everyone but me" movie

DaBlade, good point. Of course this will only happen if the proper forms have been filed

Randy, thought of that. It was cool of them to do it. Further I didn't get the impression they had any relationship here, just helping out.

MK said...

Good on ya Fedex, well done. Thanks for sharing that with us Chuck.