At a very young age, Molly was diagnosed with anal-rectal malformation/high complex acute spinabifida. Her family was faced with many difficult decisions; one of them being how to get Molly to and from her lifesaving medical treatments at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital from Allentown, PA. Angel Flight East (AFE) immediately stepped in to fill that gap.
AFE is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the community by facilitating free air transportation to children and adults in need of medical treatment far from home. Volunteer pilots use their own aircraft and pay for all expenses of the East pilot, Frank Becker.
flight making it free to the passenger. Molly received her wings in November 2010 aboard her first flight with Angel Flight
From the first time Frank flew Molly and her family, he knew he wanted to fly them every time he could. What is normally a two leg flight, Frank turned into one by flying the whole way. Not only does he volunteer his time and aircraft to help Molly get to her treatment, but he is known to fly her back home after. Although Molly still requires ongoing treatments at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Frank is still her favorite angel. Recently, Frank, Molly, and her mom Colleen were featured on Local 12 News in Cincinnati, OH.
Frank, like many Angel Flight East pilots, are not ones who enjoy being in the spotlight and provide this remarkable service out of pure selflessness. Without his generosity, Molly may not be where she is today and her family could not be any more grateful.