Monday, September 27, 2010
A very special day
Today was a very important day for me. In 1990, I was flown in the STARS Air Ambulance. I was 6 years old. Without STARS, I may not be here right now. In 1996, my dad was flown.
Today, for the first time, I got to meet the pilot of my flight, Bob. It was emotional and so, so special. I got to sit inside the helicopter (it seemed much smaller than I remember!) and have a behind the scenes tour of what it takes to get and keep STARS in the air. It was amazing! While I was being flown, I had on a headset and Bob talked to me the entire flight. I remember him asking me what colour my house was, and about my family, and if I wanted to look out the window. For only being 6, I remember it so clearly. It was wonderful to finally be able to put a face to the voice I remember so well and to thank him and give him a hug.
I can't explain how honoured I feel to have meet all the wonderful men and women who are part of STARS and especially Bob. I feel like I can't express enough how thankful I am. Today is a day I won't forget.