Angel Wheels Partners with Clinics to Provide Wheels That Heal

By Ryan Miller, Intern, Old Dominion University Southeastern Virginia Health System (SEVHS) in Newport News is one of eight community health centers in the greater Hampton Roads area that helps the insured, underinsured, and uninsured. They also are one of four clinics in the area that offers health treatment for the homeless, otherwise known as […]

Angel Wheels Transports Child to ‘Best Doctors in the World’

By Allison Garrett, Intern, Norfolk Academy Kristine first started to become concerned when her two-year-old son, Zeq, weighed only nineteen pounds and was severely malnourished. His body rejected all foods, and Kristine was forced to continue breast-feeding him since that’s the only nutrition he could tolerate. When she took him to get checked for allergies, […]

‘Not Enough Thanks to Go Around’ for Angel Wheels

By Taylor Allen, Intern, Virginia Wesleyan College It started as any regular doctor’s appointment for Ruben A., of Sullivan County, New York. “I told my doctor that I was having a lot of discomfort in doing normal day- to-day activities,” said Ruben, 68. After he explained his problem, his doctor did a PSA test. The […]

Driver’s ‘Little Buddy’ In Line for Kidney Transplant

The day that shouldn’t have to come came on October 24, 2011 to eight-year-old Jose. It was the day his mother dreaded, the day he began dialysis for stage five chronic kidney disease. Jose was born with a congenital defect found only in male infants, posterior urethral valve. This is an abnormality causing obstruction of […]

Eliminating Bumps in the Road

This is a guest post by Emily Altmann, a senior communications major at Virginia Wesleyan College in Norfolk, serving as an intern with Mercy Medical Angels. When Susie, a recent Angel Wheels patient, was diagnosed with Cholangiocarcinoma in August of 2010, options were limited for the 26-year-old, single mother of three. Cholangiocarcinoma is a relatively […]

First Angel Wheels Mission Provides Hopeful Ride for Boy with Epilepsy

The wheels on Mike and Jackie’s rig turned very early the morning of July 19 as the couple headed to Charlestown, Indiana, to pick up Stanley, the first Angel Wheels patient to get a ride in a motor coach since the nonprofit organization was reinstated by Mercy Medical Angels. Mike Miller is a volunteer driver […]

In Memoriam

William L. (Bill) Connor, founder of Angel Bus, age 50, lost his four-year battle with leukemia in September, 2008. Bill developed his love of buses as a kid growing up in St. Paul, Minnesota.  As a youth, he had no other transportation, so he got everywhere he needed to go on a bus.  Later he […]

Home For Christmas

Angel Wheels volunteer drivers Les and Pam Davidson were honored to provide the gift of transportation to Osvaldo L., a ten-year-old boy, just prior to Christmas.  Osvaldo requires routine medical appointments at UCLA Medical Center due to liver and bone marrow transplant. Les and Pam picked Osvaldo and his mother up at the UCLA Medical Center and took […]