Welcome to my Cross for LifeFlight Fundraising Page!
Ten years ago, I was in a small plane that crashed into the ocean while flying from Matinicus Island to Owls Head in Maine. All four of us aboard the plane survived, but not without serious injury. Many came together that day to aid and rescue us, including LifeFlight of Maine. Both LifeFlight helicopters (there were two at the time) were deployed, one of which transported me. I later learned that my injuries were life-threatening, and without my LifeFlight transport, I would have died.
I have made a full recovery, and for the seventh year, I will participate in the Cross for LifeFlight, formerly known as the Islesboro Crossing.
This fundraising event is a self-directed outdoor challenge that can be completed anytime during the month of August. I have two adventures planned. On August 22, I will be the safety paddler for my pal Megan Phillips as she and fellow Chewonki teammates swim the waters of Muscongus Bay. To celebrate 10 years since my accident, I will also paddle a 10-mile route in Penobscot Bay during the last week of August. My husband and bestie Matt is not swimming this year, but he is all in with both his fundraising and cheerleading support. Our gratefulness to LifeFlight never goes away.
This year the money raised will help LifeFlight upgrade their fleet. Since 1998, over 31,000 patients have been transported. State of the art aircraft is essential to care for these critically ill and injured patients. Please consider making a donation of any size to help LifeFlight continue the courageous and life-saving work they do 24/7.
Thank you and GO LIFEFLIGHT!!!