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Heartland Helps Hospice Patient Participate in Dream Flight

Heartland Hospice serving Central Wisconsin helped patient, Robert Cole, participate in an Ageless Aviation Foundation Dream Flights event at the Stevens Point Municipal Airport. Dream Flights are held as a way to honor local veterans with a ride in a Boeing Stearman, World War II open cockpit airplane flown by community pilots. Each veteran is assisted into the aircraft by local firefighters then experiences an approximately 15-minute flight over the area.

“It was great to finally be welcomed home,” stated Robert.  “When I came back from Vietnam I wasn’t welcomed back,” he added. Robert served in the army during the Vietnam War from 1966 to 1970. After his Dream Flight was completed, Robert was greeted by his wife, Jeanne; Heartland Hospice nurse, Kristi LeJeunesse; and pilot, Darryl Fisher.

“That ride was like freedom,” exclaimed Robert.

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