A reader highlights the value of volunteers who take patients to appointments

December 17, 2012
Giving patients a lift

“After face transplant, Va. man finds renewed life” [Dec. 4] was both informative and heartwarming. I like knowing about the medical possibilities. Along with the brilliant doctors who take care of these incredible cases are the transportation providers who see that patients such as Richard Norris find their way to these medical appointments. One of those providers is John Billings of Woodstock, Va., who weekly provides volunteer angel flights for patients in need and, in fact, flew Richard Norris to appointments.

Barbara Goode, Harrisonburg, Va.

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