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Volunteer pilot helps family of 9-year-old boy battling brain cancer relocate for free

"We're just really touched that someone who doesn't even know us is willing to do this."

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John Cooney is only 9 years old, but he's currently fighting the battle of his life against an inoperable brain tumor. So when his mother got a new job opportunity in California that would allow her to spend more time with her son and give him better care, she couldn't say no. But the problem was getting there from their home across the country in Boston — a problem that Angel Flight NE was happy to help with. The nonprofit helps relocate families dealing with medical needs free of charge thanks to its large amount of widely available volunteer pilots.

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