Raise your glass to Carl Evans tonight.

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What a great story nice to see some one go above and beyond and then some.

[FONT='Verdana','sans-serif']Friday the 13th may be considered an “unlucky” day for some, but for little Grace Patterson, Friday, February 13, turned out to be the first day of the rest of her life when she received the call about her long-awaited liver transplant. [/font]
[FONT='Verdana','sans-serif']At 13 days old, Gracie, the daughter of Memphis-based Pinnacle Airlines Capt. David Patterson and his wife, Rachel, was diagnosed with Maple Syrup Urine Disease (MSUD), a life-long, and potentially life-threatening metabolic disease that inhibits the breakdown of three of the amino acids in protein. [/font]
[FONT='Verdana','sans-serif']Gracie’s diagnosis led the Pattersons to the University of Pittsburgh Hospital, a renowned transplant and MSUD research facility. Dave and Rachel were able to control Gracie’s response to the disease by monitoring her amino acid levels and keeping her on a very restricted diet. While there is no cure for this genetic condition, the Pattersons were told a liver transplant would cure Gracie of the metabolic condition related to her disease and give her the best chance at a normal life without the life-altering risks associated with MSUD. [/font]
[FONT='Verdana','sans-serif']On Friday, February 13, at 3:40 p.m. (ET) in the middle of a trip, Capt. Patterson received a message from his wife that a compatible liver had been found, and the long-awaited liver transplant was immediately scheduled. From Oakland, Tennessee, Rachel and Grace, now 2, had only four and a half hours to get to the doors of Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. [/font]
[FONT='Verdana','sans-serif']Calling on his resources at Pinnacle, Capt. Patterson soon realized that Pinnacle’s commercial flights out of Memphis and into Pittsburgh would not meet their immediate needs, and Pinnacle did not have a spare aircraft that could be used for the urgent trip. Capt. Patterson then called Carl Evans, managing director of the Corporate Aviation Division of FedEx, with whom he had spoken earlier that week to discuss his time-sensitive need for air travel from Memphis to Pittsburgh. In the time it took Rachel and Grace to arrive at the FedEx corporate hangar, Evans had arranged everything, including transportation from PIT airport to the hospital. Due to Evans’s quick response and consummate professionalism, Grace made it to the hospital within the time required. [/font]
 

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Sorry for the choppiness not sure why it coppied like that and I posted it here because it gets the most traffic in general. Once again well done and Good luck Grace.
 

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I appluad FedEX and Carl Evans as well. Nice to see a company that cares.

Might I take this opportunity to thank the knidney donor as well. Too many of us are not donors, it is one of the most selfless this one can do in this life that means so little to us and so much to another.

Be a donor!
 
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