Support Free Air Ambulance in Remote Guyana

by Remote Area Medical
Support Free Air Ambulance in Remote Guyana
Support Free Air Ambulance in Remote Guyana
Support Free Air Ambulance in Remote Guyana
Support Free Air Ambulance in Remote Guyana
Support Free Air Ambulance in Remote Guyana
Support Free Air Ambulance in Remote Guyana
Support Free Air Ambulance in Remote Guyana
Support Free Air Ambulance in Remote Guyana
Support Free Air Ambulance in Remote Guyana
Support Free Air Ambulance in Remote Guyana
Support Free Air Ambulance in Remote Guyana
Support Free Air Ambulance in Remote Guyana
Support Free Air Ambulance in Remote Guyana
Support Free Air Ambulance in Remote Guyana
Jun 5, 2018

June 2018 Report: RAM Guyana Air Ambulance

Patients deplaning from the RAM Air Ambulance
Patients deplaning from the RAM Air Ambulance

The first five months of 2018 have been incredibly busy for the free RAM Air Ambulance Program!  Since the beginning of the year, our humanitarian volunteers have provided free care through the RAM Air Ambulance Program to 85 children and 414 adults (499 total).  This represents a total value of care worth $392,170!

Below is volunteer-told account of two passengers receiving care through this program:

RAM’s volunteer pilot, Andrew Shaw, along with RAM Chief Executive Officer, Jeff Eastman, departed Lethem, Guyana at 9:30 am on April 22, 2018 on a RAM Air Ambulance flight to Annai, a small village of about 550 Amerindians. After a short 30 minute flight that would have taken about 4 hours walking over the rough terrain, two patients were picked up, both late in their pregnancies and due to deliver at any moment.

 The village well in Annai is dry and there was no water to ensure a safe birth for their infants. The patients, age 19 and 21, were thankful for the airlift to the Lethem hospital, as by road it would be a rough journey placing both their lives and their unborn children in jeopardy. Despite heavy rains on the horizon, volunteer RAM pilot Andrew Shaw was safely able to fly the aircraft back to Lethem. While there, the women were met by Lawrence Wilson from the Lethem hospital and were then transported via ambulance to the hospital.

“This was just one of hundreds of successful RAM missions saving lives and making a difference,” Andrew Shaw said.  

Andrew Shaw, RAM Volunteer Pilot
Andrew Shaw, RAM Volunteer Pilot
The remote village of Annai in Guyana.
The remote village of Annai in Guyana.

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Remote Area Medical

Location: Rockford, Tennessee - USA
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Twitter: @ramusaorg
Project Leader:
Adria Heimburger
Rockford, Tennessee United States

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