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Flight1: Confidently Soaring

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Kids facing serious illness lose their freedom to navigate life. Flight1 gives kids their wings back, flying them above pain to new levels of self-confidence. The program, grounded in the life experiences of founder Marcus Strawhorn, is taking off in Indianapolis.


Founded in 2011, Flight1 uses the joy of learning to fly as a way to instill confidence in kids dealing with serious illnesses. The multi-year program delivers experiences ranging from flight simulator games, to flying a real plane — all free of cost to the participants.

When Marcus Strawhorn received a diagnosis with a life expectancy of just a few years, he wondered how to fit a lifetime of fatherhood into a short time. He remembered that learning to fly a plane positively impacted his character, and he set out to teach his son. Now remarkably restored to full health, Marcus passes on the lesson through the work of Flight1.

To learn more about Flight1, and to support and engage with them, visit their site http://flight1.org/


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