Fla.-based IB member Jerry Trachtman has combined his passion for flying and volunteering in his community to help make a difference.
Trachtman is a pilot for Angel Flight Southeast, a nonprofit that provides free air transportation to medical facilities for individuals who need it most.
Through his longstanding relationship with Angel Flight Southeast, Trachtman recently was able to help provide transportation for a young cancer patient and his family who lives in Columbia, S.C. The family had to spend two weeks in Miami, where the 4-year-old son received chemotherapy. Trachtman flew them home after the treatment.
Trachtman has been involved with the Angel Flight Southeast program for almost 30 years. He pilots and uses his own plane, fuel and time to help transport individuals who are injured and/or dealing with health issues.
“My heart has always gone out to those who have to deal with injuries or health issues that make it difficult to do the day-to-day things we take for granted,” said Trachtman.
Along with being a volunteer for Angel Flight Southeast, Trachtman also serves his community by volunteering with the Jewish Federation of Brevard and the International Research Foundation for RSD/CRPS. He also flies for the Veterans Airlift Command, which transports wounded soldiers.
To learn more about Trachtman’s work with Angel Flight Southeast and other community outreach efforts, visit www.trachtman-law.com. For more information on Angel Flight Southeast, please contact Jerry Trachtman or visit www.angelflightse.org.