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When US marine corporal Joshua Lopez was severely injured in Afghanistan and placed at Walter Reed medical center his family.
Sure they would rarely get a chance to visit him at that live 3000 miles away but one special organization.
Changed all that -- swings organizes flight for military families so they can visit their wounded loved ones in the hospital.
No matter where they are in the country even 3000 miles away.
-- is now as the CEO hero in my mind.
-- -- -- -- swings Fletcher de L and along with him is Jessica Lopez the mother of US marine Joshua Lopez.
First of all Jessica.
How is your son.
Hi good morning he's doing quite well thank you he's -- -- -- Has gone through a lot of -- on these days he's found the -- -- very well it's very strong minded and.
Pushing himself to get forward thank you I said imagine that he was injured severely in Afghanistan.
Very mangled the other one had to be amputated.
Over forty surgeries you live in California.
Could you afford it what the other I mean yes.
But many many children and a husband could you afford to fly -- see him at Walter -- 3000 miles away it wasn't for loose swings.
Absolutely not concerned they finished that last seen -- Working as hard as they need to bring families together to be with their loved ones and be supportive and helped and get through this tragic time in their life.
So -- absolutely not I'm.
Very grateful for their existence and their hard work.
Where to Fletcher when I -- you what a great idea.
I guess -- -- I set up properly that's you know what you've been providing.
Hundreds and hundreds maybe you -- over 2000 flights now over the last five years where to get the idea.
I how bunch for the.
Friend it's and silver spring near Walter Reed and and she mentioned to me her experience having met our wounded warriors and and I thought you know these these heroes just need to have their families with them.
And and you know knowing the cost of flights and understanding that our wounded warriors recover for three maybe even for five years the cost of -- 11 of the most expensive.
Line items if you will for them during that recovery process and if we can set -- rotation plans.
To ensure that our wounded warriors have their Stanley and their friends and their loved ones by their bedside.
Throughout that whole process it's just good for everybody and so.
We said -- let's let's start book and some flights and so we did and we have done.
A little bit more than 1400.
Airplane tickets now in and out of twelve military hospitals that we serve today we also provides flights.
Two special operations command for our wounded special operations forces our Navy SEALs and green berets.
And we have a new program through the assisted living federation of America.
To provide end of life flights for their World War II veterans which is -- -- especially -- and -- We'll tell you he doesn't have -- military connection just has a great -- Jessica thank you for being with us our best to Joshua and the rest of your children.
She's taken I think all the kids -- her husband's been able to -- that 3000 miles to Walter Reed.
What -- thank you for -- for being with this morning and just the best do you always.
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