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Michelle Burdock

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Michelle Burdock

Michelle Burdock of Eureka, California, doesn’t remember the Cal-Ore flight that saved her life. That’s because she was unconscious and, according to doctors, within an hour of dying. Michelle, a former nurse, had been dealt a one-two punch in the form of kidney cancer and pancreatic cancer. She’d had complications and had been advised to get her affairs in order. But thanks to her strong spirit, generous support from the American Cancer Society, specialized medical care from both John Hopkins Hospital in Maryland and Stanford University Medical Center in California, and her Cal-Ore Life Flight crew, Michelle came out on top. When the dire prognosis was issued, Michelle was over 300 miles away from her medical team at Stanford. Her doctor called Cal-Ore, who quickly and safely delivered Michelle to their facility, providing top-level medical care en route. Michelle woke up four days later, thrilled to be alive. “It wasn’t my time yet!” she says. “I want to thank Cal-Ore—especially the crew—for saving my life. Words can’t express enough.”