FFL-McHenry’s 1000th Patient
It’s been 22 years since I was transported by Flight For Life-McHenry; I was two years old at the time. I was flown to Rockford Memorial Hospital after experiencing a dangerously high blood sugar level that resulted in my being diagnosed as a type 1 diabetic.
I’m 24 years old now and doing great! I don’t remember anything from my flight, but my parents have told me all about it. I was the 1,000th patient to be flown by FFL-McHenry. My flight nurse was Lynn Scarbrough and the flight paramedic was Mike Anderson. To top it all off, mom was pregnant with twins at the time!
I graduated from Illinois College in Jacksonville, Illinois in 2011 with my B.S. in Psychology. I’m currently living in Jacksonville, while working on my Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of Illinois-Springfield. My goal is to work with children dealing with a chronic illness and their family members. In my spare time I am a 4-H leader and Associate Advisor for a Boy Scout Venture Crew. I am also currently assisting with a diabetes support group for college students at Illinois College.
In September, prior to the 30th anniversary events, I will celebrate my 25th birthday and my siblings, the twins my mom was pregnant with, will be 22!