Monday, September 16, 2013

Thank You to Trinity Air Ambulance for Making the Best Out of a Bad Situation

Inger Lisa Skroder from Trinity Air Ambulance International was wonderful. On the phone for 30-45 minutes, using Hilo Medical Center E/R phones, Lisa made hotel and flight arrangements. Cannot say enough about Lisa and her ‘bed side manner’ and a member of Trinity Air Ambulance International. Lisa made the arrangements where I could rejoin my wife on our 35 day south pacific cruise, only missing one day.

Thank you Inger Lisa Skroder from Trinity Air Ambulance International for being there.

Your staff and Lisa (Trinity Air Ambulance International) made this one of our most enjoyable cruises; we enjoy cruising on Holland American Line and will continue.

J. R. L., Jr.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

A Heart Felt Thank You to Trinity Air Ambulance

Hi Meg,
Thanks for the e-mail.
I am doing well thanks and being treated by doctors in Brazil. The evolution is very good and I hope to return to regular activities in 2 or 3 months. I must thank all TRINITY staff for the amazing support while I was in USA.
You are all in the deep of my heart.


September 11, 2013

Hi Lisa,
How are you?

I always remember you and I am writing to you to tell you how grateful I am concerning all your support and attention. You know, I’m very happy now although still traumatized as well as my kids. For me it was too tough to deal with all problems I had to face during our vacation in USA: 10 days in ICU at Jackson Hospital with Pier sedated + 06 days in standard room at Jackson + 07 days in a standard Hospital room in Brazil + Home care treatment Pier is still receiving and will continue for at least one more month. Lisa , I learned a lot and one thing is that God always sent me some help , some special person, who in the worse moment appeared to help me and show me the way to follow and you are certainly one of them…… your sensitivity and kindness were outstanding and you will be always in my heart. Now I’m trying to come back to normal life, working a lot to compensate all time we were out of our companies. I will take some pictures of us to send you soon. I also would like to send an e-mail to doctor Levy in order to update the information and thank him for everything. Do you have his e-mail? Hope one day to meet you personally in Brazil! You will be our guest!
Please send our regards to your team, they were fantastic!
God bless you all!
My best regards,


Sunday, September 8, 2013

Chefs Up Front earns $20,000 for food education program

Air Ambulance Miami Herald
Is cooking at home becoming a lost art? FLIPANY (Florida Introduces Physical Activity and Nutrition to Youth) is trying to change that through programs that teach kids about nutritious foods and how to prepare them, as well as the importance of regular exercise. The organization, which began in Broward in 2005 and now serves all of South Florida, hosted a fundraiser at the W Fort Lauderdale that earned about $20,000. Like many other charitable events, Chefs Up Front drew on the talents of a number of South Florida’s top culinary professionals. This one was different, however, because instead of sample tastings, each table in the ballroom had its very own chef, who created an entire three-course dinner from beginning to end. Each chef had a very visible preparation station, so guests could watch him or her perform the culinary magic. Thus, partygoers experienced an entire meal from one of several restaurants, and could also browse the room to see what others were offering. Guests smart enough to make reservations early, well before the event sold out, could choose their tables.
Participants chefs included Jeremy Ford, 3030 Ocean, Bryce Statham, Blue Moon Fish Company, Marc Gruverman, Capital Grille, Robyn Almodovar, Palate Party, Vitangelo Recchia, Indigo, Stanton Bundy, Royal Pig Pub, Christian Rassinoux, Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa, Chris Maracolo, S3, Jason Smith, Steak 954, and Carlos Jorge, W Fort Lauderdale.
Jorge, who served as host chef, said he got involved with FLIPANY because his daughters, ages three and five, brought home to him the importance of helping less fortunate families eat healthfully. “I couldn’t imagine being in a position where I couldn’t provide them with nutritious meals,” he said.
Master of ceremonies Ryan Phillips, NBC6 meteorologist, spoke about FLIPANY’s Share Our Strength Cooking Matters program, which teaches kids and their families meal preparation skills and provides information about basic nutrition, food safety, menu planning, food budgeting and healthy snacking.
Dr. Jeff Levy, a physician whose wife, Alice, was a Chefs Up Front committee member, said he thinks many people don’t realize what a serious problem obesity is. “I consider it to have a worse prognosis than most cancers,” he said. “It’s a life-threatening disorder.” Event chair Dr. Colin Knight, a pediatric surgeon, wrote in a program message that Cooking Matters can go a long way in helping to counteract obesity, which is often exacerbated by the overuse of fast food. “For what better way to change the lives of these children, and families as a whole,” he said, “than to teach them to prepare healthy, nutritious and affordable food at home.”

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Farewell to a Respected Team Member

Good Morning,

I wanted to inform you both that I will be taking a leave of absence for an extended period of time. My fiancé is finishing Physician Assistant school and accepting a job in Chicago. I will be going with her and will be taking up a position myself. We will be leaving in October and see how everything works out closer to our families.

With that being said, I wanted to say how thankful I am for the opportunity you both have given me. Flying with Trinity has been a wonderful experience and absolutely the best job I could ever imagine. Everyone is so wonderful to work with and truly kind.

I will be sure to stay in touch!

Thank you ever so much,