NEXT MISSION – Christopher Correa & Leticia Lopez – June 15, 2017 – San Diego, CA to Imperial, CA
Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:14
5-year-old Christopher Correa was born deaf due to Sensorineural hearing loss. His treatment involves management by cochlear implants, which stimulate cochlear nerve endings directly. A cochlear implant is surgical implantation of a battery powered electronic medical device in the inner ear. Unlike hearing aids, which make sounds louder, cochlear implants do the work of damaged parts of the inner ear (cochlea) to provide sound signals to the brain. These consist of both internal implanted electrodes and magnets and external components. The quality of sound is different than natural hearing but may enable the recipient to better recognize speech and environmental sounds. Because of risk and expense, such surgery is reserved for cases of severe and disabling hearing impairment
Christopher travels with his mother, Leticia, from the desert in southern California to Rady’s Children’s Hospital every week for treatment. We make their journey so much easier… and of course much faster. Plus, it brings joy to Christopher as he experiences the beauty of flight.
The Flight Plan
We’ll meet Christopher and Leticia after his treatment at Rady’s on June 15th and launch from El Cajon’s Gillespie Field around 1PM. It’s just a quick 40-minute flight to cross over the mountains then we land at Imperial airport just north of El Centro, CA.