by David Grabowski
We’re passionate about cutting a film from our experiences because we believe it will inspire and inform our audience in a unique way. But we’ve also been searching for a way for Tilt Shift to serve a physical, very real, humanitarian need. We found our answer in Angel Flight West!
Angel Flight West is an organization of volunteer private pilots offering the gift of flight to thousands of stricken children and adults for over 30 years. Along with commercial airline partners, AFW arranges non-emergency air transportation without cost to qualified passengers. Missions have included providing passengers access to treatment at faraway medical centers; transporting blood to critically ill patients; flying special needs kids to summer camps; and many more humanitarian missions.
This organization’s work is close to me personally. When I was in college, my mother was diagnosed with stage three, triple-negative breast cancer. My Aunt Sybil was diagnosed with this same cancer some years earlier, and in the end it claimed her life. Getting my mother the top possible care was of the utmost importance, and in the end she began treatment at MD Anderson: the top care facility in the country. MD Anderson saved my mother’s life, but she wouldn’t have been able to make it down to Texas were it not for the grace of a good friend and pilot. He was able to get standby tickets on his airline for my mother and father, without which they would have been unable to go.
As Angel Flight West’s mission is to provide this same, needs-based medical transportation (along with other admirable missions), I am thrilled to announce that Tilt Shift will be donating a percentage of proceeds from its final cut to Angel Flight West. You can find their site here.
We could not be happier to partner with this wonderful organization, and to spread the word about their mission going forward!