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As Medical Tourism Grows, MedFlight911 Air Ambulance Fills the Need for Cross-Border Air Medical Transport
Date:4/5/2013

Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) April 05, 2013

On December 24, 2012, Stephanie Deasy, one of MedFlight911 Air Ambulance's former patients, passed away following a lengthy battle with lung cancer. MedFlight911 first got to know Stephanie when the worldwide air ambulance service company helped transport her back to her home in Virginia after she received treatment at an alternative medical clinic in Mexico – part of a growing number of U.S. patients taking part in medical tourism.

Stephanie was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer in July 2010. Initially, her doctors told her that she had just six weeks to live. “I was in complete denial,” said Stephanie in an interview conducted before her death.

Rather than submit immediately to a round of grueling chemotherapy, Stephanie decided to pursue more holistic therapies. Within a few days of learning she had cancer, Stephanie flew to Tijuana, where she checked in to the Sanoviv Medical Institute. At Sanoviv, Stephanie received a variety of both conventional and alternative treatments that prepared her to start chemotherapy.

“The faith and courage it took for Stephanie to leave her family – including her children – to embrace alternative care options through medical tourism is inspiring,” said Teressa McCluskey, Vice President of MedFlight911. “Stephanie could have ended up spending the end of her life in Mexico instead of with her family. But she was willing to take that risk for more time.”

After a month in Tijuana, Stephanie was ready to return to the United States. She crossed the border from Mexico to San Diego, where MedFlight911's air ambulance team met her. The company's experienced medical and flight crews helped ensure that Stephanie's trip back to h
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