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Thursday, July 1, 2021

Navigating MSP

Pilots Helping Kids with Special Needs

Captain Andrea Ratfield

My friend Andrea Ratfield is a mother of two, a pilot, and a volunteer. If she's not flying planes, she is doing mission work in Haiti, working on her Masters in Seminary, and caring for her kids, one of which has autism. Andrea understands the many challenges of a significant special needs child, especially one traveling, and gives her time to the community for those in need. 

On July 10th, Andrea will be one of three volunteers who will be giving a tour of the Minneapolis Airport to families with autistic children. Not only will they tour the airport, but she will take then on the airplane for the full travel experience, helping families learn how to travel with a special needs child.

If you would like to learn more about Navigating MSP or check out the dates for upcoming events, and even register, please click on the link: Navigating MSP

For more information on the program check out: 

Enjoy the Journey!
XOX Karlene

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for bringing us a story about a good person--there aren't nearly enough stories about people being kind and generous. And then you to Capt. Ratfield for being so caring and generous with her precious time!


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