Every day is a good day.

To all appearances, 25-year-old Ashley Pearce has a good life. She has her high school sweetheart Marcus as her life partner and loves helping to raise her two-year-old sister.

She looks back fondly on her cheerleading days, an activity she can no longer teach or practice. Ashley has the chronic, life-threatening condition of cystic fibrosis, a genetic respiratory and digestive disease. Sometimes she does fine for months. Other times, she must be hospitalized. When the going gets tough and Ashley needs special care, she is transported by REACH sister company, Cal-Ore Life Flight, in one of their ground or air ambulances.

Ashley has a great attitude about her condition and has just been accepted as a candidate for lung transplant at Stanford University Medical Center. Ashley’s family appreciates having Cal-Ore memberships, which help with non-reimbursed costs of her medically-required flights. Ashley’s brother Linus was also transported due to an injury. Says their mom, “Both flights were the best experiences you could ask for under the circumstances.”

"The crew were all exceptional and caring, even contacting my daughter by cell phone when we had landed safely. I felt VERY cared for. Thanks." - Nancy M. - Willow Creek, CA

"The medical team and pilot were the best. I could not have been more comfortable, given the stressful situation. Thank you so very much for the expertise and kindness shown to me." - Kerry W. - Arcata, CA

"The paramedics were wonderful! They were very patient and very caring. Did not waste any time attending to me and making me comfortable." - Yvonne S. - Harbor, OR

"The crew was great. Kept me very comfortable. I certainly recommend Cal-Ore Life Flight." - Alice A. - Gold Beach, OR

"You are very blessed to have such professional, efficient, caring and friendly personnel to represent your facilities." - Sandi C. - Meridian, ID

"My extreme thanks to your organization for the wonderful, capable assistance they perform. I know that is what they are supposed to do, but I believe your group to be above and beyond. God bless you all." - Charles F. - Brookings, OR

"It was a safe and comfortable flight and we appreciate you all being there for us." - Norman J. - Smith River, CA

"God Bless you all!! You got me to Rogue Valley Medical Center in time for them to save my life. Thank you all very much." - David G. - Crescent City, CA