Posted: Sat 10:40 PM, Apr 28, 2018 |
Updated: Sat 10:52 PM, Apr 28, 2018
COLLEGE STATION, Tex. (KBTX) - Saturday morning more than a dozen kids and their families came out to Easterwood airport to take a quick flight, but there was no physical destination. Just good fun.
The flying serves as a brief distraction -- most of the kids are battling life changing diseases.
Paul Hansen, founder of Flying Vikings, says the mission is to fly kids that are disabled, suffering from a physical of chronic illness, or diseases ranging from cancer to down syndrome.
"The smile is what makes the whole difference." says Hansen. "Life is about giving. And really the reward is watching those smiles. And seeing families laughing and crying for the first time in a long time."
Flying Vikings founder Paul Hansen holds events like this one at airports all across the country. Currently, Hansen hopes to be back at Easterwood in the fall, but he says plans are already in place to be back this time next year.