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Through donations and volunteers, "Wings of Mercy" provides free transport for patients in need of specialized medical care. The crew above stopped in Morris Feb. 27 before flying to Montana to bring Brandon Thorson to St. Paul for rehabilitation. From left are Registered Nurse Kathy Schmidt, pilot Steve Nelson and co-pilot Greg Thoraldson. Photos courtesy Joan Fults.

An Airplane with Angel's Wings

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By Tom Larson

Sun Tribune

he Jim and Jean Thorson family had already been through the worst. Two sons had been injured in a car crash in Montana and 19-year-old Brandon lay in a coma in a Billings hospital five weeks after the accident.


Then the family learned that, even when Brandon was healthy enough to withstand the trip, it would cost between $20,000 and $25,000 to bring their boy home to Minnesota.

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