Considering she has been flown three times by STARS, Emily Donohue and her family joke that she should have a “frequent flyer card.”

But for the pilots and medical crews who helped to care for Emily through two epileptic seizures and a severe bout of H1N1, they have immense gratitude that our crew and the helicopter were available each time she needed us.

“She was an incredibly sick little girl,” said mom, Laurie. “All the years we donated to STARS we believed we were doing it for someone else and it turns out STARS saved our daughter three times.”