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Vanderbilt University Medical Center Reporter

‘Flugtag’ team

(photo by Susan Urmy)

A team of Vanderbilt LifeFlight crew members made a human-powered machine fly as part of the recent Red Bull Flugtag competition at Nashville’s Riverfront Park. The team finished seventh out of the 32 participating teams in Nashville’s Flugtag, which translates to “flying day” in German. Held during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, the team used this platform to raise awareness and funds for Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Patients at Children’s Hospital painted their handprints on the team’s aircraft as part of a send-off party for the crew. Here, patient Levi May works with LifeFlight paramedics and Flugtag competitors Bill Rowland, EMT, left, and Dan Haupt, EMT.




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