A NEW service which aims to help children beat the odds returned to Coffs Harbour on Monday for a very special passenger.
The Little Wings service touched down to provide a second return flight to Sydney's Westmead Children's Hospital for one brave little two-year-old, Blayze Berglund.
Blayze is battling three rare and unrelated medical conditions.
As a result he is now blind in his left eye and is undergoing chemotherapy treatment in the hope of saving the sight in his right eye.
"Little Wings has been a blessing in our lives at a time when we have needed it most, Blayze's mother Tecia said.
"Little wings provide more to families that just safe flights and transport. It provides support, flexibility, assurance and peace of mind.
"Before we received assistance from Little Wings we were travelling on public transport.
"With an immunosuppressed child, public transport is stressful, difficult and unsafe due to the added risk of infection."
Little Wings brings children in rural and regional NSW to the specialised oncology services available at the Children's Hospital at Westmead.
Their goal is to assist children with cancer while they are undergoing treatment, by providing a free flight service to and from the Children's Hospital and in so doing lessen the travel fatigue, financial burden, emotional strain and length of separation from their families that these children experience.
Blayze Berglund is one of two locals currently utilising the Little Wings service.
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