The Lopez family was on vacation in Costa Rica when their three-year-old son Axel was injured and got a cast on his leg that prevented them from taking a commercial flight back home to Minnesota. Their options were limited because medics told them it could be six to eight weeks before his cast was removed and a special air ambulance would’ve cost them $40,000.
But when fellow Minnesotan Wes Converse heard about their story, he wanted to help. And being president of Red Wing Aeroplane, he had the resources to do it. A private plane was reconfigured to accommodate Alex’s needs and was flown to Costa Rica to bring them home … at no charge.
“I just felt because it was someone right in our community, we had our resources to help them,” Converse explains. “It felt like the right thing to do.”
Source: CBS Minnesota