Company donates free air ambulance flight to get sick boy home

Chandyn Thompson was born with a brain condition that no one in his family knew about until he fell ill during his Florida vacation, WZZM reported.

Chandyn had to have life-saving surgery thousands of miles from home. 

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Doctors wanted to have him flown from Florida to a Michigan children's hospital, but it came with a $44,000 price tag.

Donors put up the money, but executives with AeroCare Air Ambulance Service stepped it, donating the flight, WZZM reported.

Chandyn is expected to fly home Wednesday.

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