Children With Critical Illnesses Take On Fantasy Flight - FOX 32 News Chicago

ADVERTISEMENT
Bookmark and Share

Children With Critical Illnesses Take On Fantasy Flight

Posted: Updated:

Some sixty children with critical illnesses took a "fantasy flight" around the Bay Area Saturday.

United Airlines hosted the annual event for children who are undergoing treatment at Oakland Children hospital and Stanford Medical Center.

Local sports legends, from 49-ers to Olympic athletes, were on hand to greet the children, but the most exciting part of the event was flying at a low elevation in a triple-7 airplane.

"I think the flight itself is really amazing you know a lot of these kids are probably not able to fly normally and to be able to take your family on a special flight and see Santa Claus is pretty amazing," Olympic Skater Kristi Yamaguchi said.

Not only was the departure gate and plane decked out, after the flight landed, the children were taken to a gate that was transformed into the North Pole. Families were also given a $200 Target gift card.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • New Jersey OKs Trump Plaza shutdown Sept. 16

    New Jersey OKs Trump Plaza shutdown Sept. 16

    New Jersey casino regulators have given final approval to Trump Plaza's plan to shut down in two weeks.
    New Jersey casino regulators have given final approval to Trump Plaza's plan to shut down in two weeks.
  • Friends work to 'save' Pennsylvania bucket bear

    Friends work to 'save' Pennsylvania bucket bear

    A group of friends has tracked down and helped to save a western Pennsylvania bear that got its head stuck in a bucket-like contraption.
    A group of friends has tracked down and helped to save a western Pennsylvania bear that got its head stuck in a bucket-like contraption.
  • September Sizzle

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 9:03 AM EDT2014-09-02 13:03:36 GMT

    Summer is not over just yet!  Hot and humid conditions much of the week with temps in the 90's and upper 80's.

     

     

     

     

    Summer is not over just yet! Today will be very hot and humid with high temperatures in the low to mid 90s and mostly sunny skies.  A cold front will bring some thunderstorms tonight, some of which may be severe.

    Wednesday will be less humid but it remains warm all week long.

    Tuesday (93/72): Clouds/Storm

    Wednesday (88/74): Sun/Clouds

    Thursday (89/67): Sunny/Hot

Powered by WorldNow

205 N. Michigan Avenue
Ground Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
Station Operator: (312) 565-5532
Newsroom: (312)565-5533

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices