I want to thank each and everyone of you for your kind words. Jana was my sister-in-law and I have know her since she was 9 years old. I watched her grow into the wonderful woman you all knew, the wonderful women who loved her job, the people she worked with and Neil the man she wanted to spend the rest of her life with. There will never be enough words to express how thankful we are to each honor gaurd who stood by her side and never left her alone, each kind word and prayer said to and for us her family, to each of you who cried with us as we said good bye. But please know we take such comfort in knowing she was part of such a outstanding group of people. Thank you all for the work you do everyday and the lives you save. God Bless you and your families.
Jana Bishop gone but never forgotten
I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU VERY MUCH!
Jana's Sister-In-Law - Spring, TX
It was my great honor and pleasure to have been a part of the procession of emergency vehicles taking Jana home from Dallas to The Woodlands. The show of support from all the FDs, PDs, EMS and hospital staff that lined the roadside in honor of our fallen sister showed to me that what these heros did for a living did indeed make a difference and that people did appriciate them. As much of an honor as it was for me to be a part of it hope I never have to do it again, however, should it happen I'll be more than happy to show my support for the ill fate of that future hero. It was incredible to see everyone who never knew these people or even what they did but still pulled over and got out of thier vehicle to show their support.
I never knew you but trust me when I say I'll never forget you!
AMR Collin Co, Preston EMS - Plano, Tx
My thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends, and co-workers of the PHI crew members. May God comfort and be with you all through these difficult times.
Angela Bryce, RN
AE-51 - West, TX
<sob> Sucks, this does... <sigh> Prayers and Peace to those that were lost... and to us all...
Chris, Flight Paramedic
Mercy Flight Central & Rural Metro Medical Services - Canandaigua & Rochester, NY
A piece of my heart is gone...
I will never again bump helmets and giggle w/ Steph b/c we started to do the same thing in the aircraft...Or laugh when we agree to disagree like "sisters" do w/Jana.. Or appreciate and be in awe of Wayne's kindness and wisdom .
BUT I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER, LOVE, AND HONOR THEM.
Thank you all for your prayers. You will never know how much they mean to us.
PHI Air Med 12 Flight Nurse
I offer my prayers to the famlies, friends and co-workers of the PHI family
Care Flight - Reno, NV
Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of the fallen crew.
Crew of MedFlight 8
MedFlight of Ohio - New Philadelphia, ohio
jana you and your crew will be sorely missed, i felt your pressence watching us at your funeral , we wil always be with you as you are with us. we will tkae care of neil...gone but never forgotten
Magnolia Fire Dept. - Magnolia, Tx
In passionate memory of all lost from HEMS crashes, may we all increase our vigilance.
I pray that the families and coworkers find peace in due time. God bless you.
Jonathan Godfrey N136LN 1-10-05
Children's National Medical Center - Washington, DC
To all family, friends, and co-workers.
Our prayers and thoughts are with you. May God bless you and keep you, Amen.
Michael, Kimberlie, and Kadance Britt
MCHD - Huntsville, Texas
To the families and coworkers, I am very sorry for your loss.
Spence Bisley RRT EMT-P
Northwest MedStar - Richland, WA
My deepest condolances go out to the families and friends. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.
Lynne Kramer RN, CFRN, LP
Southwest MedEvac 6 - Midland, Texas
My heart goes out to the families, loved ones and fellow crew members of those lost in the crash. We will keep you all in our prayers.
Calstar - Salinas, Ca
The untimely death of friends and family members is always so difficult, when they die in the line of duty--something you know they loved--it takes another twist. "It could have been me" is an unfortunately familiar statement to those in programs who have lost an aircraft and crew. It's incredibly tragic to all, and something one never gets over---you just learn to live with it.
Carrying on the mission is the best way to honor your (our) fallen comrades, learning from what happened will benefit everyone, and maybe someday...there really can be "vision zero".
My thoughts and prayers are with the entire EMS community and the PHI teams during this period of loss. The smiles will return, the laughter will come back, and no doubt, there are great memories of all of the lost crew and patient that will keep them alive in everyone's hearts forever.
Former Flight Nurse, Airlift Northwest - Seattle, Washington
Gods Speed Air Med 12
HCESD-1 - Houston, Texas
You will all be terribly missed! I pray that your families will all remember that you were doing what you loved, and may God comfort their hearts in their time of grief!
Mark Swafford, Flight Nurse
PHI Air Medical 50 - Albuquerque, NM
Our thoughts and prayers are with your team and families.
Jan Nokes & Team
Children's Memorial Hospital Transport Team - Chicago, Illinois
My prayers are with the crew , their team members, and fsmilies during this time of reflection and sorrow.
Retired Flight Paramedic - Cary, NC
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time.
Casi Stewart, Flight Nurse
University Air Care - Cincinnati, Ohio
Thanks to the families for providing our community with dedicated med crews who gave everything for the difficult calling we meet as a matter of routine. God has a special place for you. (My only request is that you have a hot-tub installed before I get there....:) )
For familes, freinds, and those of us still doing His work....
"Do not be discouraged, do not be afraid, the Lord God will be with you whereever you go."
Patrick Wright RN, BSN, CFRN
Flight For Life Colorado - Colorado Springs, CO
How can mere words provide comfort at this time? Know that the sincerest prayers and thoughts are there for the families and friends of all.
Eagle Air Med - Kayenta, AZ
May GOD be with those fallen in the line of duty, and with their loved ones left behind.
Health Net Aeromedical - Huntington, WV
PHI Med-12, We salute you. To the families and friends of these four, our deepest condolences.
Med-Trans One - Greenville/Ninety Six, SC
We thank them, we miss them, and we pray for you as you grieve. God Speed to PHI Med-12.
Rick Baker, NREMTP, CCEMT-P, MICT.
Staff For Life Helicopters - Columbia, mo
Deepest sympathy in this time of grief.
S. M. Scott, RN EMTP
CareFlite - Ft Worth, TX
My thoughts and prayers are with the families, friends, and co-workers of these heros.
Huntsville Medflight - Huntsville, AL
Wishing all your family, friends and co-workers peace during this time. You will always be remebered and may the crew truly fly in the sky and live amongst the stars.
Scott Flower, NREMTP, CCEMTP, FP-C
Emory Flight/LifeNet Georgia - Cartersville, Georgia
JUST LAST WEEK OUR CHURCH, MAGNOLIA APOSTOLIC UNITED PENTECOSTAL CHURCH, WAS INSTRUCTED TO PRAY FOR THOSE IN THE MEDICAL FIELD. I KNEW MRS. BISHOP FROM HMH. I'M DEEPLY TOUCHED BY YOUR TRAGEDY. I KNOW ITS EASY TO SAY GOD HAD PURPOSE, BUT LAST NIGHT I TESTIFIED ABOUT THE CRASH, THE SPEAKER STOPPED WHAT HE WAS TALKING ABOUT AND ASK ALL TO STAND AND LIFT OUR VOICES TO GOD TO GIVE THE FAMILIES, FRIENDS, COWORKERS,AND THE LIFE-FLIGHT COMPANY A DEEP SENSE OF STRENGTH AND HONOR FOR THOSE LOST.
THANKYOU FOR THE SERVICE YOU PROVIDE,WITHOUT IT MY GRANDMOTHER WOULD NOT HAVE SURVIVED.
MAGNOLIA APOSTOLIC CHURCH U.P.C. - MAGNOLIA, TEXAS
Our hearts and prayers are with your family during this tragic time. Spread your wings and fly over and protect us as you fly home. You will be greatly missed but NEVER forgotten
Hearne Police Dept - Hearne, TX
IN HONOR and MEMORY of my friends my company did a memorial flight during the memorial service time. Even though we are in California WE remember you our heros and know you are flying with us forever.
CalSTAR - , CA
Our hearts and prayers go out to the crews, family and friends of those who earned their wings to heaven much to early. G-d Bless
Dawn Macey RN, Scott Zygmond
Retired Flight RN Mercy Air 4 - Anaheim, CA
N416PH - Airmed 12
There was a memorial service for our Hero's in Bryan,Tx June 11, 2008. It was the most incredible event I have ever seen. The families and freinds of Med 12 would like to thank all those that came to honor them. And special thanks to KBTX News, they have put the entire Service on their website for those wishing to honor them and were not able to attend.
The medic stood and faced God.
Which must always come to pass.
She hoped his uniform was clean,
She'd gotten dressed kinda fast.
"Step forward now, paramedic.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To my church have you been true?"
The medic squared his shoulders and said,
"No Lord I guess I ain't,
cause those of us who wade in blood,
can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was tough.
And at times I've been violent,
cause the streets are awful rough.
But I never took a penny
that wasn't mine to keep...
although I worked alot of overtime,
when the bills got far too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place
among the people here.
They never wanted me around,
except to calm their fears.
If you have a place for me, Lord,
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't I undestand."
There was silence all around the throne,
where saints had often trod.
As there medic waited quietly
for the judgement of his God.
"Step forward now, paramedic.
You've borne your burdens well.
Walk peacefully on heavens streets.
You've done your time in hell."
Lifegift - Houston, Texas
A new life had just entered the world and I held her in my arm
And I made a silent promise to try my best to keep her safe from harm
With big blue eyes that would set any new dad's heart aglow
Never realizing as I looked at her how quickly my little angel would grow...
I would watch her care for her dolls...a game she would often play
And listen as she would tell them that she was there and they were going to be OK
A child's game of pretend which she would play just for fun
But as time went by I began to see that she would become one of God's chosen one...
To give her all to those in need who's life may suddenly end
An angel of mercy to a dying soul...a special person God has send
Risking it all...not for glamour that so many yearn to gain
But simply because of their love of others and to help to ease their pain...
I can no longer protect her as she crawls inside a mangled wreck
To stabilize and rescue someone who may possibly have a broken neck
Or be with her as she holds an infant who will never again see the sun
For now my little angel is not playing with dolls and this is no longer a game or fun...
Each time I hear her roll on a 911 in my heart I silently pray
That God will be by her side and keep her safe another day
For He has called her and she has answered to be one of the best
She is now "your little angel"...an angel of mercy with the EMS...
Lifegift - Houston , Texas
They will always and forever be in our hearts. Jana, Stephanie, and Wayne rest in peace and watch over us.
Sarah Sweeney EMT-P
Texas A&M EMS, Robertson County EMS - Bryan, TX
Jana, Stephanie, and Wayne - You are truly amazing and special people as beautifully highlighted yesterday at your service. The amount of lives that you impacted on a daily basis while you were here with us will be remembered fondly and forever.
For the family, friends, and PHI family of these three great people, we all greatly share in your sorrow and pain. I hope you find comfort in knowing that we're here for you now and in the days, months, and years to come. God Bless each and every one of you!
Lisa Covington, LP, RN, CFRN
Memorial Hermann Life Flight/ Formerly PHI Med 1, Conroe - Montgomery, Texas
Our thoughts, prayers, and thanks go to the crew and family of PHI Air Med 12. Forever in our hearts...
Northwest EMS - Tomball, Texas
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss.
Ms Alex Markwell Service Director
Children's National Medical Center - Washington, DC
Our deepest sympathies are with you in this difficult time.
J. Dane Taylor FP-C, CCEMT-P
Life Flight One - Jacksonville, Florida
I worked with Jana for over 6 years at the hospital in Conroe. I remember when we hired her ( I started in HR) and she was so happy, laughing and excited to be a nurse. She was one of the people who inspired me to become a nurse and she always encouraged me. My deepest sympathy and prayers are with her family as well as the family of the other crew members.
Darla Tullis, LVN
- Texas, Montgomery
My deepest Sympathy to the Crews and families of Med12. You will be missed very much!
Larry MYnar ATP
Careflite 3 - Dallas , Texas
You are all in our thoughts and prayers!
Chandy RN BSN CFRN
Eagle III - Green Bay, WI
Words just fail at a time like this. There is just nothing that anyone can say to take away the pain and hurt for the family, friends and especially fellow crew who are left behind, who must now gather themselves up and carry on. Having been just through this a month ago with our own tragedy on May 10th, many of us know first hand the emotions and pain, the sting of tears that come unexpectedly, but also the comfort of knowing that there are others in our now closer knit community that are standing with you. That did provide some measure of comfort. We at the UW MedFlight program know what it feels like, and stand with you in this very difficult time.
Ryan Wubben, M.D. (Flight Physician and Associate Medical Director)
UW MedFlight program, University of Wisconsin - Madison, WI
I had the pleasure of working with Jana a number of times while doing a workover shift at Tomball, and a few times at La Porte. She was a true pleasure to be around, always able to brighten a room. God speed Med 12...we will hold you in our thoughts and prayers.
Rodger M. Diede
Former Flight Medic, PHI Med 5 - Charleson, SC
Every day in our profession, we are faced with the unexpected, the things that fill our hearts or bring us to our knees. On Saturday evening, I experienced both. I was fortunate enough to witness this flight crew at their finest as they brought a young victim of drowning to our ED. The care and love that this crew always conveyed was especially apparent this night. Stephanie and Jana were so loving towards this child! I just remember thinking that if I had to send my love one on a helicopter, I would want them to be with them!
I will miss their compassion, committment and most of all I will miss their smiles. Please know that they touched all our of our lives here in some special way!
Scott and White Emergency Department - Temple, Tx
- Houston , Texas
our breif passings and shared experiences in the ec and on the pad will be missed. God bless you all .
former Flight Nurse AE 46. RN EMT-P Ben Taub General Hosp. - Houston , Texas
It is heartbreaking each time this site is blacked out. I cannot even begin to describe the pain in knowing that it is now blacked out for your own air medical family. I had the blessing of working with each of these crewmembers and can assure anyone of the love that they had for others. They were truly special people and will be greatly missed. To the crew at Med 12, you are in my prayers. I love you guys and pray that God grants you increasing strength with each passing day.
Dana P. Clarke, Flight Nurse/Educator
PHI Air Medical-Texas - ,
You are already and will forever be missed.
We will not forget.
Your yellow + black family in Modesto
My thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of the fallen crew.
- Houston, Texas
We'll miss you all, godspeed and God Bless,we'll remember you always and even though you've answered a higher calling, its nice to know that you'll be watching our backs and hope you can give us some divine inspiration when its most needed.
Magnolia VFD/Bellaire FD - Magnolia, Texas
Our Thoughts and prayers are with the families.
Duke & Traci Snyder
- Spring, Texas
I can't describe the feeling in my heart when I see Flightweb blacked out in memory of another dedicated flight crew that was lost. The people who do this job are some of the bravest, most dedicated, and selfless people within the medical community. I feel such sadness at the loss of PHI's flight nurse, medic, and pilot. I am in such awe of the people who make this their job. I remember the feeling of loss after the crash of Tristate Careflight's Durango crew almost 3 years ago. I hate that anybody would experience that same feeling. My thoughts and prayers are with the families, friends, and fellow crew members of the three angels who were lost on Sunday. I also offer my condolences and prayers to the family of Mr. Disman.
HOPI PRAYER of The Soul's Graduation:
Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there,
I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight
On the ripened grain.
I am the gentle Autumn's rain.
When you awaken in the morning hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry.
I am not there.
I did not die.
My Spirit is still alive…
Amy Henson MS, MPAS, PA-C
- Weatherford, TX
Our thoughts and prayers are with the families
Omniflight Helicopters - Mesa, Arizona
Our prayers go out to the families and friends of these three wonderful people. It takes a great person to do what they do on a daily basis. These wonderful people will be always remembered in our hearts.
Bennette VFD Dept. 7 - Conroe, Texas
“Our hearts are broken as we have lost these heroes, these friends...and the world has lost something special.” Know you are in the thoughts and prayers of many who feel your pain, understand the sacrifice, and continue the mission. On behalf of our team, our deepest sympathy...
Jana Williams, Program Director
AIRLIFE Denver - Denver, CO
My thoughts and prayers are with you all for the loss that you are suffering at this moment. Just remember that they did what they loved and they made the ultimate sacrifice.
Jolene Mearns LP
MCHD - Spring , TX
My prayers are with the family of the crews. I am sure the crews are watching all who are flying today. As we go through our day please remember them in your prayers.
Mike Gearing CFRN
Retired Chief Flight Nurse MedCenter Air - Charlotte, NC
My thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends, and co-workers of the PHI crew members. May God comfort and be with you all through these tough times.
Dusty Cooper EMT-P/Comm Spec
Life Air Rescue/SMC Critical Care Air Tx - Shreveport, LA
My heart is with all the flight crews and their families. I helped transport Jana home to to be with her family and that could have been the saddest day I have ever had. Thank everyone that was saluting us as we passed them and showing there respect. May God be with each and every one of the crew members and the patient they were transporting. God be with you. You will be missed but never forgotten.
Richland Hills Fire Department - Richland Hills, Texas
Our prayers are with you.
- Raymond, MS
To the entire PHI family, friends, co workers and loved ones of those lost, you have my deepest sympathy. May the extent of love and support from the EMS world somehow help ease the pain you are feeling. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Medi-Flight - Modesto/Merced, CA
My sincere condolences goes out to all who are affected with this very sad news. It's been 1 year since we lost our wonderful team and we know how you all must be feeling. Just hug your family everyday!
Nancy Wellman RRT
U of M Survival Flight - Ann Arbor, MI
Please accept our condolences on the tragic loss of such devoted team members. Our heart felt prayers are with each and everyone of those touched by this tragedy.
Parkview Regional Hospital Labor and Delivery, Mexia, Texas
Parkview Regional Hospital - Mexia, Texas
Have not fear for what tomorrow may bring. The same loving God who cares for you today will take care of you tomorrow and everyday. He will either shield you from suffering or give you unfailing strength to bear it. Be at peace, then, and put aside all anxious thoughts and imaginations- Francis de Sales
AirLife Denver - Denver, Colorado
How saddened I am to hear, once again, of a Medical helicopter crash that has taken the lives of very special people. I would like to express my deepest sympathy to the families, fellow team members and friends of Jana, Stephanie and Wayne.
We, too, went through this one month ago when UW MedFlight went down with my brother, Mark Coyne RN, Dr. Darren Bean and pilot, Steve Lipperer on board.
I would like to share with you what helped me the most.
Reading the postings on this website and sharing stories with family, Mark's team members at MedFlight, co-workers at Madison Area Technical College and the many EMS people he taught and worked with. As we shared stories and rememberances with each other, we all began the healing process.
Find comfort in knowing they were very special talented people. Celebrate the lives they lived. I hope you find the courage to contue your work knowing their spirits will be there supporting you.
Michelle Coyne Schmaling
- Whitewater, WI
Our deepest sympathies are with you. We have lost a great crew and know they will be with us in spirit throughout our days until we meet again.
Don Marlow, Fire Chief
Scenic Loop VFD - Livingston, Texas
God bless all of the families of the flight crew and the pt that was being transported. Our prayers and thoughts are with them as well as all of the PHI crewmembers and dispatchers.
Ricky Taylor EMT-P/Dispatcher
Americare Ems Polk County - Livingston, Texas
True Heros all..... Godspeed
LFAS/LAPD ret - , New Jersey
I will remember all of you fondly. Although our encounters were always brief with the quick exchange of a patient you would fly in to our emergency department, your hard work and dedication to your patients will always be remembered. You will be missed.
Glenda Aaron, RN
Scott and White Emergency Department - Temple, Texas
My prayers and condolences to the families, friends, and co workers of the Med 12 crew. Also sorrows to the family of the patient involved.
James J Meighan EMT/P
Geisinger Life Flight 4 - Montoursville , Pa
May God's infinite compassion comfort the families of the crew and patient.
- Houston, TX
My thoughts are with you at this time. Jana touched everyone she worked with. Her smile was contagious. She will be missed.
Debbie Blake RN - Flight Nurse
Southwest Medevac - Abilene, TX
Our hearts are heavy with the loss of such outstanding, unselfish people. Either through training of first reponders & EMS or through direct patient contact the crew have helped so many in their hour of crisis. I only wish I could have been there to provide the crew & patient help when they needed it.
Onalaska Fire & First Responders - Onalaska, TX
To Jana, Stephenie, Wayne and patient Mr. Disman you will all be missed.
To my cousin Jana I will miss you most of all.
...these things we do that others may live.
Roy Gomez, MSgt, USAF
Combat Search & Rescue Flight Medic - ,
God bless the families of the Med-12 crew. All my prayers go out to you.
Tony Stanley MICP, FP-C
PHI Med-43, Med-44, and CHP Air Ops - Redding, California
PHI Med 12 was one of the Air Medical Provider (AMP) Units that serviced are area and surrounding. i had the chance over the years of service to meet each of these fine people at different times.I was in New Braunfels at a swift water rescue class, while during a break i checked my phone to see a text message about the tragedy. my phone started ringing telling me more about who, where and when the accident happened. i Could not hold back the emotions as i found out who it was on the unit. JANA, STEPHANIE and WAYNE you all will be truely missed. GOD bless you, your families and friends...
Captain Rich Sanguedolce
Magnolia Volunteer Fire Department - Magnolia , Texas
Our prayers go out to the families, friends and fellow co-workers of the crew of Med12. This tragedy reminds us of how precious our life is. May these new angels watch ever so deligently over all of us as we lift up there names, and go on answering the call.
CareFlite- Ground - Fort Worth, Texas
My deepest sympathy to the family and friends of this crew.
My heart is filled with pain at the news of this loss. We are all a family. We laugh together, we cry together and we share together.We go to work each day hoping to make a difference if only for a fleeting moment....God speed to Stephanie, Jana and Wayne May HE in his infinite wisdom and love comfort their families.
Bill Jordan EMT-Intermediate
Wayne County Ambulance - Fairfield, IL
Our deepest sympathy in this time of tragic loss. Our prayers go out to the family, friends and co-workers of all lost
EagleMed - Wichita, KS
3 hero gave there lifes while trying to help save another that is the ultmate sign of caring RIP
Cy-Fair VFD / Alliance Ambulance - Houston, Texas
So really there are not words that can be said to ease anyone's pain right now. Only time will help with that. I do believe though there is something to be learned from every situation. I have been reminded just how precious life is. So I am choosing to celebrate life! I also intend to tell the people I love just how much I love them a bit more often, hug them just a little bit tighter, and learn to let the petty things go. Those that have left us will be missed dearly. May God bless the families of the fallen and as for the rest of us I hope we can all come together and be as supportive as possible. Luv u guys!
Unsung Hero's. Fly your flag at half mast.
Texas has suffered a great tragedy and a great loss in our medical community. Our badges are covered and prayers are being said for the crew and the pt's families. God bless your souls.
Darvin D Pitcher EMT-I
Southwest Regional EMS - Houston, Texas
We all felt the shock of your unexpected loss. Please accept our deepest heartfelt sympathies for the team members and their families.
Judy Ownby, RN, Flight Nurse
University Health Care, AirMed - Salt Lake City, Utah
To the family and friends of PHI Med 12, my deepest sympathies for your loss. They were all so loved and will be greatly missed. May god rest your souls.
Cy-Fair VFD - ,
Godspeed to the newest angels in heaven. To the family and friends that have sustained this devastating loss, be assured that they will be remembered for their bravery and gallant efforts in the name of humanity.
Ellie Encapera, RN
Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian and ENA member - Newport Beach, CA
To the family members & loved ones of our PHI-MED12 crew, may our thoughts, memories and prayers help you through this time.
Wayne, Jana, Stephanie as we go through the next few months, I will miss hearing your voices over the radio. You have left a memory with all those that you have ever meet. I know this to be true because the four of us never meet face to face and I will always carry the memory of you three in my heart. Your wings belong to you now go and fly with the Angels.
Montgomery County Hospital District EMS... PHI Texas Operations - Conroe, Texas
My heart is so broken. i will miss Jana and never had the honor of working with the other two.I will pray for thier families and hope everyone else will two. PHI i am so sorry for your loss of HEROS.
Former Flight Paramedic PHI Med 5 - Bridge City, Texas
To all the PHI family, family members and friends,
As you struggle through this most difficult time I hope it is a small comfort to know that the whole aeromedical family is mourning with you.
Anne Oxenbridge, FN
CALSTAR 2/5 - Gilroy/Salinas, CA
As I sit here and ponder the words to say, I remain blank. To the families of those involved, My deepest sympathies for your loss. As a mother, a wife and a daughter I can not imagine the feelings you are going through at this time. As a Paramedic who has worked along side these individuals, I can tell you they loved what they did. They will forever be an inspiration. They will watch over us as we continue their legacy.
Jana, I can't close my eyes without seeing your smile, so happy for life and all the world had to give. May we all find comfort in knowing you are there above us, watching over us and protecting us. You will forever be my inspiration. Thank you for all you have done and taught us!
MCHD - Spring, Texas
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
JeffSTAT 1&2 - Philadelphia, Pa.
Friends and family of Med 12 crew, know that your lost loved ones were doing exactly what God called them to do and that they loved every minute. Unfortunately for all of us left behind they will be missed and we will hold special honor for their ultimate sacrifices.
T. Renee King-MacNeil, CFRN, CFNP
Former PHI Med -1 Flight Nurse - Brandon, MS
MY HEART GOES OUT TO THE FAMILY/FRIENDS OF THOSE LOST IN THIS HORRIBLE ACCIDENT.OUT PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU.
MERCY AIR - LONG BEACH, CA
I do not personally know the individuals on this fateful flight. But as a long-time nurse, I admire and am in awe of the dedication and particular expertise of flight crews everywhere.
My prayers and thoughts are with those who are suffering the loss of all of these magnificent individuals.
VA - Albuquerque, NM
Although I never knew anyone on this flight, I greive with their loved ones. It is such a tragic loss to the medical community. May you rest in peace alongside THE KING.
- Houston, TX
My thoughts and prayers go out to family friends and coworkers of PHI MED 12.
Chris Pritchard NR/CCEMT-P
FORMERLY PHI MED 5 - FAYETTEVILLE, NC
To the co workers and family of all those involed i just want to let you know how much they will all be missed, i did not know all of them very well but i know the Lord knew each one of them they were doing Gods work i will miss seeing stephanies great smile and loving spirit .
SCOTT AND WHITE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL - TEMPLE, TEXAS
My most heartfelt sympathy to the families, friends and colleagues of those lost. In the aeoromedial industry, we are all family. One month ago, we lost three of our brothers while they were in the line of duty. I hope we all can find comfort knowing they are all together giving us strength, love, encouragement and loving support to continue with our life missions. They will all be forever missed, but never forgotten.
Jill Fisher RN, Flight Nurse
UW MED FLIGHT - Madison, WI
A scholarship fund has been set up in Jana's name. She loved life and lived it to the fullest. One of her greatest loves was her Nursing Career. To further continue Jana's dream, please donate to any Woodforest bank in the name of Jana Bishop. We will award a scholarship on her birthday every year. Neil and her family wanted this and so would Jana. God Speed Jana, to never be forgotten. We will miss you dearly!
ER Director, Conroe Regional - Conroe, Texas
Let us all refleck on behalf of those lost.
- Jacksonville, Florida
From our family to yours during the hardest of times. Our prayers and wishes are with you and yours following this tragic event. May God be with you.
TraumaOne - ,
Our deepest sympathies along with our prayers go out to the families, the friends and the programs that have been touched by this terrible event. We wish you comfort and guidance during this time of loss. God Speed to you all!
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends, and entire PHI family at this extremely difficult time.
EagleMed 15 - Pittsburg, KS
My heart goes out to the friends and families of Air Med 12. They were "Angels" sent to us for a short time and now have been called home. They will be with us forever and we will see them again! "Lord, I ask that you heal the pain of those in need and send your comforting Angels to their side."
PCESA/SLVFDLA/PCSO - Livingston, Texas
On behalf of the personnel at MedEvac in Wausau, WI, I would like to express our deepest condolensces to the families, friends, co-workers and others that have had their lives touched in some fashion by the crew of Jana, Stephanie and Wayne as well as the patient that was on board.
It is depressing coming to this site and seeing it blacked out yet again.
May God Bless us all and attempt to keep us safe in what we do.
MedEvac - Wausau, WI
My thoughts and prayers go out to you all. Even though we don't know each other I believe we are all part of the same family and all grieve any loss of our family.
These people gave their lives to help someone in need. We should never let them be forgotten and work together to do what we can to prevent this screen from going black again.
Alex Farnsworth CFRN, FP-C
- , Hawaii
Sincerest condolences to all the families,friends, and colleages with this tragic loss.
Cindy Bayer, CFRN
Allegheny General Hospital - Pittsburgh, Pa
To the family and friends of PHI Med 12 my thoughts and prayers are with you. So many times we are asked by family, friends and patients why we do the job that we do; and I truly believe that God has called those chosen few to do His work in the field of Emergency Medicine/Emergency Medical Services. Those of us in this field truly love and have a desire to be doing the work that we are doing and could not think of anything in this world that we would rather be doing than helping those in need and being a witness for Christ. It is truly a priviledge to be there when a life is brought into this world if only to hold that tiny hand and comfort that baby while it is taking its first breath of life; and it is also truly a priviledge to be with those when they leave this world if only to be able to hold their hand and tell them that it is ok to go....and to God I thank Him everyday for blessing me with this priviledge. Although I did not know Jana, Stephanie or Wayne, I am sure that they all three had the same desire to be able to make a difference in someones life if only for a split second. May each day become a little easier for their families knowing that they are in heaven watching over us. You will always be in my thoughts and prayers. With Deepest Sympathy.....
Jeanie Diden, RN NREMT-IV
University of Tennessee Medical Center Emergency Department/Rural Metro EMS Knox County - Knoxville, Tennessee
My sincere condolences to the friends and families of these heroes.
Kevin Wheelock PA-C, RN
Scott & White Dept. of Neurosurgery - Temple, TX
On behalf of the entire staff of Bound Tree Medical, please accept our deepest condolences for the loss of your crew members and their patient in the recent helicopter tragedy. Any time a life is taken prematurely we are saddened, especially when it involves our brothers and sisters in EMS.
In your time of mourning, please be comforted to know that your colleagues and their families are in our thoughts and prayers. We also take this time to honor their lives and thank PHI Texas for the heroic efforts you make everyday.
Bound Tree Medical - Dublin, OH
Our deepest sympathy to the families, friends, and co-workers of the flight crew and patient. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of great sorrow. May God give you strength and courage throughout this difficult time.
Kenneth Drake, LP and Teresa Drake, RN
Williamson County EMS / Scott & White Hospital Emergency Dept. - Belton, TX
My thoughts and prayers for all the crewmembers as well as the patient. May their families find peace and tranquility in this moment of tragedy.
Jesus Rodriguez-Cumba, FP-C, CCEMT-P
Gallup Med Flight - Gallup, NM
Our condolences go out to the entire PHI family for your recent loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Cowman & Associates/Uni-Vent 754 - Giddings, Texas
I was so blessed to have known Jana. She was the kindest, sweetest person that I have ever met and I will always miss her. I pray that her family and Neil can find peace knowing that she died doing what she loved and she is in paradise now.
- Conroe, TX
My thoughts and prayers are with the victims, family, and friends of the crew.
Josh Bingaman, RN, NREMT-P
Air St. Lukes - Boise, ID,
Words cannot express the sorrow felt at this moment. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of PHI Med12 and all those Jana, Stephanie and Wayne touched. You are true heros, may God lay his hand on you and rest in peace. Jana you were unconditional in your love and friendship. We are so honored to have known you and to be considered friends. Please know you touched our lives, thank you for being you! Know that your sacrifice will not be forgotten, your legacy carried on and your love embraced. God bless you, and fly with the angles.
Michael and Brenna Jaszkowiak
WFD and MCHD - , Texas
To the families and friends of the crew and patient, you are in my thoughts and prayers. May God keep you and comfort you.
Montgomery County Hospital District - Conroe, Texas
Prayers and thoughts to the many co-workers & friends of these brave dedicated also to the families of those lost -we ask that GOD seem them thru these next few days
Joyce Mixon billing MCHD
- Texas, Conroe
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family,friends and co-workers. Sorry for your loss
Arizona Lifeline 2 - Douglas, AZ
I am a flight nurse at Hermann and I did not know them personally but I had met and spoken with this crew on several occasions...we are all devastated by your loss. Our hearts and utmost respect go to them, their patient, and their families. How many people can go to work every day doing something they love? I hope your families and collegues find comfort in God and each other and know how much we all grieve with them.
Julie Zurek RN
Memorial Hermann Life Flight - Houston, Texas
On behalf of those who live everyday to help those in the world that are strangers to them--yet become a lasting imprint in their memory.
Your legacy at PHI and in Bryan/College Station -- and to all of those you gave your life to help-- We will not forget the heros that you all are and will continue to be in our hearts. I just ask that we all lift your parents up in this time of sorrow, pray for peace, and remember your legacy.
Jen Bordeaux Ross
Care Team and Tamu EMS, EMT-B, class of 05 - College Station, TX
I offer my thoughts and prayers to the families, friends and co-workers of the AirMed 12 crew. May God Bless each of you in this time of horrible tragedy and give strength to all those involved. While I didn’t know Wayne, Stephanie or Jana, I do know that their spirit lives on and there are three more angels looking over the rest of us today. All of you will be in my prayers in the days to come.
SkyBear - Children's National Medical Center - Washington, DC
This profession that we all share is a most blessed of callings. Even though we all know the risks time and time again we take those risks and place our trust in God to do the job that we love. Our fallen brothers and sisters may have completed their last mission on Earth in their physical form, but their sprits will forever fly with the angels in the Heavens above. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends of Jana, Stephanie, and Wayne. Rest assured that these heroes will be greatly missed, but will also never be forogtten, and forever will be carried in our hearts.
Keith Hood, RN, BSN, CCEMT-P and fellow staff of
Children's Flight Team - Children's Healthcare of Atlanta - Atlanta, Georgia
YOU WILL ALL BE MISSED. YOUR SPIRITS WILL ALWAYS BE HERE. KEEP YOUR ANGELS WITH US. WE'LL SEE YOU WHEN WE GET THERE. REST IN PEACE
PAUL K WILSON
PHI AIR MED 2 [MCKINNEY] - MCKINNEY, TX
We wish to send condolences to the families of the crew of the PHI flight that went down. Stephanie had recently done clinicals with our unit and she is remembered as a bright, sensitive, caring professional. Our thoughts and prayers are with ya'll in your time of grief.
Nurses of Labor and Delivery
Scott and White Hospital - Temple, TX
Although I did not know the Med 12 crew I take their loss as well as the loss of any HEMS crew member very personally. I am the father of a crew member who, as the Med 12 crew, loves her job, yet only thinks of the dangers when one of these tragic events occur.
To the family and friends of Jana, Stephanie and Wayne may the fond memories of your loved ones help you to get through this. To the HEMS family, every time that you fly to the aid of the sick or injured, you are heroes. May our respect and love for you all provide some solace. Last of all, to those who knew loved David Disman always remember that those heroes that lost their lives along with David were doing everything with in their power to comfort him and to save his life.
God bless you all and please accept my heart felt condolences.
Retired - , New Hampshire
Oh, how sad. We have had difficulty coming up with something appropriate to say -- especially after reading the comments -- they bring tears to our eyes. I guess no words are ever appropriate. We just can't get this tragedy off our minds.
What we do know is that these fine, wonderful people had a calling -- a calling by the Good Lord -- to serve others. And Saturday, who would have known that this last earthly flight would be a flight to heaven? He called them home to their eternal reward. Well done, my faithful servants, well done! Enter into the joy of thy Lord.
Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to everyone in the community of medical service and especially to the family, friends, and associates of these fine people. We grieve with you. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless.
- Shelby, Texas
With two family members who have logged many hours in medical aircraft I realize how close the EMS community is. My prayers go out not only for the PHI Air 12 crew and family but to all of you who risk your lives daily for humanity. As a former Fire Chief I remember that reassuring feeling seeing a medical helicopter on the horizon approaching the scene of a tragity. We often take for granted what you do, it is so sad it takes a tragedy like the crash of PHI Air 12 to remind us of your daily sacrifices.
Jana, Stephanie and Wayne rest in peace.
- Keene, Texas
Having heard the news of the tragic accident to befall the crew and the passenger of the PHI Air Medical helicopter flight on Sunday, June 8, 2008, may I wish the friends, families and work colleagues of those who lost their lives the deepest condolences of the Stevenson family in Belfast.
Having a friend who is in the same line of duty as an EMS attendant on another Texas flight rescue service, this story is all the more touching and gives us thanks that this event is indeed a rare occasion.
Our family thoughts and prayers are with all of those affected by this terrible tragedy. God is good and may he wrap you all in His warm embrace at this sad time. May His Love guide you in your hour of need.
May God Bless you all.
- Belfast, Northern Ireland
I would like to extend my condolences and sympathy to all the families and friends of Med 12. May you find comfort from those around you suffering their loss as well.
To the crew of Med 12, Rest in Peace, for you have now earned your permanent Angel Wings. This is a truly heart wrenching and devastating tragedy we will never forget. You will be in our hearts and memories forever.
Jana; what a beautiful, vibrant, intelligent young woman. You accomplished more in your short life than most accomplish in their whole lives. You have touched the hearts of many and now our hearts are broken. As our hearts mend, there will always be a piece missing that belongs to you. You will never be forgotten.
Becky Schoenemann, RN
Tomball Regional Hospital, ER - ,
It was an honor and privilege to stand watch over Stephanie, Jana, Wayne and the patient today with our PHI family. Prayers were spoken over each one before they were transported to their funeral homes. I pray that the love of Christ be poured out over the families of all these individuals to provide comfort and strength.
Susan Smithwick CFRN
PHI Med 8 - Fort Worth, Tx
Know that you are not alone in your grief! Our team is still recovering from the loss of N141LG on 12/3/2007. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all involved!
Matt DelRosso RN
LifeGuard Alaska - Anchorage, Alaska
My prayers go out to the families and coworkers of these brave souls as well as the family of the patient. My heart broke when I saw Stephanie's picture and knowing what a wonderful person she was. We flew together at Crit Air. God bless all.
Russell L Nix, RN, CFRN
American Medical Response-CCT - Seattle, WA
I did not know Jana, Stephanie or Wayne exactly,.however as a member of a flight team I know them very well. They were self sacrificing, caring people willing to risk their life and pay the ultimate price to save a life. I do know them but by another name. We are all part of the same community. My thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of Jana, Stephanie, and Wayne. I know but for the grace of God ther go I. Air med 12 go with God
Rick Taylor CCEMT-P, EMT-P
Life Flight Network LLC - Aurora, Oregon
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you who knew Jana, Stephanie and Wayne. We at Airlift Northwest feel great empathy for all you are going through, and we hope you will draw from many happy memories of your lost crew for strength and peace.
Airlift Northwest - Seattle, WA
My thoughts and prayers for those on board Med 12 as well as their families and friends.
God Speed Med 12
PHI, NJ - ,
May God's blessings be with the families and friends of the crew and patient of Med 12.
Memorial Hermann Life Flight - Houston, Texas
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends of PHI Med 12 crew. We will keep each of you all in our prayers.
On Behalf of the Lehigh Valley Hospital MedEvac Crew: Keith D. Micucci
Lehigh Valley Hospital MedEvac - Allentown, PA
May god be with all of the employess of PHI and the families of the crew members who gave all to save others, may you find strength and courage to get through the days, weeks and months ahead
John Letzo NREMT-P, CCEMT-P, CEP
Omniflight/Native 4 Prescott, AZ
For the Crew of PHI MED 12. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Deepest sympathy to the families of Jana, Stephanie and Wayne and for the family of the patient they were transporting.
Tammy Welch, NREMT-P
Montgomery County Hospital District - Conroe, Texas
It is with a heavy heart that I extend my most sincere condolences to the family, friends and crew of Jana, Stephanie, and Wayne. Please know that you do not grieve alone, your Aeromedical family grieves with you. God Speed Air Med 12!
Thomas Feller, RN
St. Mary's CareFlight - Grand Junction, Colorado
Our thoughts and prayers to the families, friends and all the PHI AirMed team members.
ETMC Air One - Tyler, TX
My condolences are with this emergency team's family and friends. Thanks for being our heros! I'm off to say a prayer.
Jennifer Skafec, RN, CEN
Crdentia ER Travel Nurse-currently in - Houston, TX
Our hearts are broken for all the friends and families of these brave crew members as well as the patient's family but we are also so proud to be but a small part of the PHI family..God bless you all!
Dr. and Mrs. Roy Yamada
PHI Medical Director, North Texas - Fort Worth, Texas
May God be with the friends and family of the PHI crew. You will be in our prayers.
Manitowoc Fire Dept. \ Flight For Life - FDL - Manitowoc, WI
GOD BLESS the crew and family's of all Air Med 12 members. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Carolina Air Care - Chapel Hill, NC
On behalf on Texas A&M Emergency Care Team, we offer our dearest sympathy to the friends and family members of PHI Med 12. Our prayers are with you.
Texas A&M Emergency Care Team - College Station, Tx
My heros, my friends, you will forever be in my heart and my memories. Jana I will be forever grateful for the positive influence you had on me and my career. The flight world won't be the same without you. Peace be with you all and your families. FOREVER HEROS... FOREVER ANGELS...
CalSTAR - ,
As I shared my time with the PHI family today, I felt honored and blessed to be considered a part of the "family." My tears are with their tears and my sorrow is with their sorrow. There are no words to express the loss that we all have in our hearts.
Today was such a beautiful day and as we were all together in the hanger of Med 12 God revealed himself to Jane Webb and myself. We were blessed to see a single eagle soaring over the hanger to the west of Med 12's base. This eagle soared there for about 2 minutes. He rose and fell with the winds and moved closer to the Med 12 base. He dipped down and rose up. I knew we were given a sign from our loved ones and was reminded of Isaiah 40:29-31.....
"He gives power to the faint, and to them that have no might he increases their strength.
Even the youths shall faint and be weary and the young men shall utterly fall: BUT
they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary and they shall walk and not faint."
As we continue in this journey without our colleagues......allow these words to strengthen each of us and remind us of the strength we have in each other!!!!!!!!
Lora Carter, RN/LP CFRN
HCESD-1, CC1 - Houston, TX
My deepest sympathy, you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Uo the family and friends of the PHI crew and patient,
CCT Sunstar - Pinellas County - Largo, FL
The last mission of Jana, Stephanie and Wayne before their ultimate sacrifice was to save my sons life earlier in the evening. Without them I would not be writing to tell you he is making an unprecedented recovery after drowning, the crew of Med 12 saved my sons life as they did day in and day out and they will forever be in our prayers!!
Father of Weslee Sprouse age 4 - madisonville, Texas
Our hearts go out to the family and friends of those that were lost. Very difficult to put into words anything that will ease the pain, but like the rest of us, we love what we do and wouldn't trade it for anything.
Desert Air Ambulance - Blythe, CA
Such a tragic loss!! I've known Jana for several years. Haven't seen her much in the last couple of years but I will always remember her smile. May God rest their souls and be with the families. Neil hang in there we're here for you brother.
Sean Semora EMT-I
Conroe Fire Dept - Conroe, TX
It is so difficult to express how I feel right now. Two weeks ago my father, who was the pilot in the Aero Med crash on May 29, was spared his life and then a week later I'm mourning a friend who passed away in the same manner. How do you rejoice and mourn at the same time? To the crew of PHI Med 12 you and your families are in my prayers! To my friend Jana-You always stayed constant. You loved whole-heartedly and you were loved in return! I never knew someone that I could go months or even years not seeing but the minute I saw you I would light up! You brought joy to the lives you came in contact with and you are missed dearly! You will never be forgotten.
Montgomery County Hospitl Dist.-EMT-P - Spring, Tx
Your in my thoughts & prayers. God Bless
Duke Life Flight - Durham, NC
We have all been there when that awful news was delivered to the loved ones of those just lost so many times, delivering the news ourselves, sometimes at the end of a vailant effort by rescuers. But now, it is the rescuers who have been lost, more heroes lost.
For those of us who have "answered the call", be it climbing on board that aircraft, riding a bus or engine, shotgun in a squad car, or our family members waiting in the ER for us to arrive with a dying patient, we wouldn't change it. Jenna, Wayne, and Stephanie will not get the chance to get back on that helicopter, but I'll bet if they could, they would. That's what heroes do.
To the heroes of Air Med 12, to their families, the their air medical families, for all the crews that worked with them and the crews of all families who have suffered the ultimate loss in this family of providers, this family of heroes, know that what you do will never be in vain, for they will always be honored. I hope that through time, the prayers and blessings of so many around you and throughout the Air Medical and EMS communities, you find comfort and healing.
God Bless the family and crew of Air Med 12 and all of our brothers and sisters.
Godspeed home, Jenna, Stephanie, and Wayne.
Mary Ann Melville
MedSTAR Flight Paramedic, 1988-1997, IAFP Board of Directors, 1993-1996 - Washington, DC
Our thoughts and prayer go out to the families and friends of our fallen colleagues. May God watch over and protect all in this time of need.
Wellmont One - Greeneville, TN
There are no words to express the enormity of the loss of Jana. Not only was she a skilled nurse, but she was an exceptional human being. The world was a better place with her in it. She was a fearless, vibrant person who approached life every day with enthusiasm. She will be greatly missed.
To her fiancee, family, friends and co-workers...as well as those of Stephanie and Wayne, may you find strength in each other and peace in the memories you all hold so dear.
Alanna Gale, RN
Conroe Regional Medical Center Emergency Room - Conroe, Texas
Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and co-workers of PHI-Texas.
Air Methods-Kentucky - Hazard, KY
My thoughts are with the crew, their friends and family. They will fly an eternal mission, watching over all the flight crews still saving lives here on earth. May they all be remembered with love and honor.
Marci EMT-P student
South Labe Fire & Rescue - ,
God bless you Jana, Stephanie, and Wayne...you are now in the place of angels. Jana...I feel so blessed to have known you. Thank you for your friendship...
Arian Killebrew RN,BSN, CFRN
former PHI FLIGHT NURSE/Director ED Kleberg - Corpus Christi, Texas
You made a difference AirMed 12. May you receive tailwinds to heaven.
AirEvac 41 McMinn County - , TN
When we hear of the loss of one of our family members, we all feel the pain and heartache that comes along with it. When we hear of the loss of three and the patient that they literally put their lives on the line to protect and help, we feel it even deeper. As paramedics and nurses, we all put our lives on the line and our families in an anxious state of mind because there is never a guarantee that we will make it through the shift. But we do it anyway. We do it for our fellow man, we do it because it is what we were all called to do. And we do it proudly. I am very proud that these three performed their duties to the end. They were all part of us and our family. They will be greatly missed... both by their families left behind, their EMS families, and by the patients that they helped over the years. God Speed.
Tracie Thompson, NREMT-P
Bo-Mac Contractors, LTD - Motiva/CEP - Port Arthur, Tx
A truly sad day when part of our family does not return from a flight.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and Flight Team members of Air Med 12.
To our family members that made their last flight...Godspeed.
AirMedic One - Perry, Fl
We worked for the same awesome company but States apart. To the family - Thank you for supporting your mom, your dad, your husband or wife as they went to work each day. Thank you for supporting their dream knowing how dangerous it is. Thank you for all the times you put your family plans on hold because of late flights. Thank you for enduring missed birthdays and for spending holidays at Med 12. To Med 12 - They did what they loved so others could live. For that, we all are truly grateful. For those of you who remain.....your program will go on. You will heal though you will never forget. That is what they would want. It is what you would want. You are part of a very big PHI family. We pray for you. God Bless you.
Pattie Wyant, FPC
PHI Air Medical - Med 43 & 44 - Redding, CA
I was stunned to hear the news of another downed aircraft and the tragic premature loss of Jana, Stephanie, and Wayne. Everyone who knows them must be appalled and heartbroken at the loss of these bright and wonderful people. Though no words of mine can ease your pain, nor can they adequately express our sympathy for the devastation and profound loss you must be feeling, I would like to pass a message on behalf of the entire Omniflight organization. We share in your grief. We want you to know we are thinking of you and praying for you. I wish there were words to comfort you. Jana, Stephanie, and Wayne will remain very much alive in the memories of those that loved, respected, and treasured them. I hope you can find some comfort in your special memories and in the thought of the many happy times you shared. I know you are saddened and already miss them more than one can say. I also know you will have the joy of remembering them always. May the love of your family and friends comfort, strengthen, and sustain you in the days ahead. God Bless.
Omniflight Helicopters, Inc. - Atlanta, Georgia
My heartfelt condolences to the crew, families, and all affected by this horrible tragedy. Fair winds, and clear sky's Wayne, Stephanie, and Jana. You will be greatly missed.
Cypress Creek EMS, Montgomery County Hospital District / PHI TX-OPS - Houston, TX
To the Friends, Family and Co-Workers of Jana, Wayne and Stephanie,
May God hold you all lovingly in His hands as you move through this time of sadness. Peace be with all of you.
- Scottsdale, AZ
Rest well Med 12, you will be missed. May God be with you and your loved ones!
Montgomery County Hospital District - Magnolia , Texas
I still can believe this has happened. Just a couple of weeks ago we were all celebrating Med 12's birthday and Stephanie was telling me that she had the best job in the world. We can all rest assured that these three touched more lives than we will ever know. My heart felt condolences to their families and friends. The crew of Med 12 will not be forgotten.
Ricky Pena, Lic-P
Washington County EMS - Brenham, TX
This is trully a great loss to the PHI family, we pray for you during this time of greaving and lift all family members to God in this time of need.
City of Edna EMS & Fire - EDNA, TEXAS
My thoughts and paryers are with the famlies and friends of PHI med 12
For our air medical family, we hold you close to our hearts though we have never met. We know the love, dedication, and courage that defines and drives you. We offer our tears and prayers for you, your families, and your crew.
Mike and Ami Watkins
LifeEvac - Richmond, Virginia
My heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family and friends of this PHI crew. It is a loss felt by all of us in this line of work.
Thank you for your service....
fair winds to you all in flight...
S.R. - NREMT-P
MedStar - , Texas
My deepest sympathy to the family and friends of the PHI crew and patient, you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Careflite - Dallas, TX
For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return.
-Leonardo da Vinci
Rhonda D. Vesely RN Flight Nurse
AE 47 - LaGrange, Tx
Our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of the PHI crew and patient, you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
- Guymon, Oklahoma
To Jana, Stephanie, and Wayne Thank you for all the friendship and joy you brought with you to our ER, but more importantly thank you for all the lives you helped us save. You are truly heros to us and will be missed. Enjoy your flight home.
To all the family and friends who now mourn, the world lost four wonderful souls yesterday and our pain and tears are mixed with yours.
Dannette Flores, RN
St. Joseph Regional Health Center Emergency Dept. - Bryan, TX
Jana You touch every one you came in contact with. you belonged in the sky close to the angels. You will be missed and always loved.
Blaine & Coley Pyles
EMT-P - Conroe, TX
MAY GOD BLESS THE FLIGHT CREW AND THEIR FAMILIES.
FLORIDA FIREFIGHTER / FLIGHT PARAMEDIC - , FLORIDA
From all of us at Wings Air Rescue we send our deepest sympathy to all of the family and friends of Air Med 12 and have you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Lynn Rowlett NR/CCEMT-P
Wings Air Rescue 2 - Greeneville, Tn
Our condolences to our PHI colleagues during this tragic time. God bless, you're in our prayers.
United MedEvac Solutions, Inc.
UMS-Angel Air - Georgetown, Texas
God Bless and fair winds Jana, Stephanie, and Wayne. May the coming days find comfort, solace and peace for all of your loved ones and rest for each of you. We thank you for the job well done and look forward to sharing the same skies once again. God speed and again God bless.
Your friends and colleagues.
The Crew of
Hospital Wing - Memphis, TN
I had the privelege to know and work with Jana. You will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and the family's of those also in the aircraft with you, your friends, coworkers and exteneded ems family
EMTI former HCEC/NWEMS - Magnolia, Tx
Our condolences go out to the familes of the PHI crew members who lost their lives yesterday. Our critical patients benefit greatly from the dedicication of professioinals just like them everyday. We are praying for all of you.
Francis Peed, RN, EMTP, CNO
Peach Regional Medical Center - Fort Valley, Georgia
It is truly a great loss when something like this happens. I used to serve on a fire department and have had the privilege to work with excellent flight crews who have saved countless lives over the years. I did not know this crew personally but would like to say "Thank You" to all the air ambulance crews in the world today who continue to serve. There is no better sound than an incoming helicopter when you have a patient in serious trouble and you need help fast.
Former Fire Fighter - , Colorado
Our hearts are deeply saddened by the loss of the PHI Med 12 flight crew and patient. No greater sacrifice can be made in their selfless labor of love for their community. The EMS community is suffering with heavy hearts during this great loss and tragedy. May our deepest prayers ease the pain and suffering of the surviving family and PHI crew members.
Kenneth Griggs EMT-P
LifeCare EMS - Weatherford, Tx
My heart truly grieves for the loss of the dedicated lifesavers whose lives were tragically cut short while performing the chosen duties to their community. For the families who remain, I will pray for you ,even now I am crying with you
Paul Benton, RN,CEN
PHI/ AIREVAC Base 31 - Prescott, Arizona
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of PHI Med 12. My heart aches for you. Jana, words cannot express how much you will be missed. You were a beautiful person inside and out. May God bless each of you for the wonderful job you did. God Bless each of the families in this most difficult time.
Liz Fredregill EMT-P
Montgomery County Hospital District - Waller, Texas
We fly in honor of those whose gave the ultimate sacrifice for what we love doing which helping is helping others. You are in our prayers
Aaron Cristan RN CEN CCRN
Southwest Medevac 7 Hobbs,NM - Lubbock, tx
Once again I stare in disbelief at a blackened computer screen. It was just 4 short weeks ago that we lost our own heroes in the UW Med Flight crash. To you; Jana Bishop, Stephanie Waters, and Wayne Kirby, our resolve for increased air medical safety, and excellent patient care is renewed. When you see Darren, Mark, and Steve tell them we miss them.
- McFarland, Wis
Our thoughts and prayers are with those left behind; family, friends and co-workers.
HALO-Flight Inc - Corpus Christi, Tx
Always in our thoughts! You gave the ultimate sacrifice so that others may live! Our prayers and condolences go to your family and friends. We will carry on in your honor.
Patrick Langan LP
MCHD - Spring, TX
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time.
Angie Taylor, PHRN, EMT-P
STAT MedEvac 5 - Connellsville, PA
To the family of all on board, Our thoughts are with you.
Kenny Nealy RN
REACH 8 - Corvallis, OR
Sacrifice: "To surrender or give up, to permit injury or disadvantage for the sake of something else."-Websters dictionary
Thank you for your sacrifice! My heart aches for the families and friends of all involved. My prayers go out to all who were touched by this terrible event.
Sarah Cottar and family
Montgomery County Hospital District E.M.S. - Conroe, Texas
To the families of Stephanie, Jana and Wayne and to the patient's family, I pray for you to find peace and healing and I wish that soon sweet memories replace today's painful thoughts. To the PHI Air Med 12 team and the PHI Texas family, I pray for you to find comfort in each other, and strength to heal.
Linda A Meiner
PHI Air Medical Group - Phoenix, AZ
We are praying for you, thinking of you, and mourning with you during this most difficult time. Please find strength and solace in knowing that the entire air medical community is supporting you, including all of us at Eagle Air Med. Our deepest sympathies and condolences go out to you as a program, and to the families and loved ones who are mourning at this time. Stay strong.
Eagle Air Med - Blanding, UT
Our sincerest sympathy and heartfelt prayers go out to each family member of these “Angels of Mercy” who have been lost. To those friends and co-workers who continue to serve the public, please remember that you are always in our prayers. Your talents and gifts will not go unnoticed nor be forgotten.
Michael Valdez, Program Director
Shattered Lives of Montgomery County - Conroe, Texas
Our thoughts & prayers are with the entire PHI team as well as the families of the crew & patient that was lost.
EagleMed 16 - Bentonville, AR
I want to express my condolences to the family and friends for the loss of such wonderful people. They will always be a part of our EMS family.
Mary Pope EMT-P
Montogmery County Hospital District EMS - Conroe, TX
My deepest heart felt condolences during this time of darkness and uncertainty. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.
J Doriety, RN, BSN
UAB CCT - Birmingham, Alabama
West Houston Medical Center Emergency Department wishes to express to you our most heartfelt condolences for your PHI family’s loss. We are especially saddened by the tragic passing of Jana Bishop who was an extraordinary ER nurse at our sister hospital, Conroe Regional Medical Center. Our prayers are with the family and loved ones of all the victims involved in this terrible accident.
West Houston ER Staff
West Houston Medical Center - Houston, TX
Blessings at this extremely hard time. You are in my thoughts and prayers!!
Jan Berger RN
REACH 8 - Corvallis, OR
There is no greater gift to give, than to lay down his life for another. What a sacrifice these heroes made. We offer our prayers to ease this time of pain for the families and friends left behind.
Malissa Hembree, RN
EagleMed 12 - Joplin, MO
my condolences to the families of all involved . a tragedy of this magnitude spans the entire air medical arena. know that all involved more than likely died doing what they loved with a passion that is unmatched.
res-q-jets - pontiac, mi
My condolences to the friends, family, and loved ones of those who perished. This is a tragedy felt nationwide. You will all be in my prayers and thoughts. God Bless, and remember you can always find strength in Him.
Montgomery County Hospital District - Conroe, Texas
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of this crew and patient.
Rest in peace Medic 12.
Kingwood Medical Center - Kingwood , Texas
Our thoughts and prayers are with the patients family, the families of each crew member on board, and the entire PHI family. Words can't explain the pain you are feeling during this tragic event. As you continue your mission, know you will be doing so with 4 more angels looking over you. God Bless!
David Macy, Flight Paramedic
EagleMed 8 - Stillwater, Oklahoma
Today our hearts fill with sadness as our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the fallen and to our friends in the PHI family. God Bless you all.
MedServ - Platte City, MO
My deepest heartfelt sympathy goes out to the crew, co-workers, friends and family. God bless
Mike Henken, NREMT-P, FP-C
PennSTAR Flight - Phila, Pa
You will all be missed. You have touched more lives than you will ever realize. Your work here will never be forgotten.
Former PHI Air Medical Flight Paramedic - Sugar Land, Texas
It is my distinct honor to have served along side the individuals who gave their lives for the sake of helping others. I offer my prayers for those who are left to deal with this tragedy. I know in my heart these heros are in the arms of the Almighty. We are here to carry on in their name lest their sacrifice be in vain. Thank you and God bless the family and friends of these heros.
The wind upon our face, is often brisk and cold.
It's not always the weather, but the plight beyond control.
God surely saw a need, for the work we're pursuing.
His words echo gently, "Be not weary in well doing."
Time waits for no one, desperately we fight;
To beat the golden hour, do our job and do it right.
Sacrifice has no limit, self must be denied.
Praise does not exist, and patience has been tried.
Weakness becomes strength, courage replaces fear.
Exhaustion is forgotten, when we feel His presence near.
Prayer is our greatest tool, and first on every call.
Without God, the stumbling blocks,would surely make us fall.
In a troubled world, which we must live,there's only a 'precious few,'
Who are capable and willing, to give the way we do.
God took the best and made a team, to lend a helping hand.
He needed us to be the ones, with footprints in the sand.
Written by A North Carolina EMT!
Flight for Life/Champion EMS - Tyler, Texas
As I was driving home this morning I could not help but think of the tragedy that occurred yesterday. My heart aches not only for those lost but for their families and friends. I and my family offer our heartfelt condolences to you. May God grant you grace, peace and mercy in this time of grief.
While whispering a prayer for you this morning I heard these lyrics:
When the long road ends
We will rest for a while
We'll hold our hands and
We'll share a smile.
When we both look back
Over where we've been
We will have no regrets
When the long road ends.
Rest well Med12. Thank you for smiling, laughing and serving with us.
Montgomery County Hospital District - Porter, Texas
My thoughts are with the families of Air-Med 12. It has only been 18 months since I lost my husband in the Mercy Air 2 crash in California. Turn to your family and friends - they will help get you through this most gut-wrenching, horrible time.
(wife of Paul Latour 9/26/60 - 12/10/06 - Apple Valley, CA
Our thoughts and prayers to the families of the Crew and the Patient. To the entire PHI family we will also keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Our Chaplain will be offering a mass for these fallen Heros and the Patient.
Crew of Carolina LifeCare
OmniFight/Carolina LifeCare - Myrtle Beach, SC
My thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends of the med 12 crew and their patient. The crew made such a big impact in the lives that they touch and they will be deeply missed by all. God bless
Scott Sanders - Paramedic
MCHD EMS Medic 83 - Conroe, Tx
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of PHI Air Med 12 Crew.
God has dispatched another crew of angels to watch over us.
Joe Limpus, Flight Nurse
Tri State Care Flight, CF 7 / 70 - Yuma, AZ
This is a terrible tragedy. I did not know the crew but know what they do. Our prayers are with the families and friends involved.
PHI AirMedical - AirCare 1 - Manassas, Virginia
My thoughts and prayers are with the crew and their families. The crew will be greatly missed.
Shirl-Ann Forshier RRT
AE 1 - Phoenix, Az
My thoughts and prayers go out to the families, friends and co-workers of Jana, Stephanie, and Wayne. May God comfort you and keep you.
Sam Miller RN, BSN, NREMT-P
Memorial Hermann Life Flight - Houston, TX
You will not be forgotten.
Flight For Life, NI - McHenry , IL
Holding the hearts and souls high of all affected by this terrible loss...praying for peace in the hearts and minds of the families and friends left behind...knowing they died for such a noble cause....honoring the memory of all who die for the sake of others. Much sympathy for all who feel this tragic loss.
- Sugar Land, TX
Jana, Stephanie and Wayne, today I celebrate your lives. Thank you for all you do, YOU ARE AWESOME.
You will always be in our thoughts. My deepest and most sincere condolences to your families. May the Lord bless them with overwhelming love and faith during these difficult times.
Juan Carlos Garcia, NREMT-P
MCHD-EMS - Conroe, TX
Godspeed to this blessed crew. Our prayers are with the families that are left behind. Thank you for sharing their lives with us. They made the difference for so many people.
Kelly Cox Flight Nurse/Paramedic
ETMC Air 1 - Tyler, TX
My prayers and thoughts are with all of the PHI Airmed crews and families.
Former PHI Airmed 7 and 5 Nurse - Nash, Tx
Out thoughts and prayers go out to the families of this tragic accident, they may be gone but will never be forgotten, they truely are hero's
Misty and Jason
St Joseph Ermergency Room - Bryan, tx
My prayers go out to the family and friends of the fallen heros, and the patient. May God help each one of you through this difficult time.
MCHD - Conroe, TX
Jana, you were such a blessing to so many of us. We will lay
you to rest with aching hearts but hearts filled with love
knowing that you are watching us from that open window in the
sky. You are loved by so many. You were a wonderful friend, nurse, co-worker, and now an angel. You will always be in my
heart and loved beyond measure. I miss you girl!!!!
Cari Kent, RN
Tomball Regional Hospital Emergency Department - Tomball, Texas
May the Lord give strength and comfort to their family's during this time.
MedFlight Four - Coshocton, OH
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families, friends of PHI and to the co-workers of Air-Med 12.
EagleMed Corporate Office - Wichita, Ks
It has been my GREAT pleasure to know Jana, Stephanie & Wayne-their love for life was infectious! We are truly blessed to have such an incredible group of caregivers in Med 12 and the loss of your family members is devastating to us all! Know that each of you and the families of your lost are in my prayers. I love you guys!
"May our Lord Jesus Christ...and God our Father...comfort your hearts." 2 Thes 2:16,17
Amy Plotts, RN
- Bryan, TX
I just wanted to extend my condolences and sympathy for the tragic loss of life.
S&W Labor and Delivery - Temple, TX
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the hero's we lost. What an honor it has been to work with such a special group of people. God Bless!
RVFD - Rockdale, TX
All of us in the HEMS family, AMC and MedFlight02 @ Billings Clinic, MT send our heart felt condolances to family, friends and co workers.
MedFlight 02 - Billings, MT
To all my friends at PHI. While we may wear different colors, we in EMS are family. My heart felt prayers and thoughts go out to all colleagues, friends, and families of those lost.
Robert J. Galvin III
Air Evac EMS, Inc. - Corbin, KY
Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all.
UW Medflight - Madison, WI
To family and friends, my sencerist condilences for your lose. We truely enjoyed working with and being friends with the crew of Med 12 and we will greatly miss them. Our prayers are with you.
Frank Skonetski UMT
S&W ER - Temple, Tx
Words cannot express my feelings today. While i knew only one of the flight crew I know all the families, friends and co-workers are having similar feelings today. Jana, you will truly be missed and you as well as Wayne and Stephanie, their families and all those that associated with them will be in our prayers and thoughts forever. It's very tough when it hits this close to home. God bless. +
Bill Parsons EMT-LP
Montgomery County EMS - Conroe, Texas
I wish I had words that would ease the pain of such a loss, but nothing I can say will take the pain you all are feeling away. I can only express my deepest sorrow at the needless loss of our comrades in flight. On behalf of the Legacy Emanuel Children’s Transport Team, I would like to extend our condolences and deepest sympathy to the families and loved ones of those lost. It is rare that someone gets to work in a job that they truly have a passion for and it is always sad when a co-worker or friend dies in the line of duty, but it is important to remember that not only they were doing what they loved, but that the world is a better place because of their efforts. Our hearts go out to the entire PHI team, the friends, co-workers and families and loved ones of our fallen colleagues lost in this tragic event. Please know you are all in our thoughts. Stephanie, Jana and Wayne’s passion and dedication will be missed by everyone.
Ken Lawson-Williams FP-C, RN
Legacy Emanuel Children's Transport - Portland, Oregon
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you-crew and family. I know this is a difficult time and no words can describe the loss.
LifeGuard Alaska - Anchorage, Alaska
i'm so sorry for the loss your team is experiencing right now. Cling close to each other and keep their memories with all of you as you pass through this difficult time. May you each find strength in each other and those you hold dear, and may you all grow stronger as a team and individually. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Lifeguard Alaska - Anchorage, Alaska
My thoughts and prayers are with you all , you all will be mised.
Wayne Bedair EMT-P
Montgomery County Hospital District-EMS - Spring, Tx
My thoughts and prayers go out to the families, friends and co-workers of those involved. God Bless you all.
MCHD - Conroe, Texas
Thoughts and prayers go out to you all...
Mercy Flight Central, Inc. - Canandaigua, NY
I remember Jana when she was still a senior in high school working at Randalls. She never lost her sweet and innocent way. Jana was one of the kindest people I have ever met. I was fortunate to be able to watch her grow from an EMT to Paramedic To RN to Flight Nurse - she always remained the same "Jana".
Its hard to grieve the loss of any air medical crew, but its much harder when it hits this close to home.
Jana, Wayne, and Stephanie - your service to the community is appreciated and each of you will be missed. Thank you for what you do!
God Bless the families and friends of the departed.
Chivas Guillote, RN, CFRN, EMTP
Flight Nurse - Memorial Hermann Life Flight - Houston, Texas
When I checked Flightweb today and saw the page was blacked out, my heart sank. When I saw it was part of our PHI family, my heart broke. I want to give my deepest and most sincere sympathies to the families of the flight crew, as well as, the PHI Texas family. The flight crew, unfortunately, gave it all Sunday morning and for that they will be eternalized and always remembered.
Nothing but clear blue skies!
PHI/Air Evac 23 - Marana, AZ
I was saddened to hear of the loss of PHI's crew and patient this weekend. We all take for granted the jobs that they and others like them perform because they do it so well with so few accidents. When one happens, it reminds us just how dangerous each work day is for them and that they put their lifes on the line for other people every time that they go up.
I wish I had something profound to say that would ease their family and friends pain right now but I don’t. I do believe however, that God takes care of those who take care of other people. This crew is now under his care and will be rewarded for their unselfish deeds and services to others.
Brad L. Dowdell
Marathon Oil Company - Houston, Texas
To the families, friends, and collegues of Jana, Stephanie & Wayne, our prayers are with you during this difficult time. Lean on each other & share stories. We just went through this a month ago when UW MedFlight went down with my brother, Mark Coyne RN, Dr. Darren Bean & Steve Lipperer on board. May God give you the courage to continue. GODSPEED!
Monique Coyne Johnson
- Cherry Valley, IL
The families and crew members of all involved are in our prayers!
City of Overland Park Fire & Rescue - Overland Park, KS
On behalf of the National EMS Pilots Association and myself our hearts go out to the families of those involved in this incident.
NEMSPA - Perry, Florida
My thoughts and Prayers go out to the family and friends of the crew. This is a terrible and heartbreaking loss.
Air Evac Lifeteam - , KY
Having just gone through this 4 weeks ago, I extend the most heartfelt sympathy to all of you. The sense of family in this line of work is empowering. At MedFlight, we were overwhelmed by the thoughtfulness of so many people. God bless you in this tragic time...
Karice Stern, MD
University of Wisconsin MedFlight - Madison, WI
My deepest sympathies go out to the friends, families, and colleagues of the Med 12 crew. May your warmest memories of Jana, Stephanie, and Wayne give you strength during this difficult time.
Memorial Hermann Life Flight - Houston, Texas
Our deepest sympathy and prayers to the families of the patient and the crew members.
Our prayers our with your families and friends that were left behind. May God bless you and keep you.
LifeNet Osceola - Kissimmee, Florida
Stephanie waters has been a frind of my family for 10 years. She will be loved and missed.
Richard H. Russworn
- Bryan, Texas
Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of the heroes that lost their lives in this tragic event. They will never be forgotten.
Terry Wilmore RN & Alyssa Morgan RN
Kangaroo Crew Transport Team- Texas Children's Hospital - Houston , Texas
My thoughts and prayers to these fallen heroes and their families and to their PHI family in this very difficult time. May God be with you all during this time.
Deedee R. CFRN
previous AE9/PHI flight nurse - Casa Grande, AZ
My heart and aloha goes out to the familes of the flight crew that lost thier lives doing a job that they all loved. My heart goes out to the rest of the flight team for the loss of thier fallen colleagues. From one flight nurse to all members of a flight crew, take a moment of silence to allow respect and aloha to our fallen sister and brothers. Malama Pono
Lori Cannon RN, CCRN, MSN
Hawaii Air Ambulance/ Hilo Base - Hilo, HI
It's with a saddened heart that we hear of this news. Our hearts go out to the families, friends and co-workers.
Omniflight/ Native Air - Show Low, AZ
Please accept my deepest sympathy, friends and family of our fallen comrades. My heart is gripped by sadness for those left behind. Those who departed, did so in service to sanctity of life. And following their passion. You will be in my prayers.
Ali Amanat, RRT
AE01 - Phoenix, AZ
Our deepest condolences to PHI, crews, and families. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all during this horrible tragedy. God Bless, they will always be heroes.
OU Medi Flight - OKC, OK
Words cannot express the loss of our colleagues at PHI. We did not know them personally, but we do know what what motivated them to do such a dangerous job: the desire to help someone in need at the risk of their own lives. Their legacy will continue. We mourn for them, and our thoughts and prayers are with their families, friends, and colleagues.
St Alphonsus Life Flight - Boise, Idaho
It is truly a sad day in the EMS community. Prayers to all the families.
Karla Dillard, Flight Nurse
University of Iowa AirCare 1 - Iowa City, Iowa
From the MCHD family to PHI, our thoughts and prayers are with each and every one of you as you go through this tragic time. Rest in Peace Med 12 and may God bless you all. You will be missed!
Montgomery Co. Hospital District-EMS - Conroe, Texas
May God be with you and your families. You are in our prayers.
Warbelow's Air Ambulance - Fairbanks, Alaska
It was an honor to know and work with the members of PHI Med 12 lost today. My thoughts and prayers are with their families, and the entire PHI family. Thank you for the service you provide to our community in patient care as well as community education. Gob Bless
Blinn College EMS Program - Bryan, Texas
May God be with the families of our fallen brothers and sisters...thank you for your willingness to serve. You will be greatly missed.
Aaron Langford, EMT-LP
- Austin, TX
We will never forget. True heros were lost today. My prayers go out the family and loved ones of the crew.
Eric Bauer, NREMT-P
AeroCare Medical Transport Inc. Springerville, AZ - ,
Deepest sympathies to the family and friends of all involved in this tragedy.
ThedaStar Air Medical - Neenah, WI
Our thoughts go out to everyone during this tragic time.
John Kimbrough, RN
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Emergency Transport Team - Philadelphia, PA
Our thoughts and prayers are with each of the families, friends and co-workers of those that lost their lives in this terrible accident. May God be with you all.
Huntsville Medflight - Huntsville, AL
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families, friends and loved ones of those lost. May God comfort and bless you at this most difficult time.
MedCenter Air - Charlotte, NC
Today my heart sank when I heard the tragic news of the untimely death of PHI Med 12 flight crew. Knowing one of them made the news hit even harder on the heart. My condolensces go out to their family, friends and loved ones. May you find peace soon. Jana, thank you for your smile.
Montgomery County Hospital District - Spring, Texas
I am so saddened to hear about this horrible loss. I did not know any of the people who died, but yet my heart aches. My brother flies for AeroCare out of Lubbock, so when I heard the news of a copter crash, I immediately had to find out who was involved. Of course, my heart stopped beating until I found he was not among the victims, but yet the tears are still flowing for those who did perish. I know how I felt while just waiting to find names, it was not pleasant, so I can only imagine how those who actually lost loved ones must feel right now. My heart goes out to all of you. I have been in the medical profession going on 40 years now and have seen a lot of suffering and death...each time though it hurts even more. I will keep each person we have lost and all their families in my prayers, always. God will watch over them now, they are safe as these 4 angels spread their wings and fly....
Ginger Stewart Jenkins, CMT, MLS, AE-C
Spheris - New Haven, WV
No words can relieve the pain and sorrow brought about by the loss of our PHI Med 12 crew and patient. My thoughts and prayers go out to the families, friends, and co-workers. I believe that those who gave the ultimate sacrifice to help others are now angels watching over us.
Tanya Swanson - RRT
AirEvac 20 / PHI - Tucson, AZ
As the mother of a Med12 employee, I would like to express my deepest sympathy to the families of Wayne, Stephanie and Jana. I know that my son was proud to work and fly with each of them. Tonight, my son is still unaware of this tragic accident. He is hiking in Colorado but hopefully soon his father and others in Durango will be able to get word to him and bring him home. He will be devasted that he was not here sooner to help and support his fellow Med12 team and families.
- Austin, Texas
To the PHI Family and the families of those lost in todays crash, our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
- SW, Washington
Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings
Sunward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds -- and done a hundred things
You have not dreamt of -- wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence, hov'ring there,
I've chased the shouting wind along
and flung my eager craft through footless halls of air
Up, up the long delirious burning blue
I've topped the windswept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or even eagle flew
And, while with silent lifting mind I've trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space
Put out my hand - touched the face of God
John Gillespie Magee Jr - Royal Canadian Air Force
My thoughts are with all of my Texas PHI family...
Air Evac 4/PHI Air Medical - Mesa, AZ
I know that no words can help, so I offer my prayers. The loss of Jana, Wayne, and Stephanie will have a huge impact to us all.
MCHD-EMS - Montgomery, Texas
Deepest sympathies to all involved, may God be with you and your souls rest in peace.
Kyle Norris EMT-P
Longview Fire Department/Champion EMS - Tyler , TX
Your loss has devastated the medical community. You were all great servants of the lord. Our prayers are with the families of all on board and the PHI Air Med 12 crews.
Fmr Texas A&M EMS/TAMECT - Ft. Worth, TX
How does one express their grief & sense of loss at a time like this?? Each of these people have made this world a better place as evidenced by the outpouring of love & respect shown here. I only knew Jana. I worked with her on the ambulance as she was going through nursing school. She then encouraged me as I did the same. I worked with her at the hospital as well. I learned from her & laughed with her. I know that she loved to fly. She will always be remebered as that beautiful smiling face in my mind. My deepest sympathy goes to all the families of the crew and the patient as they work through this difficult time. Jana, you'll be missed. To you all, Watch over us. We still need you.
Terri Duke, LP/RN
Montgomery County Hospital District EMS - Conroe, Texas
I believe this is one of the saddest days we have experienced in our EMS Family- It is a time to honor and pray for those who perished as well as appreciate those that we work with every day. I hope the family, friends, and co-workers find comfort in knowing how much each of them touched so many lives. Prayers forever.
Holly Pichette, EMT-P
MCHD - Conroe, Texas
Our hearts go out to the entire PHI team, friends and families of those lost in this tragic accident. From everyone at AeroCare Scottsdale & Chicago - God Speed.
Becky Pusateri, RN, MSN
AeroCare Medical Transport - Sugar Grove/Scottsdale, IL/AZ
My Heartfelt thought's of sympathy,and prayer's go out to all the familie's,friend's,and PHI Texas,who were touched today by the loss of those who gave their life's caring for the life of other's. May God Bless you all, and Peace be with you.
TRINITY MOTHER FRANCES HEALTHCARE SYSTEM - TYLER, TEXAS
Our deepest sympathy to the families and friends of the PHI Air Med 12 crew that gave their lives in the line of duty. Some of us knew the crewmembers and all of us benefited from their invaluable services. We will miss them. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the Pilot, Paramedic, Flight Nurse, and Patient.
Hilltop Lakes EMS - Hilltop Lakes, Tx
May God give you strength in the days and weeks ahead. We will keep each of you in our thoughts and prayers. God bless...
STAT MedEvac - Pittsburgh, PA
Heart breaking news as I received a call this morning with the news. My thoughts and prayers to family, friends and co-workers. Knowing all were doing what they loved, knowing the risk and making the ultimate sacrafice. All will surely be missed.
Remote Duty Medic/ Afghanistan - ,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time.
Jerod Waters RN, REMT-I Chief Flight Nurse
EagleMed 17 - Ardmore, OK
My heart goes out to the families of all involved in this tragic accident. We all know they were doing what they loved, but that does not make it any easier. I only knew Jana and not that well but I know she was happy in her life and that she will be sorely missed.
MCHD EMS - Conroe, TX
To the families and colleagues of those lost today; our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Andrew Veitch CFRN and Mercy Air ,CA2 Program
Mercy Air -Air Methods Corporation - Anaheim, CA
There are no words to comfort. Today we loss three friends, colleagues, heroes and the world gained three angels. My heartful prayers are with your team and families during this difficult time
- Lexington, KY
To the families, teammates and friends of Jana, Stephanie and Wayne, our team's thoughts and prayers are with you. Jana, Stephanie and Wayne-thank you for making a difference in all the lives you have touched.
Harinder Dhindsa, MD
LifeEvac of Virginia - Richmond, VA
I was blessed to have once worked along side of Jana and Steph. We were not just co-workers, we were friends. We were all a part of the PHI family. A family bonded by the job we all love to do. Jana and Steph loved to fly, they loved their job, and they were so good at the job they did. They will both be in my thoughts and my heart always. My prayers go out to all of the families of the M-12 crew, to the M-12 base, and to the rest of my PHI family. God's speed M-12.
Formerly employed with PHI M-5 and M-11. - Rio Vista , CA
With heartfelt sympathy for your loss, my thoughts and prayers go to the team members and families of PHI.
Jayme Hawthorne, RN, BSN, CEN
Omniflight/ Native 1 - Mesa, AZ
My families prayers and hearts go out to the families. Jana, you will truely be missed and always remembered. Our hearts are truely sad.
MCHD - Conroe, TX
With deepest sympathy our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and coworkers.
Omniflight Native 2 - Chandler, AZ
Deepest condolences to PHI and the families of Wayne, Stephanie and Jana. I feel incredibly blessed to have known this crew, and speak for us all in saying that you will be truly missed.
Cody Blount, BS, NREMT-P, LP, FP-C
College Station Fire Department - College Station, TX
My deepest condolences to your families from mine. I was fortunate to have met Jana through Conroe ER. I do not know the others but feel as if I did being a fellow collegue. Once again, your families have my deepest sympathies...
Raymond Arredondo, EMT-P
MCHD EMS M-32 - Cypress, Texas
My deepest sympathies are offered to the friends and families of Stephanie, Jana and Wayne. I was fortunate enough to have known then all. Jana and Stephanie were not only care providers but educators. They have taught many and were looked up to by many of those that they taught. They will be sorely missed by many.
God Speed 12
Blinn College EMS Program - Bryan, Texas
To the families of the flight crews as well as the patient, my deepest sympathies. My prayers are with all of you
Carestar - Odessa, tx
Please know that our prayers are with you all.
Mary Baugh and Family
Mchd - Conroe, Texas
To the family members and friends of the crew; I know that there are no words that can bring you comfort but I hope you understand that your loved ones are true hero’s and eased the suffering and prevented the loss of life of many. My deepest sympathy goes out to you and the PHI family.
Southwest Medevac 5 - Alamogordo, NM
Condolences to the immediate families of the PHI Med 12 crew and patient, and also to the extended PHI family...you are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Lisa Ainsworth, RN
Limestone Medical Center ER - Groesbeck, TX
My prayers and condolence to the crew, family, and friends.
James A. Miller, RN, MSN, NREMT-P
Former Flight Nurse - Hardy, va
Thoughts and prayers go out to the families and co-workers.
M.C.H.D. - ,
We are reminded of the danger we all face when we climb into those aircrafts to save a stranger. God Bless all the families of these fallen Heroes. God bless all of us who "Live So Others May Live". I am praying for all of you!!
Lisa Severson CCEMT-P
Mercy Flight, Benefis Healthcare (In Memory of Vince, Darcy and Paul, 02-06-07, N45MF) - Great Falls, MT
My deepest sympathies are offered to the friends and family of these 3 heroes. No words can relieve the sorrow brought about by the loss of the PHI Med 12 crew. Each of us in the air medical transport community feels this loss deeply and we mourn with you. I will pray that God will grant each of you the strength to get through this difficult period and will ask that He keep each of you in His light and love. May Wayne, Stephanie, and Jana be honored for the service they provided and may they be remembered fondly by all who were touched by their lives.
PHI Air Medical Northeast - Charlottesville, VA
Jana Banana - I can't believe youre gone. You were such a wonderful person. We always had so much fun together over the last decade. I have so many awesome memories with you....I am so proud of all you have done and there is a comfort in knowing that you died doing what you loved.
- san Antonio, TX
god speed 12. thank you for your detication. watch over the grieving, comfort them knowing you are eternally safe and free now. continue to guide and watch over us that continue to follow in your steps.
Personally my thoughts and prayer go to the whole PHI Family. I pray that the presence of family and friends will provide a comfort to all of those affected. We grieve and share in your loss. You will long be in our memories.
Kevin W. Peters, Safety Officer
Carilion Clinic Life Guard - Roanoke, VAle
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the Med 12 crew, The PHI family, and the Patients family. It is truly as sad day for us all but we cannot begin to imagine the loss you are all feeling. May they fly now on angels wings and watch over those that remain.
Mike Starr CCEMT-P FP-C
Southwest MedEvac/Omniflight Medevac 15 - Silver City, NM
May God watch over you all. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends in this time of need.
Stephen Roberts, EMPT
Air Evac 33 - Middlesboro, KY
My heart sank when I heard the tragic news this morning. My deepest and most profound condolences to the families. My prayers are with you.
Claudia Burrows, RN, NREMT-P
PHI Air Medical Indiana (former); www.claudiasfamily.com ; Living in spite of a terminal diagnosis of ALS - Muncie, Indiana
I lost some very dear friends today and I would like to thank everyone for their kind words her. Please be safe and Thank You
Wolfgang Evans, Lead Pilot, Phi Med 12
Phi Airmedical, Bryan - Bryan, tx
To the families, friends, and colleagues of Wayne, Jana, & Stephanie, I know this pain you feel firsthand. Having recently lost my husband, closest friend, and a colleague in the 5/10/08 UW MedFlight crash, my soul aches for you and your loss. There are no words, but please know that across the miles, my thoughts are with you. There are many people enjoying their lives today because they were fortunate enough to be touched by the specialness of Wayne, Jana, and Stephanie.
Desiree La Charite, MD (wife of Steve Lipperer, pilot, UW MedFlight, 9/17/68-5/10/08)
- Madison, WI
Chris, I cant even imagine what you are going through. I hope that we are able to donate time or anything else so that you can take off as much time as you will ever need. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
A/TCEMS Spec Ops. - ,
My husband is a flight nurse with PHI Air Medical in Paducah, KY. This is my worst nightmare. My thoughts and prayers are with all the families and loved ones of the crash victims.
- Calvert City, KY
Our hearts go out to the families and friends that are affected by this tragedy. They all were doing what they loved to do! To my fellow brother, Neil stay strong like you always are and your extended family is here for you.
The Woodlands Fire Department - Woodlands, TX
It is with an extremely heavy heart that I have come to find this site black, again. I am very sorry for your loss.
My thoughts and prayers go to the families, medical crews, friends and peers of PHI Air Medical/PHI Texas.
Sue Toberman, RN
UT LIFESTAR - Knoxville, TN
What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.
My deepest and heartfelt sympathy to our brothers and sisters in the PHI Air Med community.
D. Chevalier B.S., NREMT-P
MeritCare LifeFlight - Fargo, ND
Today and forever we will remember another loss. Our condolences and prayers to all. Another tradgic loss in these dificult times.
Travis Byerly Flight Medic
PennSTAR Flight - , Pa
Today is a day we wish never happened. To walk through such devistating loss is at times unbearable. We each choose this profession and at times it chooses us!!!! Either way, the best thing of all is to know that Jana, Stephanie and Wayne were living their dreams and doing what they loved.
Our hearts cannot replace the empty feelings we have for such awesome and generous people.
Jana is brilliant, stunning, kind, and fun to be around, she always had a way of making people feel good when they were around her.
Stephanie had an infectious laugh and smile that brought people to her and caused people to want to be around her more.
Wayne was kind and gentle and loved his grandchildren, you could tell they made his heart sing when he talked about them.
“…To whom much is given, much is required…” Luke 12:48
Today the ultimate sacrifice was paid. To all of those left behind, my heart and prayers are with you.....to Jana, Stephanie and Wayne.....watch over us and protect us as we continue on in your name!!!!!!
Lora Carter, RN/LP CFRN
HCESD-1 CC1 - Houston, TX
To the family, friends, and coworkers of this fallen crew:
I am so deeply sorry to hear of your loss.
I know that no words can ease your pain at this difficult time. Have faith in God, lean on each other, and know that with time your grief will ease.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Allan Bulkley (RN, EMT-P) and family
- Canandaigua, NY
To recieve the phone call this morning saying that we had lost one of our helicopters and three coworkers/family members was hard news to swallow.
Our sincere thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the crew and patient.
May this message provide you with some comfort during this difficult time.
From your family at SkySTAT - God Bless!
Hugh Cline, Flight Paramedic
PHI Air Medical Northeast - SkySTAT II - Hopewell, Virginia
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of those lost and their co-workers at PHI.
Stephanie Jackson, RN CFN
EagleMed 18 - Hugo, OK
My condolences to the PHI family, medical crew, patient, and families. My prayers are with you all in this time of great tragedy. God Bless YOU ALL.
Southwest Medevac - Midland, TX
Our thoughts and prayers will be with you in the loss of your friends and family. May God Bless you and keep you safe in His arms.
Shannon T. Nash RN, CCRN, CEN, EMT-IV
Air Evac Nine - Lewisburg, TN
to all the friends and families of these wonderful people I pray for you and know they were doing what they loved God bless you..
The Methodist Hosp/fellow lifeflight disp. - Houston, Tx
May God richly bless you and your families for the contributions you have made, as well as the ultimate sacrifice of your lives. Our prayers will be with you all.
May God's hand of peace and comfort rest heavy on your hearts during this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
CareFlite - DFW, TX
The family, friends, and co-workers of these caring providers will be in our thoughts and prayers. We are all sorry for your loss.
Scott Lancaster, NR/CCEMTP, EMS I/C
Gorham EMS - Gorham, NH
I can not express in words the amount of pain I feel that we have once again lost three wonderful brave souls in the Line of Duty. Knowing Jana and Stephanie, it was doing something they simply loved to do, and probably wouldnt have had it any other way. I woke up to a phone call this morning telling me of the crash and found myself in shock. We had just been teasing stephanie on the phone and talking to her at 1135 that night. Now they are gone and the sadness in our hearts it seems can find no words or thoughts to ease the pain. They will be greatly missed and forever remembered. Their families and loved ones are in our prayers and our thoughts. May you forever use your wings in heaven now girls as our gaurdian angels and watch down over the rest of us as we continue the work that you loved to do so much.
Jennifer Pearce, Firefighter/EMT-B
S&W EMS, Inc., S&W Hospital - Temple, Texas
They were our friends, coworkers and for at least 1/4 or our lives, they were family. We trained together, we flew together and we shared our ups and downs. They did what they loved to do, always to the best of thier ability. They will be forever loved, missed and respected.
Please keep the family of the patient in your prayers also.
To everyone around the world who has shared thier condolences here, a huge thank you, from all of us at PHI Texas.
Doug Spence, Flight Paramedic
PHI, STAT-Air 2 - Georgetown , TX
My heart sank as I heard the news of the fatal crash this morning. My thoughts and prayers to the family of the medical crew and patient. God Bless
Darbi Hand RNC-Neonatal Flight Nurse
AirEvac 1/ PHI Air Medical - phoenix AZ,
Condolence to the family and friends of PHI med 12. When I hear the news this morning my mind went blank and it was as if I could think or breath. To often we take for granted the people that are right next to us and dont aprepciate having them in our lives. This tragedy should remind us that tomorrow is not for certain. I will hold the family of the crew in my prayers and they will not be forgotten and this world is alittle darker without them in it.
MCHD - The Woodlands, Texas
My thoughts and prayers are with the PHI family and those families who have lost loved ones.
Brian Conn, REMT-P
NMMC-CareFlight - Tupelo, MS
The news came early, my Base Manager says " PHI has had a fatal crash" and my heart sank and the tears flowed. The thoughts, 'round and 'round in my head until I could get them out on paper. My prayers are for peace and comfort for us all once again.
Why oh why do people have to die?
We made this choice
You and I
To do our work
Up In the sky
Each morning we leave our families behind
To do what we have chosen to do
Always keeping our return home in mind
The culture of safety put forth by PHI
Is what allows each one of us to feel comfortable
Each mission that we fly
When the request comes in
The decision is made
Off we go
This job I would not trade
When the mission is complete
With a job well done
A feeling of pride and satisfaction
Allows us to look forward to the next one
When tragedy strikes
And crewmembers are lost
Those feelings of pride and satisfaction
Were achieved at a cost
The reality is that when an accident happens
More than one life is usually taken
The family members, the co-workers, our industry is shaken
Where do we go and what do we say
The need to find the strength
To make it through the day
We make that choice to continue to fly
Because this is where God’s beauty is visible to the naked eye
We find healthy ways to release all of our pain
So that no one’s death is a death gone in vain
Why oh why do people have to die?
No one knows that answer
Not you and not I
Michele Guthrie, RN, CFRN
PHI Air Meidical - Sonora , California
Our deepest sympathy and condolences go out to your families from our own. Our service has not been the same since the notification of this event.
Montgomery County Hospital District EMS - Conroe, Texas
I had the chance to meet these professional, outgoing crew members of PHI Med 12 while helping secure landing zones in the past. My thoughts and prayers are with the family members of the crew and patient.
Navasota F.D. - Navasota, TX
Once again our hearts are mourning for those lost giving their lives for others. No matter how long we do this job we are called to do, will we be immune to the breaking of our hearts to those lost. My thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends, and co-workers of those lost.
Geisinger Life Flight - Danville, PA
When I heard of the incident thsi morningmy heart just sank. I could only think of a few people that flew on this bird. My first emotion was to stop and pry for the lost individuals, and hope that it was isnb't anyone that we actually know. When the word cameof the individuals it was like someone tearing out my heart, Jan a you will always be a close and dear friend, that no words could ever replace our friendship. Jana you touched so many souls and brought happiness,kidness, and love to this world. I know that you are in a much better place right now and we could never imagine in a 100 years what it must be like where you are right now. You be sadly missed and loved ones will grieve, but may your soul Go Rest High on That Mounain, God Bless.
Matthew K. Copeland
MCHD EMS - Conroe, TX
Sincere condolences to family, friends, and colleagues of those lost. May you know soon happiness again.
- Columbus, Ohio
My condolences to the family and friends of the flight crew and patient.
They have "slipped the surly bonds of earth to touch the face of God" ...
Alan L. Neighbors, RN
- Houston, Texas
My thoughts and prayers go out to the crew, patient and their famlies. May God Bless each and everyone.
Steven Stary EMT-P
Cuero EMS - Cuero, Tx
Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of PHI Air Med 12. God Bless!
Guthrie Air - Sayre, PA
Words cannot express the sadness we feel at the loss of your crew members & patient. Your crew members were truly heros who spent their time making a difference by helping others in need.
We are sorry for your loss and those of the family members.
Suits USA, Inc. - Mount Airy, NC
My condolences to the families and the co workers of PHI Med 12.....God Bless You.
Michael Moon, EMT-P
Northstar EMS/ Formally of Hermann Life Flight - Humble, Texas
My heart stopped once again when I received the phone call this morning of this tragedy. To the families of PHI AIR MED 12, no words can express the feelings that are being felt when things hit this close to home with our PHI family. My heart aches for these co-workers who lost their lives doing what we all love to do. May the patient's and the crew's families family find peace. I was a communications specialist back in Phoenix for 6 years, and then transferred to Indiana 2 years ago. As a communication specialist you often only get to know the voices of the personal on the other side of the radio, and some times never get to meet them in person. To our friends and co-workers, pilot Wayne Kirby, flight nurse Jana Bishop, and flight paramedic Stephanie Waters. You will be missed terribly, but will never be forgotten in all of our hearts.
PHI Air Medical of Indiana - Indianapolis, Indana
My thoughts and prayers go out to the families, friends and colleagues of those lost in this tragedy. We are with you........
Stephen Teitelman RN, CFRN
Jeffstat - Philadelphia, PA
I feel so blessed to have spent time with both Jana and Stephanie. I was a student in the Blinn college Paramedic program and they both so kindly offered their time to come teach and guide us eager, young, adrenaline junkies. Both were extremely knowledgable, friendly and patient with us. We definately idolized them. One look at this list of condolences proves they undoubtedly left their marks on the world, and my prayers are with their families and other loved ones.
former Blinn student/ motgomery county hospital district paramedic - Conroe, Tx
Our prayers are with the families and friends of those that gave their lives helping others. God bless and protect those that have left us and those that are still here to remember them. You are not alone in this time of need.
M . Jeffrey Fein
Sky FlightCare - Coattsville, PA
My deepest condolences to the familes and the Med 12 flight team. I had the honor and priveledge of working along-side Jana. She always lightened the room with laughter. My heart and prayers go out to the family and Med 12 flight crew.
Former med 12 medic/ montgomery county hospital district - conroe, Tx
My prayers are with the family and friends of the PHI Med 12 crew. You will be greatly missed.
Montgomery County Hospital District - Conroe , Texas
Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds - and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there
I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air.
Up, up the long delirious, burning blue,
I've topped the windswept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or even eagle flew -
And, while with silent lifting mind I've trod
The high untresspassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand and touched the face of God.
My deepest thoughts and prayers to all at PHI Texas. Please know that the entire aeromedical family, especially here in Texas is with you at this tragic time.
Howard Polden RN, CFRN
STAR Flight/ Austin Travis County EMS - Austin, Texas
I was fortunate to have gotten to know both Stephanie and Jana over the last couple of years while working in EMS education. Both of these young ladies were extremely bright, sweet, and passionate about their profession. They touched many lives, not only their patients but also the hundreds of young students that looked up to them. They will be greatly missed.
My deepest sympathies and prayers are with the families and friends of the entire Med 12 crew.
John Tuohy, LP
Blinn College EMS Programs - Bryan, Texas
Flight is freedom in its purest form,
To dance with the clouds which follows a storm;
To roll and glide, to wheel and spin,
To feel the joy that swells within;
To leave the earth with its troubles and fly;
And know the warmth of a clear spring sky.
Then back to earth at the end of a day,
Released from the tensions that melted away.
Should my end come while I am in flight,
Whether brightest of day or darkest of night;
Spare me your pity and shrug off the pain;
Secure in the knowledge that I'd do it again.
For each of us is created to die,
And within me I know, I was born to fly.
Words are so difficult to express at a time like this. The sincere condolences of our family go out to the families of the crew. Rest in peace AirMed 12.
Bryan Keen Flight Paramedic
LifeStar 2/AE 66 - Killeen, TX
To the families of Wayne, Jana and Stephanie: May God grant you peace comfort as you deal with your loss.
Richard L. Frazer
Retired PHI Air Med Pilot - Lexington, KY
My thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the flight crew and the patient. I was shocked to hear about this incident but at the same time I knew they will be taken care of eternally and passed doing what they loved. GOD BLESS YOU and thank you for the service and sacrifice you have taken day in and day out.
Chris Goodrich, NREMT-P
Montgomery County Hospital District - EMS - Conroe, TX
Strength and comfort in these dark days. Take solace in knowing there are many who grieve with you.
Courtney Smith, NREMT-P, FP-C
Cullman EMS - , AL
To the families of Jana, Wayne and Stephanie: we grieve with you...
Sister of Flight Nurse Erin Reed (1957 - 2005) - ,
Oh, the lives we touch in one way or another, As we care for the needs of our sister and brother.
The life you gave to save a life, Is cherished forever in the hearts of all of us.
We comfort you in your time of loss.
Ruthie Deweese, RN, CFRN, NREMT-P
Air Evac Lifeteam, Base 20 - Crossville, TN
My thoughts and prayers are with the families of the fallen crew and to the PHI family. God Bless each and every one
Kandace Lopez, Flight Nurse
Pafford AIRONE - Ruston, La.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you from the CALSTAR family.
CALSTAR - Gilroy, CA
Our thoughts and prayers go out the families of the crew and patient. They will be sorely missed by all that knew them. God Bless
MCHD EMS - Conroe, Texas
I was deeply saddened to hear about the deaths of Med 12. My thoughts and prayers go to their familys and friends during this difficult time.
LifeStar 2 - ,
Our hearts go out to crews, families and friends of this horrible accident.
Life Link III Rice Lake Rotor Base - Rice Lake, WI
Prayers and condolences to the family, friends and coworkers of those lost. It's always a horrible shock and loss when this happens.
Tonya Roden, NREMTB
KCCAS - Burlington, CO
Prayers and condolences to the family, friends and coworkers of those lost. It's always a horrible shock and loss when this happens.
Tonya Roden, NREMTB
God Bless the crew , their familes and the patient. They will always be heros.
Carilion Clinic Life-Guard 11 - , VA
My deepest condolences and sympathies go out to the families of the crew and patient. May you find peace and comfort soon. To our fallen colleagues...thank you for your dedication and service. You will be dearly missed.
Austin/Travis Co. EMS - Austin, TX / Former Flight Paramedic LifeStar 2 - Killeen, TX - ,
My deepest, heartfelt condolonces to the families of the crew and patient. These fine individuals stepped onto that helicopter every day willing to take the risk involved to make this world a better place and that is what they truly did. They and their many colleagues across the country are the embodiment of courage, sacrifice, and compassion. They will be remebered by the many, many lives they have touched. Our hearts and prayers go out to you.
NREMT-I, MCHD-EMS - Conroe, Texas
My thoughts and prayers to all who were touched by those lost today.
Candace Reisinger RRT
AirEvac 1 PHI - Phx, Az
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the crews family and PHI Air Medical. We Will Never Forget. This hits to close to home.
Ashley Barnett, Dave Pegues
Burnet Fire Department C-Shift - Burnet, TX
my thoughts and prayers are with the families. they will be missed.
AE 49, marble falls - Marble Falls, TX
With the loss of Jana, Stephanie and Wayne the world is a such lesser place. My deepest condolences to the flight teams, families and friends of PHI Med 12
Jim Kendrick CFRN, FP-C
- , Florida
Our thoughts & prayers are with the crew of PHI & family members who lost a loved one.
Kaye Cormier, EMT-B
Anahuac EMS-Director - Anahuac, Texas
Though I no longer work or live in Texas, this tragedy still hits close to home. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Courtney McCain, MICT, NREMT-P
- Overland Park, Kansas
I had the distinct pleasure of working with Jana and Stephanie from the beginning of their careers with PHI. I enjoying working with them on scenes and seeing them at meetings and training days, I am proud to have had their friendship. The emptiness left behind from the loss of these three individuals will take quite some time to heal. Please accept my condolences to the family members, you can be proud of who they were in the air medical community.
Formerly with PHI Air Medical Texas - Naples, FL
To all of the families you will remain in our hearts and out prayers through this time off need. My deepest condolences go to all off the families and friends of this tragic accident.
“In company with Christ, Who died and now lives, may they rejoice in your kingdom, where all our tears are wiped away. Amen.”
Joel Boswell EMT-P
Montgomery County Hospital District EMS - Conroe, TX
Jana, Wayne and Stephanie,
It was a privledge to have known and worked with you and we wish you god speed on your final flight.
To your families,
Thanks for the chance to get to know three great people, for letting us share in their lives. Our deepest sympathies.
Brian G. Cornelius RN BSN EMT-P/Angela Cornelius MD
HALO Flight/CHRISTUS Spohn Memorial - Corpus Christi, Texas
My thoughts and prayers go out to the friends and family of Med 12
AE 51 - West, Tx
My thoughts and prayers are with Med 12's family and friends during this tragic loss. Continued prayers to all of us that go to work each day, not knowing what is in store for us, but yet we endure.
Bruce Bowles, RN, CFRN, EMT-P
Memorial Hermann Life Flight - Houston, TX
My deepest condolences to the crews, families and friends of PHI Med 12.
James J. Sargent NREMT-P, EMS-I
Iowa Western Community College - Council Bluffs, IA
Today is a somber day for our profession; not just because some of our EMS collogues perished in this tragic accident, but because we lost friends and family. The crew on PHI Med12 were doing what we all do; they were out there caring for the patients of our communities; simply put “just doing our jobs”. I am proud of the manor in which our friends served our communities. My deepest sympathies and condolences go out to the families and friends of our fallen brothers and sisters, and to the family of the patient who perished along side them. We have all heard the expression that life is short, the one I prefer is: “Yes life is short, but while you are here Honor your Family, and Cherish your Friends, and never forget any of them”. To the crew of PHI Med12 you will be honored and your memories cherished by all that knew you. When an incident like this occurs we often forget to give thanks to the men and women who responded to our fallen friends and family. With that said; thank you to everyone who helped with the search and recovery of our brothers and sisters.
God Bless you all
Matthew Dupré EMT-Paramedic
Atascocita Fire Department & Montgomery County Hospital District - Atascocita, Texas
When I heard news of the crash this morning I felt like my heart had fallen out of my chest. The biggest blow of all came when the names of those lost were announced. You are in our thoughts and our hearts.
Brian James, LP
Montgomery County Hospital District EMS - Conroe, TX
You are in my thoughts and prayers, my heart is very heavy for you. We are working to recover from our February crash so I unfortunately know first-hand the devastation you must all be feeling. I wish I lived closer to Houston so I could support you by attending the services for your fallen heroes. I will be with you in spirit.
Valley AirCare - Harlingen, Texas
Words can not express how deeply sorry we are for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers will be with all of you during this difficult time.
We extend our deepest sympathies to the families of those lost and to their coworkers. Our prayers will be for you to soon find peace and comfort.
Texas LifeStar - Greenville, Sherman and Killeen, Texas
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of those lost in the line of duty. This one definitely hit home. You will all be greatly missed. Watch over us from heaven and God Bless...
Montgomery County Hospital District EMS - Houston, Texas
Our prayers go out to each of the families involved in this tragic incident. Jana, you will always be an inspiration and I will miss you more than words can say. I always looked forward to our conversations and I wish we had had more. We will all take care of Neil in this trying time. You are my hero.
Ricky and Casey Wood
MCHD-EMS - Conroe, Texas
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.
AEL - Union, MO
My deepest condolences to the surviving family members and friends.
Jan Ward, RN
Dell Pediatric Critical Care Transport - Austin , TX
Thoughts and prayers to all the staff of PHI and the families that lost a loved one.
Dustin Ebarb, Communications Leadership
Acadian Ambulance & AIRMed Austin Central Texas - Austin, Texas
My deepest sympathies and sincere condolences to the families of all four souls who so suddenly departed this earth. May the patient's family find peace, and the crew's families find comfort in knowing they were performing Gods work. The EMS community grieves as one large family, they will be dearly missed.
Matt Folsom, Lic-P
Montgomery County Hospital District - EMS - Conroe, TX
My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone. My the Lord grant you peace during this time of sorrow.
Lee Gillum, Lic-P
Montgomery County Hospital District EMS - Conroe, TX
Our thoughts and sympathies are with you during this difficult time.
Blue Skies Forever!
John Wade FP-C / Stephanie Wade M.D.
www.FlightMedicine.com / Former AE-9 / PHI Flight Paramedic - Phoenix, AZ
Our prayers go out to the victims and their families! EMS/Fire/PD are all one family. We will always remember them for their ultimate sacrifice!
MCHD EMS - Spring, Tx
Though I never new these wonderful people I do know people like them. I am an NREMT Basic in Germantown WI and my Sister In Law was a Med on PHI for a while. She new these poeple and worked with them and with that I felt I new them as well. My deepest sympathies go out to the families. This unfourtunate thing can happen to any of us.
Germantown Fire and Rescue Dept. - Germantown, WI
"Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the realization that something is more important than fear."
Those who perished today exhibited courage daily, and my condolences are offered to the friends and families to the crew of PHI Med 12 on this day of days. These fine people gave the ultimate sacrifice for the benefit of others and their lives will not only be mourned, but celebrated. I know that they are watching over us from above as guardian angels, and their legacy will live on forever in our hearts.
Montgomery County Hospital District EMS - Conroe, TX
Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and PHI personnel.
ED-Jenny Smith, Jeremy Belschner, Gloria Jones, Penny Gleinke, Tammy Pryzwara, Sandy Siau, Rick Johnson, Dr. Loughran
Memorial Medical Center of Livingston Emergency Department - Livingston, Texas
To all the surviving crew members, family, friends, and loved ones of those lost in this tragic accident - there are no words to comfort the pain that you are experiencing at this time! You all are in our thoughts and prayers today and in the days to come.
MCH CareStar - Odessa, Texas
Thank you to the people that risk their lives every day to perform such a selfless duty. This is such a tragedy and my heart and my thoughts go out to PHI and the families of Med 12's flight crew.
Debra Rollo - CFC/EMT-B
Memorial Hermann Life Flight - Houston, Texas
My thoughts and prayers are with the families and coworkers, may God grant them some peace.
James E. Jones EMT-P, CCEMTP, FP-C
Cuero EMS - Cuero, Texas
My deepest sympathies to the families of those lost as well as to the entire PHI family. This is a devastating tragedy.
Jason Edwards EMT-P
Memorial Hermann Life Flight - Houston, Texas
Our team sends out our prayers and hearts to the famlies, friends, and teammates of our fallen brothers and sisters. God speed.
The ShandsCair Flight Program
- Gainesville, Fl.
My thoughts and prayers are with PHI, the families and friends affected by this tragedy. Those of us who knew some or all of the crew members are blessed, and are better people, by having had that association. They were taken from us all too soon, but taken doing what they loved to do!
May God bless and comfort those who mourn.
David Mosley, LP, CCEMT-P
Montgomery County Hospital District. Former Flight Medic - Southwest MedEvac - Conroe, Tx
My thoughts and prayers go out for the surviving family memebers. God Bless
Todd Nelson CCEMT-P
Parkview Samaritan - Ft. Wayne, IN
My family and I will have you in our prayers and thoughts. It is always hard to hear when our friends have lost their lives in the line of duty.
NWEMS - Magnolia, Texas
I am sad to hear of this and I am sad for their loved ones loss. I salute these good people and pray for healing for the families involved and the PHI family which is so hurt.
Dr Andy Kretschmer
First Choice Emergency Room - The Woodlands, Texas
TO THE FAMILIES OF AIR MED 12. AS A DISPATCHER YOU OFTEN ONLY GET TO KNOW A VOICE OF A PERSON, AND YOU MAY NEVER GET TO MEET THEM FACE TO FACE. THIS IS MUCH THE CASE WITH OUR CREW ON MED 12. I WAS FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO TALK WITH THEM ON A DAILY BASIS AND I KNEW JANA. THEY WERE A GREAT TEAM AND I ENJOYED WORKING WITH THEM EVERYDAY AND TALKING WITH THEM ON THE RADIO. MY GOD BE WITH YOU IN YOUR TIME OF NEED. THEY LOVED TO FLY AND LOVED TO TAKE CARE OF THEIR PATIENTS.
MCHD/ PHI-TX OPS - CONROE , TX
My heart sank when I received the phone call this moring. I pray that the crew and patient onboard Med 12 are at peace. May the families and Texas crews know that they are in our thoughts and prayers.
Shannon Southard, RN
SkySTAT 2/PHI of Va - Hopewell, Va
To those who have perished: You will be missed. Taken far to early, this world will not be the same without you. Please fly far above us' watching over and comforting those of us who mourn.
To the loved ones and friends: May you have comfort in knowing true heros are not immortal and these heros have passed while doing the heroic job they did daily. God bless those of us with a broken heart. God bless those they loved and those who loved them. God bless and keep safe those heros still with us.
Paul Gould, Jr.
Montgomery County Hospital District EMS - Magnolia, Texas
My deepest sympathies to the families and friends of the crew lost in this tragedy. May you find strength and comfort in each other in the days, weeks, and months ahead.
sister of pilot Roger Morrison (1950-2004) - Poplar, MT
To Dana and everybody at PHI that we've had the pleasure to meet. We share your pain and anguish. Our prayers go out for the families and for the rest of you. May the peace of God sustain you through this.
Bob & Kathi Clarke
ARFF-E78/M30-PFD - Philadelphia, PA
Thoughts and prayers for those on board and their family and friends.
Brian Hill RN
Dell Children's Medical Center Transport - Austin, TX
During this time of pain and heartache, remember that these individuals were doing what they could to help others in need!
Our thoughts and prayers are with the families both personal and the PHI air medical family.
Sheryl Williams, Flight Nurse
AirEvac 3, PHI - Phoenix, AZ
Our prayers are with the friends and families of those lost in this terrible tragedy. May God be with you.
Care Flight - Reno, NV
Remember their laughter, their caring, their love. May God grant you his peace that passes understanding. We know your heartache and we grieve with you.
Les and Sandy Brians,
Parents of Erin Reed, Airlift, 9/29/05 - ,
I had the priviledge of receiving patient's from this crew. PHI family should be very proud. My sincere condolences to their families and those very close friends left behind to carry on their mission. You have no idea how much you are all appreciated. They will be remembered fondly.
Shelly Carter RN LP
Scott and White Emergency Department - Temple, TX
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Med12. May you all rest in peace.
Travis Clay, NREMT-Paramedic
Montgomery County Hospital District - Conroe, Tx
This is a very sad day, and this one hits real close to home. Thoughts and prayers to the families and loved ones.
Austin-Travis County EMS - Austin, TX
My deepest condolences to the family, friends and crews. May these brave individuals always be remembered for their hard work and dedication for helping others.
Kevin Nutt, EMT-P
Montgomery County Hospital District EMS - Conroe, Texas
Our deepest sympathy to your team, family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
HELP Flight, St. Vincent Healthcare - Billings, MT
My thoughts and prayers are with the crew, the patient, and their families during this horrible hour.
Austin/Travis Co. EMS - Austin, Tx
Deepest regards and prayers go out to the families,friends and fellow crew members of our fallen heros in this most difficult of times.
Linda Galvan, Flight Nurse
Texas LifeStar 2 - Killeen, Texas
Our thoughts and prayers are with these brave souls, their families, and with the PHI family. It is a sorrow felt industry wide.
David W. Garrard, BS, RRT, RCP, CCEMTP, PNCCP
ACC - Airborne Critical Care, LLC - , North Carolina
The Emergency Medical Community has sustained a tremendous loss today, both professionally and personally. Those lost will be deeply missed.
"Lord, we pray for those who have gone, and those they have left behind, and may You give them the comfort and peace they need now more than ever. Amen."
Monica Rodriguez-Gould, Paramedic, GN
Montgomery County Hospital District EMS, Tomball Regional Hospital - Magnolia, TX
My thoughts and prayers are with PHI and the families of those that lost their earthly lives this morning, but I know as a christian they are being well taken care of now. It is our duty to stand by the loved ones that are left behind in their time of grievence. Jana you will greatly missed. God Bless!
Montgomery County Hospital District - Montgomery, Texas
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends of those lost.
AE73 Flight Crew
Air Evac Lifeteam - DeQueen, AR
Thank you all for what you do. You have a truly noble profession, and those of us not in emergency medical services appreciate what you do for us. My heart is broken for the 3 PHI College Station employees and their patient. What a terrible tragedy. Please try to keep your heads up and realize how important you are, even in this time of need. You are appreciated.
Teacher/Former wife of PHI paramedic - Baton Rouge, LA
Each time I see this blackened site, I try to come up with words that will bring some sort of comfort; yet I know there are none. I remember all too well the overwhelming feeling of grief and despair . . . know that you are not alone. My heart goes out to the families, friends and co-workers of the crew and of the patient.
My deepest sympathies,
wife of flight paramedic Todd Hellman (1964-2004) - Access Air, Elko, NV
My deepest sympathy and prayers go out to the crew, family and friends of our fallen colleagues.
Air Medical - New Braunfels, Tx
Family & friends of the crew & patient are in our thoughts & prayers. May you find strength & comfort in each other in your time of need.
Eileen M. Cox, RN, CFRN
PHI AirCare 1 - Manassas, VA
"Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends."
We are all friends and family and will mourn the loss of these dedicated members who have touched so many lives. Our prayers and condolences go out to the friends and family and may you find the strength to make it through this difficult time.
Fayette County EMS - La Grange, Texas
My thoughts and prayer are with the family and crew of Med 12. They were all wonderful and talented people and will be missed greatly.
- Conroe, Tx
My thoughts and prayers for the families and friends of those lost in their time of need...
PHI New Jersey - ,
Our thoughts and prayers are streaming out to the families of the Paramedic, Nurse, Pilot and Patient.
Air Medical LLC - New Braufels, Texas
My sincere condolences to the families of all involved. Especially, to the family of Stephanie Waters and her husband.
Galveston EMS/STAR Offshore Medical - Galveston, TX
Air Med 12 crew and family members Words cannot express feelings at times like this.May God keep and comfort you guys.God Speed to the fallen crew members and patient on board.
LifeStar 1 - Sherman, Texas
My heart aches for these co-workers who lost their lives doing what we all love to do. My thoughts and prayers go to the families, friends and our PHI families of the crew. May God hold your hand through this difficult walk.
PHI Air Medical - CA - Sonora, CA
Our prayers are with the families of the crew and patient. Our thoughts and prayers are with the PHI family and the coworkers of these lost individuals. You will be missed.
Price Clark on behalf of the flight crew of LifeStar 4
Texas LifeStar - Decatur, Texas
Our sincerest condolences to the families and co-workers of those lost. Your pain and grief are shared by all of us.
"N202LF Pilot Jim Vincent 4-13-06"
Lt. Shaun Stamnes
EAGLE III - Green Bay, WI
Thoughts and prayers go out to friends and families.
Christopher Bare RN, CEN, CFRN, CCEMTP
Omniflight/Southwest Medevac - Las Cruces, NM
My sincerest condolences at the loss of these great men and women. Our world is a better place because of people like these. Fly home, brother and sisters, Godspeed, and please watch out for those of us left behind.
MidAtlantic MedEvac - Philadelphia, Pa
My deepest sympathies to not only the PHI Family, but to the families of all those killed. I know the entire crew was doing what they loved and what a joy to die doing what we love to do. Rest in Peace.
- , Texas
We are deeply saddened by your loss. Your team and their families are in our thoughts and prayers.
Regional One - Spartanburg, SC
"Lord guard and guide the men and women who fly, through the great spaces of the sky; Be with them always in the air, in darkening storms or sunlight fair; Oh hear us when we lift our prayer, for those in peril in the air! Oh Spirit, whom the Father sent, to spread abroad the firmament; Oh wind of Heaven, by Thy might, save all who dare the eagle's flight; and keep them by Thy watchful care, from every peril in the air. Aloft in solitudes of space, uphold them with Your saving grace; Oh God, protect the men and women who fly, through lonely ways beneath the sky; And keep them by Thy watchful care, from every peril in the air. Amen"
No words can express the great sadness I feel for the loss of such great people from PHI Med12. My thoughts and prayers are with PHI Med12 family and those who lost their lives today, doing what they loved. My God be with each one of you!
- The Woodlands, Texas
My sincerest condolences and prayers go to the immediate and extended families of the crash victims. As is said of our military, "All gave some, some gave all" - this applies to our friends in the air medical community as well. We are all deeply saddened by this tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families - and to the crew - God speed!
Dennis A. Taylor, MSN, ACNP, NREMT-P, Former Chief Flight Nurse
MedCenter Air / Carolinas Medical Center - Charlotte, NC
No word can express the feeling that are being felt when things hit this close to home. Thought and prayers are with the crews families and with there family here at PHI. They were all great people and will be missed dearly.
PHI Air Medical Med 6 - Corsicana, TX
My heart aches at the loss of this crew. We all do our jobs each day with compassion and caring, never considering the risk to each of us. May these Angels of Mercy fly high with our Lord who now holds them in his hand. May God bless the families of this crew, and I pray he gives each of us strength and comfort.
Angel Air/UMS, St. Joseph's EMS - College Station, TX
My heart goes out to the crew, patient, and the families. Be strong and know our thoughts and prayers are with you. May you all rest in a better place.
AE74 - Ennis, Texas
On behalf of our team at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, I express our symapthies. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the families and firends of the crew.
Peter Brust, RN
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - Philadelphia, Pa
So many emotions fill my heart when thinking of these great souls that have fallen. My thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of these heroes. May god ease your pain and suffering and remind you of the wonderful times spent together.
Austin-Travis County EMS/ AirEvac Lifeteam - ,
My deepest condolences go to the family, friends and co-workers of these brave individuals! May you be in peace!
Jason C. West NREMT-P, CCEMT-P, FP-C
Montgomery County Hospital District EMS - Houston, TX
There are no words that can truly express the grief within my heart. May we celebrate that they have gone to a better place than we know. May God feel the family and friends souls with the love and peace only he can provide.
I wanted to express my heart's grief at the loss of your crew. There are no words. May God's love, mercy and grace surround their family, the base, service and community during the coming days and weeks. May God comfort you and keep you in his heart.
Williamson County EMS - Hutto, Texas
You are in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time. May these words of support help you find some comfort knowing that others are grieving with you.
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