Private First Class Dez D. enlisted in the United States Army at the age of 21. During basic training, he contracted Strep A that, because of a weakened immune system and lack of treatment, led to Necrotizing Fasciitis. As a result of the sudden on-set and rapidly spreading disease, he was immediately placed in the hospital for treatment in January 2019 and underwent an amputation of his left leg in February 2019.

Dez has faced many obstacles during his recovery, including 22 surgeries, but has an incredible support system in his family and friends. Luke’s Wings has provided twelve flights through the Major Illnesses Transportation Assistance Program to Dez’ family and friends so that they can be there every step of the way. With the support of our community, we will continue to support them until he is home for good.

Total Value of Flights: $5,030

June 16, 2020