Generous Alaskans underwrite cost of medevac for terminally ill woman

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The terminally ill woman from Maryland who got stuck in Alaska after she got sick on a cruise is going, home according to an Alaska Dispatch News report.

    The newspaper says hundreds of people donated more than $59,000 for a medevac flight.


    Nancy Greathouse and her husband Paul were in Juneau in May when she suffered a medical crisis.  She was taken to an Anchorage hospital.  Diagnosed with terminal cancer, she feared she would die in Alaska.


    When a story was published online Sunday by Alaska Dispatch News, an online fundraiser was launched. By Tuesday evening, it had generated $59,270 from 904 people.


    The newspaper reports that the GoFundMe funds will pay for the bulk of the medical charter.  The Providence Alaska Foundation has agreed to pay any costs beyond what was raised, according to the account.

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