Charity Air Ambulance Lifts Spirits of Family in Need – Donates Second Medical Flight

Chandler, Ariz. – Answering the cries of a Mother and Father in North Dakota, Charity Air Ambulance provides a medical flight home for one-month old, Emma Joy Tesla after insurance denies the transport. A common occurrence familiar to the company.

emmaplane2 emma2If you are not yet familiar with Charity Air Ambulance, you soon will be.  This is the second flight for the Chandler, Arizona company already creating “buzz” on social media for their first flight last week. Now, they are able to help get this less than two-pound miracle home to her family in Oklahoma

After completing the first pro-bono flight, on July 28th, Charity Air Ambulance is proud to announce this second flight with many more on the horizon. Tesla, who was born just over 30 days ago, extremely premature after her Mother developed HELLP syndrome. Emma Joy is currently on a ventilator suffering from respiratory failure and nutritional deficiencies. Insurance has denied to transport this fragile child in need of continued medical care.  That is when Emma’s Dad contacted Charity Air in hope of assistance. Charity Air saw the need and agreed to help the desperate family. The transport will occur on August 12th from Fargo, North Dakota where she was born through surrogacy, to the Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Emma Joy’s parents, Jenna and Chris Tesla felt blessed and overjoyed awaiting the arrival of their baby girl. The circumstances now being what they are, Jenna and Chris are faced with not only the emotional struggle of fighting for Emma Joy, but are feeling the financial struggle as well. While Jenna has been by Emma Joy’s side and will accompany her during the transport, Chris was only able to see his daughter for a short time .  He had to return to Oklahoma and is working around the clock to support his family and the new challenges they face.

“We are beyond grateful to Charity Air Ambulance for what they are doing for us,” said Jenna Tesla. “Never could we have imagined that a company would do something like this for us. This is the most special gift beyond our special baby girl that we have ever received.”


According to the World Health Organization, “Preterm birth complications are the leading cause of death among children under 5 years of age. Those babies who survive can face lifelong physical, neurological or learning disabilities, often at great cost to families.” “We hope that this flight relieves some of the stress and financial burden that the Tesla’s will face and that they can concentrate on their family, “says Genevieve Baltyn. “When insurance says no, Charity Air Ambulance hopes to say, “yes” and get people the care they need quickly.

Charity Air Ambulance is striving to make miracles happen every day. Their mission is simple:  Over the next few years, they hope efforts prove successful enough to become a self-sustaining organization with numerous opportunities and the ability to fund many medically necessary transports.  For more about Charity Air Ambulance and its efforts, visit