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Home For The Holidays

Home For The Holidays

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Paul Gutierrez

ELKHORN (KPTM) - Thanksgiving traditionally means spending time with family, but for the elderly making it home is sometimes a real challenge.

"It wouldn't be a family function if we didn't have her here," said Nancy Peters of Omaha.

Peters is talking about her mother, the matriarch of the family, who now lives at a care center in West Omaha and doesn't get out much, but with the help of Midwest Medical Transport (and the blessing of the care center) she got a ride home to spend the holidays with her family.

"I couldn't ask for better," said a tearful Barbara Nelson.  "It's just like a gift."

Midwest Medical Transport, a private ambulance company, has been providing free rides home for people like Nelson for the past three years.  This Thanksgiving they were able to spread a little holiday cheer to more than 70 families.

"There's nothing like going home and hugging your family and telling them you love them," said Nelson.


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