Matt Zlotnick’s father was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer in 2006. Matt soon realized that his father’s fight to endure the treatment was only half the battle. It took a tremendous amount of energy to get to and from the numerous rounds of rigorous treatments needed. It was taking a toll on his father, family and friends. Taking time off work and having to call various people to ask for help– the cancer had not only invaded his father’s body but attacked the lives of family and friends. During this time Matt made a decision to help others that were also fighting this beast and reached out to his college friend, Josh Needles. CEO of Needles Solutions, Josh is a leader in the engineering wireless network industry. Josh saw the compassion and drive in Matt to help the critically ill and he knew that ‘change was going to happen and felt he could make it happen faster’. With Josh’s help, two years ago Matt started The Healing Train, a non-profit, 501c3, organization.
After the organizational process, both Matt and Josh knew that they could not physically run a transportation company, so The Healing Train partnered with Greene World Wide Transportation to provide free, professional and reliable transportation to and from appointments for those fighting cancer or other ailments. This transportation is 100% funded by charitable donations provided by local businesses. So, donations are critical in reaching and helping those in our community that need it most!
Matt and Josh have found a niche in the integrated healthcare delivery system that helps lessen the burden on many who need help getting to and from potentially life saving medical treatments. For those that might need The Healing Train’s service, they can be reached at www.thehealingtrain.wordpress.com.
We want to thank Griswold Home Care for sponsoring today’s show. Griswold Home Care has been a preferred provider of high quality, affordable in-home senior care in Atlanta for more than 20 years.