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How would you show gratitude to someone who saved your life?
One young man flew thousands of miles on Tuesday in a small plane to give thanks in person.
Twenty-two year-old Calvin Page of West Palm Beach, Florida said if it weren’t for Dr. Mark Allen, he wouldn’t be able to continue pursuing his dream of flying.
Just last year, Calvin Page was treated at Mayo Clinic for infectious pneumonia. During his treatment doctors found a rare birth defect called bronchopulmonary sequestration.
Dr. Allen performed the surgery to remove the abnormal lung tissue.
Since then, Page and two friends set out on a quest to break the Guinness World Record for flying to each of the contiguous 48 states in the shortest amount of time.
“I was here just a year a go under very different circumstances,” said Page. “So when we were planning our route and saw that Minnesota and the Rochester area would be an efficient stop, we were really excited to hopefully meet again to thank him for, you know, giving me the opportunity to do something like this.”
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