Want something to brighten your day? Watch this touching pilot announcement given to a recent breast cancer survivor when she was travelling to Hawaii for a holiday. In 2021, Jyrl Oldham, a former pilot, received some grim news. The now 33-year-old woman was told she had breast cancer.
Jyrl’s pregnancy at the time added to the complications and hazard of the procedure. Jyrl was able to take the child to term, and as soon as she could, she began treatment. The timeline was explained by Valeri Jones, a friend of Jyrl’s who was on the aircraft during the infamous pilot announcement.Valeri Jones stated that Jyrl began treatments as soon as her daughter was born in August 2021. But Jyrl’s journey wasn’t without its difficulties. Jones, Jyrl’s friend, said: She thought a trip was vital to prove to cancer it hadn’t won, that she still had the strength to go on with life after almost passing away during one of her treatments.
Jyrl had the support of her friends and her caring husband throughout the long and difficult journey, and by the following year, she was cancer-free. According to a friend of Jyrl’s, she received the all-clear in March 2022 but had to have a double mastectomy and repair procedures. But Jyrl was still alive despite it.Jyrl was prepared for a fresh start once everything had been taken care of. When Jyrl’s companion was asked to describe the journey, she said, We took the very first flight we could after getting the go-ahead from the doctor in August. The viral pilot announcement featuring this breast cancer survivor enters the picture at this point.
In anticipation of Jyrl’s trip to Hawaii with two friends, her husband, Garrison, intended to surprise her with a letter. In order to start working, Garrison sent an email to Southwest Airlines outlining Jyrl’s tale. He also delivered a printed letter to a flight attendant, who in turn was able to provide it to the pilot.
The breast cancer survivor received a warm welcome from everyone on board during the customary pilot announcement at the start of the flight.