Sixteen year old TJ Kim can’t play lacrosse this season for Landon School because of COVID-19, but he can still fly an airplane!
TJ received flight lessons for his fifteenth birthday, and he was hooked from the start. He and his family came up with the idea of delivering medical supplies to rural hospitals after lacrosse season ended abruptly last month.
Kim, 16, a sophomore at Landon School in Bethesda, Maryland, brainstormed with his family in McLean, Virginia, about ways to keep active, and to serve the community while he had the time. They settled on Operation SOS — Supplies Over Skies.
CBS Baltimore shares the full story:
TJ’s most recent flight delivered 3,000 gloves, 1,000 head covers, 500 shoe covers, and more.
The goal, he said, is to make deliveries to all seven rural hospitals in Virginia defined as critical access hospitals. The flights will become progressively longer. If all goes according to plan, the final flight would take him to Clintwood in far southwest Virginia.
TJ says flying > driving…
Sounds like an exciting alternative to lacrosse practice to us. Props to Landon School and the Kim family for cultivating such a thoughtful young man!