Hospitalized in Alaska, Maryland teacher wants to come home
Jul. 25, 2017
BELTSVILLE, Md. (AP) — A former Maryland teacher who'd gone on a cruise is now terminally ill and unable to leave an Alaska hospital.
Media outlets report that 71-year-old Nancy Greathouse and her husband Paul went to Alaska on a two-week cruise in April. On April 28, she suffered a respiratory crisis and was taken via medevac from the cruise ship to a hospital in Juneau.
Now she's been at an Anchorage hospital two months.
WMAR-TV reports Greathouse has been diagnosed with terminal cancer, along with an autoimmune disease flare-up. She wants to live out her remaining days at home in Beltsville, Md., but doctors say she's not well enough to fly a commercial flight.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to raise money for a medical evacuation flight, which could cost $50,000.