Operation SOS delivers medical supplies

by Jackie Nunnery


From left, TJ Kim hands off supplies to Kimberly Headley.

The Cessna approaching Hummel Field on Sunday looked like many of the other small planes that routinely land at the Middlesex County airport in Topping.

But this plane and pilot were on a goodwill mission, carrying much anticipated medical supplies for Bon Secours Rappahannock General Hospital (BSRGH) in its efforts against the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Student pilot TJ Kim, 16, of McLean has been delivering supplies to the seven Critical Access Hospitals in the Commonwealth. The designation for these small, rural hospitals ensures they remain open to provide access to health care.

“They’re often forgotten about,” Kim said when asked why he chose to do this. “Big city hospitals always get…[to-view-more]