Kaye Wilkins, M.D. of San Antonio, Texas is the latest American Way Road Warrior. Nearly 7,000 travelers vied for the title for the sixth annual American Way in-flight magazine contest by sending travel photos, writing haikus and answering multiple choice questions. Readers voted on their favorites, and Dr. Wilkins came out on top. He won two million Hilton HHonors points and one million American AAdvantage miles and he has chosen to give all of his points and miles to the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America (POSNA).
Dr. Wilkins is an orthopedic surgeon. “I felt that the use of these miles and points could help many doctors come to the United States for training and that, ultimately, people in underdeveloped countries will get the medical help they need,” he said. “POSNA can get so much more out of this fabulous prize than I ever could for my own personal uses.”
If you would like to read more, visit — http://www.americanwaymag.com — and look for information about the next Road Warrior search to come this summer. Kudos to Dr. Wilkinson, and we agree with Sheri Burns, editor of American Way when she says, “Being a ‘Road Warrior’ is more than just miles flown; it’s the experiences that precede and follow it.”