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Causes: Birth Defects & Genetic Diseases, Emergency Medical Services & Transport, Health, Health Support, Human Services, Transportation Assistance

Mission: Our mission is: To improve access to health care by providing financial assistance to low income children for commercial air travel to obtain special medical care; to promote awareness of our services through targeted outreach programs; to enlist the help of community-minded people through strategic calls to action.

Results: Miracle Flights provides free commercial air travel to children in need of out-of-state medical care and their parents, AS OFTEN AS NEEDED. More than 100,000 free flights covering 55 million miles ... and counting!

Target demographics: families with children in desperate need of out-of-state medical care

Geographic areas served: the U.S.

Programs: free medical travel via commercial airlines for children to get expert care, second opinions, participate in their service dog training, and attend medical camps and conferences ... as many times as needed.

Community Stories

415 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Angelica6

Client Served

Rating: 5

Miracle Flights is so wonderful! I cannot express our gratitude enough. They've flown my son and I out 4 times for his doctor visits. I really don't know what we would have done otherwise because we are paying out of pocket for all his medical care. This helped so much. They are efficient, professional, and easy to work with too. We are so grateful for their help!

Brittany62

Client Served

Rating: 5

My family has been trying to figure out how we can get our children to see specialists. There is no one in our region who can help us or understands my children's conditions. Financially there was no way we could have afforded to go see these doctors. Miracle Flights made it happen for us!
The staff that helped us through the application process was friendly and helpful. We did have some challenges getting the application correct (make sure you actually initial the application and not just type in your initials and your doctor needs to sign the letter not your NP), but they helped us every step of the way.

While our plane ride was anything but smooth or short, traveling with an infant and toddler makes for an exhausting experience in the best of times, but when a less than 6 hour trip takes more than 16- most of it sitting on a plane- lets just say it was harrowing. That was Mother Nature and the airlines fault and nothing to do with Miracle Flights.

My family is indebted to them, and I know that we will need to use their services again in the future for my littles.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We were in need of a major open-heart surgery for our 1-year-old with congenital heart disease. The surgery was in California, and we live in Atlanta. We had already spent tens of thousands on medical bills in the last year and a half, and when Miracle Flights was able to pay for our flight out to CA and back, it was such a huge help for us! They were easy to work with and very on top of things. It was a great experience being served by them, and it made our hard times that much easier!

1 Shana I.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We first received the gift of a free flight in October of 2015. We had to travel to an out of state hospital for surgeries for our son. At the time, we had just finalized his adoption and were drowning in adoption and medical expenses. Our son was also having a surgery that would make riding home in a car seat nearly impossible. We are so blessed by this organization and for giving us some relief to the stress our family was experiencing during this time. We have used Miracle Flights 2 more times since his first surgery.
David and Shana Ivarson

Client Served

Rating: 5

Miracle Flights is an absolutely amazing organization!!! They have helped us get to treatment that our son desperately needs for his epilepsy. The flight coordinators are genuinely caring people that help relieve some of the stress of having a sick child. Thank you for everything!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Miracle Flights is truly a miracle!!! When we were told we were out of options for trying to treat our son's Epilepsy, I sought out every doctor and option that I thought could help. When that search landed us 500+ miles from home, I thought there has to be a way to find some sort of assistance. As many of you know raising children is expensive enough without adding any form of illness into the mix. With extremely limited resources for such travel, I began my next search...and found Miracle Flights. I spoke with both Debra and Rebecca. Both women were so helpful with the process and paperwork, understanding, accomadating, and friendly. Any questions I had were answered in a timely and detailed manner. All of the digital flight information was easy to understand and use. We have seen a major improvement in our son's quality of life and well being since seeing our new doctor. The flights that we have recieved have been life changing for our son!!! Thank You from North Carolina.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Our son Jaron was born with a bilateral cleft lip and palate. We wanted to get him to the best doctors in the country. Being a Homeschooler mother of 4 boys, we cannot afford flights to Boston Children's Hospital. We are so thankful for Miracle Flights and all that you have done for us.

1 Lisa591

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you so very much for allowing me/us to fly via Miracle Flights. The opportunity to go to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN was beyond a valuable opportunity and experience. I couldn’t quite understand why I needed to be accompanied by someone else until I got there. I now know why… it is a physical impossibility for a patient to go thru this without someone helping. From the first day I arrived my itinerary was adjusted with appointments that were back-to-back-to back-to-back appointments. After the first 2 hours I was in a wheel chair to make it to/from appointments.
I went under a cardiac catheterization on Monday the 1st of August and they found that I not only was suffering from Congestive Heart Failure but now have been diagnosed with Systolic Heart Failure as well as Diastolic Heart Failure. The team at the Mayo Clinic was relentless to search for answers.
The doctors are now conferring and will be back to me with their findings. They have also brought the team in from Stanford to assist. The cardiologist at the Mayo Clinic did state that I might need to return but we will see what their team decides. But whatever is decided, I want to thank you from the bottom of my “gimpy” little heart… thank you for allowing us to be a part of your Miracle Flight Family, without your help I may not have been able to go to the Mayo Clinic because of the logistics issue. You made the impossible… “Possible”!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Miracle Flights gave me a chance to see a world famous surgeon who was able to diagnose my debilitating disabling musculoskeletal spine ruptures, whereas if I was not helped, I would have had no hope. Miracle Flights provided me with the flight to see the surgeon, who has now given me hope and i am on the road to repair and improving my quality of life. Thank You Miracle Flights. Your organization truly creates Miracles!

Monica D.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Miracle flights is an amazing organization without them we would not be able to get our daughter Alexa clear across the country to get her life-saving chemotherapy.
She is on a medical trial it is one of our very last options. She has been fighting her Brain Cancer for 12 years she is 13 years old.
She has many many endocrine issues she can't walk very well or often.
She can't use her left hand. She has brain cancer and Neurofibromatosis (NF-1). She has had 11 brain surgeries and almost that long in years of chemo. Besides helping us get flights every 3 weeks as needed to get to and from The Trial, The Miracle Flights staff are very nice to talk to. They're very helpful and they don't make you feel guilty for asking for help they do everything they can even putting up with you when you make mistakes and call them back time after time haha.
Thank you God and thank you Miracle flights for everything you've done for us so far. It is nice to know that they can help you over and over again if your treatment is far away we fly from Oregon to Pittsburgh Pennsylvania every 3 weeks.
We are so blessed that Miracle flights is there for us. This is an amazing, incredible, generous Organization. ♡ without them I am very sure that our daughter could die.
It truly is "Lifesaving" medical treatment

Sincerely,
Monica delos Reyes,
Alexa & the delos Reyes family

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Miracle Flights is awesome. We travel from Dallas, Tx to Cincinnati, OH to see Dr Wong who specializes in Muscular Dystrophy. Without Miracle Flights help I'm not sure how we would of made it to this apppointment. Thank you so much for all of your help.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have 2 boys that have muscular dystrophy. We went to Cincinnati Childrens to see a top rated Dr there. Miracle Flights for kids helped us out by getting us a flight to Cincinnati. Our experience with Miracle Flights was great and we would definitely use them again and also tell others about the great service we received.