Miracle Flights for Kids

Rating: 4.91 stars   341 reviews

Issues:

Location: 2764 N Green Valley Pkwy Suite #115 Green Valley NV 89014 USA

Mission: Our mission is: To improve access to health care by providing free air transportation to hospitals across America for low income families; to promote awareness of our services throught targeted outreach programs; to enlist the help of community-minded people through strategic calls to action; to promote the spirit of volunteerism.
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 88,000 free flights covering 48 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.
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EIN 88-0209952
1-800-FLY-1711
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Rating: 5 stars  

My daughter had a lung transplant at Duke in North Carolins. We return often for check ups and tests. The doctors at Duke are wonderful and due to Miracle Flights my daughter can be monitorwd by the Duke physicians. Flights from Michigan to Raleigh are very expensive. We are Very grateful to the staff of Miracle Flights. They are organized, efficient and compassionate. They are truly a Miracle.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

This service has been a blessing for our family. We have traveled from NC to MA for the past 5 years and were having to pay for it ourselves. It became a financial hardship for us. When we heard about Miracle Flights we knew it was a gift from GOD. Because of this service we are able to continue with the care my son needs in Boston, MA. Everyone that I have had the pleasure of talking to at Miracle Flights have been so helpful in making these trips happen for us. I commend the staff and all of the wonderful donators for reaching out and helping families like ours.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Miracle flights provides a service to families that can not be expressed with words! Without their services, my daughter would not be able to see her orthopedic specialist due to the cost associated with traveling that far from home every 6 months. I am so thankful to have found this organization and am so grateful to Becky and Vanessa for making it a pleasant experience every time we request a flight! They go above and beyond what would be expected of them:) Thank you Miracle Flights for all you do!!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

My son has uncontrolled seizures and is autistic. Each year we need to travel to the mayo clinic in Minnesota for his follow-up care. We live in Wyoming. It is a 15 hour drive. And gas is expensive as you know. Miracle Flights for kids has flown my son and I to Minnesota to make sure he could get to his needed appointment on time. Free fare for him and a minimal charge for me. Thanks to this organization was able to see his doctor and get his medications.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a four time cancer survivor. The last time I had cancer it had spread to my lungs. I spent almost four years on chemotherapy, and was then told that the cancer was growing, even on chemotherapy. My doctor was convinced my only hope was to cut the cancer out. I tried many surgeons in Florida but was told that I was too weak for such as a surgery. Miracle Flight flew me to Boston, Mass. where a surgeon agreed to do the surgery, against all odds. It is now a year and one half later and the cancer has now returned to my lungs. I am now undergoing another cancer fight now which is to result in a left breast removal but I will win over cancer again. Miracle Flight is a miracle to those of us with little hope. Moms and dads raise children, and kids live long lives beacuse of Miracle Flight.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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I am alive because of Miracle Flight and the help that your organization has given me. i am a single mother and a four time cancer survivor. Last year you flew me to Boston to have cancer cut from my lung. This is an operation that two different surgeons in my area said was not feasable because I was so weak and had gone through four years of chemotherapy to reduce the tumor but that did not work. A surgeon in Boston cut out my tumor and I am about to undergo another operation to remove my other breast but I am alive. You help people around the United States to get necessary treatment that is not available in their area. Specialized areas of the country, like Boston because of Dana Farber Cancer Center, offer treatment that gives us the ability to live another day to raise children and watch them grow up. We owe you our lives. Thank you.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I cannot express our thanks for Miracle Flights for Kids. We have recently returned for medical treatment out of state for our son and our so greatfull for the airline tickets. The staff at Miracle Flights were fantastic in their quick response for our need. They are such a blessing. Sincere Regards Mark and Annie Price, Fulshear Texas

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

10 months ago my son, Benjamin, was diagnosed with a rare and devastating seizure disorder called Infantile Spasms. He was 13 months old. On the bad days, he would suffer thousands of seizures that would come in clusters lasting up to an hour. He was very sick. After failing 6 drugs and a specialized diet (Ketogenic) to treat medication resistent epilepsy, we realized we were running out of options. Ben's development had stopped and with every seizure we were risking more and more brain damage. We were praying for a miracle. We were referred to a Pediatric Neurologist at the Children's Hospital of Michigan. He is known as "Dr. Rockstar" amongst the families he has served. The only problem was - we live in Frederick, MD and Michigan is a 9 hour drive. Too long for a sick baby. A mom in my on-line support group reccomended I apply for a miracle flight to get us to Michigan. I did, we were accepted and flew to Dr. Rockstar! I will never be able to put into words how much Miracle Flights helped my family. We are now under the care of a top notch doctor and for the first time in a very long tome, we have hope!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My family received flights to a specialist for our son.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

How did you find this group?

Online support group - Infantile Spasms

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

We have hope now that our little baby boy may possibly beat the odds and live a better life.

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Rating: 5 stars  

My son had to have brain surgery and we live in alabama . The surgery was to take place in Utah , the tickets were over $500.00 a piece for each of us. With Miracle Flights we flew for completely FREE and that burden of coming up with over $1500.00 was taken from our shoulders. We are very thankful at how much they have helped our family!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Miracle Flights is a great help to us as we have to travel out of state so much to get medical care for my daugher who suffers from severe epilepsy. Frequent flights and out of town trips were really hard on us financially and we would not be able to get Natalie the treatment she needs without Miracle Flights. They were always so easy to work with and very quick to respond to any of our questions.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

We are seniors living on a small social security income. My husband has an incurable cancer that is treated, tested and monitored in another state. We are required to go there quite often. Miracle Flights supplies the free airline tickets to us to travel there. We do not know what we would do without their generous help. It alleviates a big burden and much stress from us. They are so considerate and kind, so easy to work with. The world is a better place with them in it.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Miracle Flights has provided my husband with several free flights to another state to receive his Cancer treatments. We are low income and this organization has made it possible to get to the place of treatment. Rebecca Boyce was a pleasure to deal with. She worked quickly and efficiently to schedule the flights. After she received our required paperwork, it was just a day later that we received our airline tickets. The flights were on schedule and airline personal were wonderful. They are a great organization. God bless them all. We keep them in our hearts always.

John & Joan

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

flight arrangements.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not make changes.

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