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  

we live in california my daughter was diagnosed with arthogryposis and here i had little chanses in her progressing and i did alot of reasearch until i found a great dr in philadelphia and i am thankful for miracle flights for kids that had made my dream and my daughters dream come true. i am really thankful for miracle flights for kids that even thru our financial difficulty they have made it possible for us to travel . thank you miracle flights.

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

Life-changing

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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  

On May 4th of 2010 we learned that our son Anthony, now 7 years old, has a very rare genetic disorder called X-linked Adrenoleukodystrophy or ALD. Since this is an x-linked genetic mutation that is passed to boys from their mothers, we then needed to test our other son Joey who will be 3 years old on March 13th. His results came back positive for ALD as well. ALD can be devastating for young boys, it can render a boy totally disabled followed by death if it is not detected early enough. Ultimately, the adrenal glands can malfunction causing Addison’s disease; and the myelin sheath that surrounds the nerves of the brain can be destroyed causing neurological deterioration.
Our family is very fortunate in that our son Anthony has a very wise grandmother who knew about Addison’s disease. She was aware that one of its symptoms was having an ‘all-year-round’ tan, medically known as hyperpigmentation. Anthony had a gorgeous tan since the age of two; he would become particularly dark in the summertime. His grandmother started expressing concern, stating that we should investigate his tan; suggesting that it may not be his Italian roots causing him to be so golden.
It was Anthony’s diagnosis of Addison’s disease that led us to ALD. As a result of the adrenal glands being a part of the endocrine system, we were referred to a Pediatric Endocrinologist. Our son’s new specialist was diligent in finding the reason for his adrenal failure; she knew that any young male diagnosed with Addison’s disease needed to have ALD ruled out as the cause. We are so very blessed that Anthony’s only symptom of ALD right now is Addison’s disease; and Joey currently has no symptoms. We monitor them both every six months with MRI’s of the brain to detect the onset of any loss of the myelin sheath.
There is no cure for ALD, and once the myelin begins to deteriorate the only option is a bone marrow transplant to try and arrest the progression of the disease. Currently, the Kennedy Krieger Institute at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland conducts a clinical study involving Lorenzo’s Oil therapy for ALD boys who have normal MRI’s. It is believed that boys with no cerebral involvement, who take Lorenzo’s Oil along with a low fat diet, will reduce their risk of developing any cerebral involvement by 30%. We had the opportunity of enrolling into this study in February of 2011. Miracle Flights funded our second trip to Baltimore on March 12, 2012. We are so grateful and thankful for their generousity.

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

Life-changing

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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 is three years old, he was born with a condition called Arthrogryposis which affect the joints and muscles, my son is affected in his arms and legs. If it wasn't for this organization there would be no way possible my son would be able to be seen by the specialist in Philladelphia. Here in California we seen specialist that only corrected his club feet and said to follow up in a year.. That there is nothing else to be done. My son has had various surgeries that have made improvements. I'm great full for this organization and the people that donate.

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  

Fantastic, wonderful very helpful. So easy to work with.

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  

Delaney was born on April 27, 2010 with Distal Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita. My husband is active duty military and we are stationed at Fort Lewis, Washington. We were trying to get to Philadelphia's Shriners Hospital for Children so Delaney could see Dr. Van Bosse, the orthopedic specialist that works with children that have arthrogryposis. We did not know how we would get there due to financial strain, but knew we had to get there. Seeing Dr. Van Bosse is what would make the difference in her being able to walk someday. A dear friend of mine pointed me in the direction of Miracle Flights. I figured I had nothing to lose and gave them a call. Immediately a kind voice answered and was just as determined to get us to Philadelphia as we were. I was expecting a long a tedious process, but it was very simple and the amazing staff walked us through every step of the way. We were able to make that flight to Philadelphia and now have hope of our daughter walking someday soon! Thanks to Miracle Flights we will be returning at the end of April to pick up Delaney's braces, a week of intensive physical therapy, and to try out gait trainers. Without Miracle Flights we would not have the hope we have now been given. I will never be able to thank them enough.

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 been so generous to have assisted our family for the past four years. Our daughter had Fetal Heart Surgery at 23 weeks, in-utero. Although the surgery was a success, she was still born with a Congenital Heart Defect. Children's Hospital Boston is the only hospital performing these surgeries. Additionally, these doctors KNOW my daughter's heart and have had success in treating her condition. We live in North Carolina and travel back and forth every 6 months. Miracle Flights has been of huge assistance when it comes to easing the financial burden of travel. Thank you Miracle Flights!!! Additionally, our family cannot say enough kind remarks about Rebecca Boyce. She has come to know our daughter and our family and has shared our story. My daughter and I traveled to Boston, this past March. Due to unforeseen circumstances, we had traveled (by car) to Kentucky, the weekend before we were to leave for a family funeral. Rebecca managed to rearrange flights for my daughter and I to fly to Boston, from a different airport. I was so thankful for her assistance. Her kindness and assistance went one step further, in addition to rearranging flights, the flights were scheduled so my daughter and I could STILL attend grandaddy's funeral. My husband and I were so touched by this act of kindness from Rebecca Boyce. 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  

My daughter, Isabel was born with a rare condition called Arthrogryposis. The condition is characterized by weak and or absent muscles and joint contractures in multiple joints. Isabel is affected in both her upper and lower extremities. Isabel's lower extremities are severely contracted. We travel to Philaldelphia PA to be seen by one of the best orthopedic doctors.

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 was born with a condition called Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita ( a condition where his joints are stuck) they have some specialist in Philadelphia at the Shriners there, we live in Utah and we are currently flying back and forth for serial castings and surgeries. Without Miracle Flights we would not be able to get our son to have the range of motion so that he is able to fuction. Big thanks to Miracle flights and their wonderful team!!!!

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 needed to see a specialist in New York for a consultation regarding a rare procedure. He has had medical problems for 14 years exhausting all our financial resources. Our insurance company told us about Miracle Flights. I contacted MF and they arranged the flight to New York two weeks later. Our son does have to have further surgery so it is very fortunate we were able to get him to this specialist to meet the ongoing needs. Thank you so much for helping us.

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

They provided plane fare for my son and myself to get to Columbia University from North Carolina for a consultation regarding liver bleeding and portal vein hypertension.

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

Not have to get a letter from both referral doctor and consulting doctor.

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?

Quite well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

How did you find this group?

Our insurance company case worker. BCBS of N.C.

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

We are now able to take Sam for the further needed surgeries he needs for reducing hypertension in his liver. These options are not available in the area where we live.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Miracle Flights was amazing from the very beginning....they were helpful with questions regarding the paperwork needed to submit, and from there it was relatively short and simple. A day after receiving our paperwork we received a phone call from the next morning and our flights were booked!!! Right before our trip we needed to change the flight time for departure to our destination city and with one phone call to Rebecca the flight was changed no questions asked. I would recommend Miracle Flights to anyone at anytime. We are very thankful to MIracle Flights for their much needed assistance. Thank you!!!

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?

2011

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