Miracle Flights for Kids

Rating: 4.91 stars   341 reviews

Issues: Health, Human Services

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 90,000 free flights covering 50 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.
2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 88-0209952
1-800-FLY-1711
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Rating: 5 stars  

Over the course of the past five years Miracle Flights has helped my disabled son travel to a special children's hospital for treatment. Without their help we would not have made the progress we have in treating his condition.

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

helping sick kids get to their doctors.

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

not make changes

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?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

My son Easton has arthrogrposis and we were being referred to say a specialist in Philadelphia. Of course we were concerned with how we were going to pay for our flights last minute. We were told about miracle flights so I looked into it. I got in touch with Renecca Boyce who was extremely helpful with giving us the information that we needed to get started, and so mice! I got all the stuff we needed faxed it over and within 20 min I had a flight for my son,husnand, and myself. A huge sigh of relief I was almost in tears! Now we are able to get the best care for our precious angel without losing everything in the process. Miracle Flights thank you for your wonderful staff and help :-)

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

In a very positive way.

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

I think its good the way you do things, it just gets hard trying to get hold of all the doctors in a short time. Most of the doctors at his hospital are only there at limited times.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Miracle Flights has been great assistance to our family. We have used the Miracle Flights service twice within the past 8 years. Our now ten year old son has Cerebral Palsy. In October, 2003, we flew from AL to St. Louis, MO, for a surgical procedure that changed our son's life forever. Due to the surgery, he was able to start walking independently!! Our son had surgery again in Houston, TX, in April 2011. The service of being able to fly to the surgery destination is priceless. When you have a child who has just undergone surgery, it is very difficult to travel by car for a long distance. By being able to fly for these past two surgery procedures, it allowed our family to safely travel, and it gave our son the ability to travel home much sooner by flying than if we had to travel by car. I can never thank Miracle Flights enough for the support they have shown our family these past years. I strongly encourage you to contact Miracle Flights if you need their service, and I certainly encourage anyone who is able to donate to this wonderful service. This is a service that directly helps children in need!

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

from Alabama to St. Louis, MO, and from Alabama to Houston, TX.

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

Nothing needs to be changed about this organization. The entire staff is beyond helpful, respectful to the families, and offers assistance in a timely manner. Great job Miracle Flights staff! You have no idea what a difference you make in the lives of children and families!

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

How did you find this group?

Internet searches

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

Thanks to this service, we were able to have much needed surgical procedures for our son. Thankfully, our son can now walk independently!!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

When my daughter, Lainey, was diagnosed with a rare condition, Opsoclonus Myoclonus Syndrome, we were shocked. Although she had good doctors here in SC, we wanted to speak with a doctor in Illinois that has been researching and treating OMS for children all over the world. Within a week of her diagnosis and days before her surgery to have a tumor removed, we had a appointment at Southern Illinois University. We contacted Miracle Flights a few days later and were able to get a flight right away. We were on a plane five days later. Miracle Flights made the hassle and expense of travel the last thing on our minds. Lainey is now receiving the treatment she needs.

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

2011

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

get donors for administration fee.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Miracle Flights has provided my family and several other families dealing with disabilities airfare to the Natural History Study in California. We would not be able to afford to see the experts on our own and they have been a real blessing! Everyone there is responsive and professional, providing us with clear communication in a variety of modes - phone, email, and snail mail so every detail was covered.

The ONLY criticism I had was that several people worked on my request so it led to multiple contacts for the same information - they are thorough!

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

I am the Oregon Regional Representative for the International Rett Syndrome Foundation and have used Miracle Flights twice as well as sent several families to this organization.

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

I would assign one person to each case for all contact - and keep a file from one request to the next so you have some continuity from one request to the next. I would also use get more user stories on your facebook page so people know about you and the great services you offer.

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

How did you find this group?

Katie's Clinic at Oakland children's Hospital recommended them

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

We have a medically challenged 6 yr old son who needed some medical/genetic testing done in Atlanta, Georgia. We live just south of St Paul, MN. We wouldn't have been able to go ahead with all the medical testing if it was not for Miracle Flights. We are struggling financially just like everyone else plus we have added challenges/cost because of our son's circumstances. It was nice to know that everyday people like us could get some help to do what is best for their child. I was so surprised how easy it was to get a flight arranged. The staff was very friendly and explained everything. I will definitely use this service again and tell others about it. I comes highly recommended by us!

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

it allow us to be able to go somewhere for world renowed testing that wouldn't have been possible because of the Miracle Flights

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

When planning the flights make sure all 3 people get to sit next to one another... that's it.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Miracle Flights for Kids was a wonderful experience for us. We needed to fly our daughter to Boston Childrens Hospital for a evualation from Atlanta. The application process was made so simple and the staff was so helpful. When I spoke on the phone with Miracle Flights for Kids you could tell the person really cared and wanted to help. We are so grateful for their service without them the trip would not have been possible.

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

n/a

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

Nothing. The experience was wonderful!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I would have to be honest and say that I didn't know much about the Miracle Flights Organization before my families recent personal experience, but have come to appreciate the mission of the organization. I would have to say that the beginning process of applying was significanlty tedious, but after going through it I understood the reasons for such a comprehensive process. However, I really appreciated that when I did have questions concerning the process a represenative from the organization was knwoledgeable and warm in responding to our needs. The only major problem we had was when we arrived at the airport in time it seemed that the agent had difficulty in processing our ticket information which almost resulted in us being late for our flight. It wasn't clear whether they were making the errors or discrepancies in the processing. Overall, I would say that Miracle fights provided my family with a great service, and I can honestly say that without the financial support for our airplane tickets to Sacremento California we would not have had the opportunity of being evaluated by one of the best doctors in the country who is studying fragile-x syndrome. If my son and daughter could write you themselves I believe they would thank you from the bottom of their hearts.

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

a positive manner.

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

continue to improve on wht has already been established.

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

How did you find this group?

Through the website.

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

It encourage me to start making whatever amount of donations I could afford to the group.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

My daughter need to fly to Dallas from Reno for surgery on her foot. I contacted Miracle flights to see if they would be able to help us with the getting a flight to and from Dallas for the surgery. I was amaized at how quickly they responded and got us the flights that we needed. Miracle Flights staff was so prompt, and wonderful it took away alot of stress for me and my family.

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

my own personal life, and am so thankful that there is an organization like this out there.

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

have to dig deeper in to the company to see if there is anything there that needs fixing, because from my experience i see nothing that needs improvement.

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Rating: 5 stars  

My daughter needed to get to the MAYO clinic in Rochester, MN to undergo further research, treatment and perhaps find a diagnosis to her rare brain infection. I contacted Miracle Flights for Kids (whom we previously used in 2005) to assist us with our travel. I was believing God that they would at least pay for her flight and received a double blessing by them paying for me, her caretaker. Her paternal grandmother was able to be booked on our same flight (thanks to MFFK getting us the itinerary in time). Ms. Rebecca Boyce kept in close contact with me as I gathered all the required documentation and did an exellent job in carrying out our requests. I highly recommend Miracle Flights for Kids to be recipients of any grants and/or donations that would enable others to be blessed like we were.

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

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in my daughter being a recipient of Miracle Flights.

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

If I had to make changes to this organiztion I would continue to use the voices of the recipients so that others could know their appreciation and help get donations to Miracle Flights.

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