Miracle Flights For Kids

Rating: 4.92 stars   353 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  

Miracle Flights has been the biggest blessing! Our daughter has a lot of medical issues. My husband was offered a job in another city, and we were forced to relocate. The relocation forced us to have to travel back and forth for treatments. Given the complexity of her issues, there is only one childrens' hospital we are able to receive her treatments. Without miracle flights, these treatments would not be possible. It is hard enough having a sick child, add the need for travel to and from her treatments, and it just got that much harder. The staff at miracle flights has made this process very easy for us. Thank you!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Miracle Flights are absolutely the best.. They have flown my 6 yr old and I to philadelphia on many occasions. She is a Shriners patient .. and has been in need of surgeries on both legs this year.
Thank you so much Miracle Flights

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

change nothing

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Melany is 5 and has arthrogryposis in her lower extremities.. We fly to Philly
from Calif for the best care there... Miracle Flights makes it possible for us
to get back and forth, they are the best.. There are not enough thanks for all
they do and thank you to all who donate to them ...

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

there are no changes I would make

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?

2014

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

My four year old granddaughter has arthrogryposois, a joint disease. It affects her lower body she can not walk. We go to Philadelphia to a specialist in her condition. We live in Calif. and are so blessed to have Miracle Flights help us to get there. Thank you Miracle Flights and to any one who donates. Becky and Melany Hernandez

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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1 previous review
Rating: 5 stars  


Miracle Flights are the best, they made my trip to see a specialist
in Philadelphia much easier. My little girl has arthrogroposis and
does not walk, she is 3 1/2 years old. When I called Miracle Flights
they sent me the paper work right away, and as soon as my papers
were filled out, I got my flight itinerary the next day, free of cost.
The people working there were so nice and pleasant.
We want to thank Miracle Flights and all the people who donate to
them. A child with medical needs is a lot of work but Miracle Flights has certainly made our lives a little easier.
We learned that we have to go back in a couple of months for
serial casting on her feet, and will be staying a couple of weeks at that time. Then later in year back to Philly again for surgery on her
knees. So it will be a busy year.....
The free flights are so greatly appreciated , thank you
Becky Hernandez
Melany Hernandez
And later in year we will be going back for kn

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

helping me get to Philadelphia. This organization and all the people who help with donations are the best.

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

change nothing.

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

How did you find this group?

My AMC support group informed me.

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

That donating to a good cause can really help someone in need.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

My daughter was injured at birth. We live in New York and found a specialist to do the surgery in Texas. The only doctor that does this kind of surgery. At the time I was not well off with money and turned to Miracle Flights. Miracle Flights was not only helpful but expeditious and successful in meeting our needs. I would definitely use Miracle Flights again. They have been a great help. Dione Woods.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

We are very grateful to miracle flight for allowing my child and I to make her Dr. apt at the National Inst. of Health in Bethesda,MD. She has a rare genetic disease that was recently diagnosed. We live in Calif. and we would not of been able to go. Thank you Miracleflghts God Bless, The Miranda Family

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Unsure

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Miracle Flights for Kids helped me go to M.D. Anderson in Houston Texas to pick-up my chemo,follow-up with my Doctor,labs and x-rays if need.This would had been a hardship on me for I am on a set in come.And they helped me come back to Atlanta,Ga.I have C.M.L. Leukiema.Thank you Maracle Flights for Kids for being there for me and everyone else. I am a patience

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

My name is Katia. I am a 32 years old mother of 2 with Medulloblastoma, a cancerous brain tumor. I have been fighting this since February of 2008. I had 2 brain surgeries, radiation, and chemo. I was cancer free for 1year and a month. Then it was back in April of 2010. My doctor decided to do a bone marrow transplant, so I did that too. I first had another brain surgery, 1 treatment of radiation, and then the transplant. I came out of the hospital after transplant on September 9th, 2010. I had an MRI on January 6th, 2011 and everything was clear. I went back on April 21st for my second MRI thinking everything would be fine. I brought my daughter with me because it was spring break, and it was her 10th birthday. I though we would spend the rest of the day in Boston. The news weren't good. The tumor was all over my brain now. I was hoping for another brain surgery, but it was now inoperable. My neuro-oncologist told me that in his opinion I had fewer than 6months to live. I felt terrible. My daughter was terribly sad, but I promised her that I would fight until the end, and that I wouldn't give up. The only option for my survival was to participate in a Medical Trial out of Pittsburgh, PA. The problem was that not having worked for the past almost 3 1/2 years; I clearly couldn't afford flying weekly to get treatment as it was required by the study. I decided to search on the internet, I also contacted my councilor at Dana Farber, and I came across this organization called Miracle Flights. This was exactly what I needed. They would provide me with every flight I needed to get care. If it wasn't for Miracle Flights For Kids I couldn't continue to fight. I am grateful that I was given another chance to life. Thank you.
Sincerely, Katia

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

I was desperate for help, and received help from Miracle Flights

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

not change a thing.

 
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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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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

A great organization, worthy of support. I have conducted hundreds of interviews on behalf of Miracle Flights for Kids, with people who have received flights for their sick children. The overwhelming response was always positive and very grateful. Many of the stories are heart-wrenching as they involve life-and-death scenarios for the children, who are still alive because of a flight they received. Many of the families who receive flights have children with special needs – most often requiring great medical expenses. Their courage and endurance in meeting these expenses was always sobering. To know that they had someone to turn to when their situation became overwhelming was a great source of comfort and gratitude. This is an organization that makes a real difference in many, many lives.

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

the lives of the children still alive today becuase of their help.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

 
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