Miracle Flights For Kids

Rating: 4.92 stars   399 reviews

Nonprofit Issues:

Health, Human Services

Address:

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.

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1-800-FLY-1711
www.miracleflights.org

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Reviews for Miracle Flights For Kids

Rating: 5 stars  

We were so thankful that Miracle Flights helped us get our son to Mayo Clinic. He saw a whole new team of doctors in hopes of Diagnosis. We are now awaiting testing that may lead us to some answers. And because we were private pay patients at Mayo clinic we needed to save money anyway possible. Without the help of Miracle Flights we may not have been able to afford the trip. THANK YOU!!!!

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

Choose a different airline to book through because our Airline was not pleasant to work with.

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  

Because of Miracle Fligts for Kids our son was able to get to drs he needed so much. The process was very simple. Miracle Flights for Kids people were very helpful making a stressful time much easier. We are forever great full!

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

Add additional airports. Everything was perfect but we did fly to an airport that was 2 hours from our home, and there is a airport in our hometown.

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  

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  

Ijah was born with Hereditary Pancreatitis and was in constant debilitating pain. He had spent sixty-seven days in the hospital in 2012 and another forty two in 2013 before he was finally approved for a transplant at the University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital in August.

Because of the near monthly visits to Seattle Children's Hospital for severe Pancreatic attacks, Ijah's mother was unable to work due to his medical needs and his autism and his father, a union electrician has been through several layoffs due to the economy. Due to the loss of income, Ijah and his family were unable to afford the necessary trip to Minnesota for his evaluation and subsequent transplant.

Thanks to Miracle Flights, Ijah received his transplant on August 26, 2013. He no longer has a pancreas, a spleen, an appendix, a gallbladder or a duodenum but he is finally pain free and his parents hope that he will soon be insulin independent as well. Ijah's islet cells (insulin producing cells) were transplanted into his liver for future production by his own body. To learn more about Ijah's story and kids like Ijah who suffer from the debilitating pain of pancreatitis visit www.childhoodpancreatitis.org or Ijah's website at www.helpijahwin.org.

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

Ask Miracle Flights to work with several commercial airlines. We had a problem where our flight was delayed and because of the delay there was an oversight on our return trip and Miracle Flights only used a few companies so we were unable to switch to another flight on another carrier. We ended up with an 8 hr delay.

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

A lot

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Quite well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

My son has a rare genetic, fatal disorder. Most doctors don't know much about it. Miracle Flights allows me to be able to take him to the best doctors in America! Because of Miracle flights, I have great peace of mind that we are getting the most proactive care for my son. I don't know what I would do without them!

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?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Miracle Flights is an amazing organization. My son has scoliosis and has to have surgery every six months in Texas. We've been flying from Florida to Texas with Miracle Flights assistance since he was 3 years old, he'll be 9 next month. I don't know what we would've done without them. They're wonderful and we appreciate them.

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

not change anything. They know what they're doing and they do an excellent job.

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?

2013

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

Miracle Flights does an amazing job getting kids to a place of healing. With out them, we would not have received the level care for our son. Braxton had reconstructive surgery on his trachea, and Miracle Flights has gotten us to very important appointments to aid in Braxton's successful recovery. I can't say enough wonderful things about them!!

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?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have three sons including myself officially diagnosed with complex V mitochondria Disease. There are only a handful of specialists that know how to treat and manage this rare disease. We have no mitochondria disease specialists in IL. Without miracle flight helping us get to Children's Hospital of UMPC in Pittsburgh PA my kids would go without proper treatment and follow up care. Miracle Flights for Kids is a great and wonderful organization that provides support for kids with medical conditions that need to travel for care. I am so grateful they helped us travel to Pittsburgh to see our specialists. Truly a blessing! Wonderful organization!

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?

Quite well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Miracle flights for kids helped us fly from TN to FL so my son could see his orthopedic surgeon that is treating him for proximal femoral focal dificiency. We are very satisfied with their services.

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?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Miracle flights is wonderful! My child was born with arthrogryposis. After talking to mothers of other children who have this condition they all said to go to Philadelphia to see Dr. Von bosse. We live in Kentucky and if it weren't for miracle flights we wouldn't be able to see this doctor. We are immensely grateful for Miracle flights for kids.

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?

2013

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

I have been using miracle flights for over a year now to fly my child to see the best doctor for his condition. They have always been wonderful and willing to help. My child is much improved because we have been able to visit this doctor

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?

2013

 
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1 previous review
Rating: 5 stars  

I have a 4 month old baby that was born with arthrogryposis. Being totally unfamiliar with this condition, I found other mothers online and consulted with them on what to expect and what to do. Almost all of them told me the best doctor is in Philadelphia. My husband and I have 4 children and I am a stay at home mother. Needless to say there was no way we could go and see this doctor on our family budget. Another mother told me about miracle flights. They were wonderful! They were so thoughtful of us in booking the flight. Miracle Flights for Kids is truly a gift for our family. Without them we wouldn't be able to see the best doctor for my son's condition. I will always be grateful for Miracle Flights for Kids

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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