Miracle Flights For Kids
Rating: 4.92 stars 360 reviews
Issues: Health, Human Services
Location: 2764 N Green Valley Pkwy Suite #115 Green Valley NV 89014 USA
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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MFFK has been our lifesaver. Our son had to go to see a specialist in NYC a 4 and half hour drive for us and I do not know how we would have made all his appointments without the help of MFFK. Our son is doing well from all the surgeries he had to have. We are so grateful to MFFK for coming to our aid.
My daughter, Bella, was diagnosed with Multiple Hereditary Exotoses/Osteochondromas. Bella is now 4 years old and has over 20 bone tumors. We were in Okinawa, Japan when she was diagnosed at age 2. We exhausted all of our funds and went into a great deal of debt trying to have Bella near doctors who could help us with her condition. After finally settling in Fulton, Ms, we found out about the Paley Institute in West Palm Beach, Florida. Our insurance is wonderful and approved the appointment with this world renowned institute, but our funds to get there were depleted. By the grace of God we were introduced to Miracle Flights For Kids. We were approved to get our flight to West Palm Beach to see the doctors at The Paley Institute. We will forever be grateful for the generous donations that made it possible for Bella to finally be seen by doctors who have dealt with her condition. We are planning to have surgery within the next year and are hopeful that we will be flying again with Miracle Flights for Kids.
I am a mother of a amazing little boy . He was born with some medical needs that could not be met by the local surgeons and was being referred to Cincinnati children's . We live in Palm Springs California. We have had many changes as well challenges with our son medical needs and health.The surgeons in Cincinnati had talked to us about miracle flights for kids. Once I contacted them I was very surprised by the Support I found for our family.They were very considerate of our son and his needs.
Thank you all for your valuable time and dedication to build such a wonderful organization
The Gastineau family
I am a so called "complicated" patient. I've had several surgeries after a botched mistake, and many doctors don't want to touch me. The orthopedic problems keep going up my kinetic chain (my foot is not in a correct position) and I now have serious knee, hip, nerve and muscle problems. Unlike the continuously overbooked local doctors who I go to for help here in NYC, I refuse to give up and become permanently disabled. I have been able to get meaningful, fresh perspectives from experts in different parts of the country who have given me hope. Without Miracle Flight, I wouldn't have that hope. They are a GREAT - and their name is very appropriate "Miracle Flight".
My daughter, Katie, was diagnosed with a lesion/cyst inside the pineal gland located in the center of the brain in October 2014. This enlarged pineal gland created pressure in the brain causing Katie to suffer daily with symptoms of pressure-type headaches, visual issues, dizziness, nausea, fatigue and struggled daily to attend school. If not treated, the lesion/gland could have caused other issues such as loss of vision and seizures.
After many MRIs, appointments with neurologists and neurosurgeons in our home state of New York and in Vermont, our family searched for a second opinion. We located a surgeon in Los Angeles, Californa that would be able to perform a less invasive procedure - endoscopic surgery
Our New York State health insurance did not cover this out-of-state, non-participating provider’s procedure. The cost of the procedure required out-of-pocket payment. The surgery also required a 7 day stay. Travel and accommodations were also an added expense.
Our family learned of Miracle Flights. Miracle Flights staff were extremely helpful, friendly and were able to assist us in obtaining two airline tickets from New York to California and return.
Katie’s surgery was performed on April 7th and it was found that the original diagnosis of a lesion/cyst inside the pineal gland deep in the mid brain was actually a tumor. Our family is forever grateful to Miracle Flights for their assistance. Without their assistance, our family would not have known what to do to help her relieve her pain and suffering.
Katie recovered successfully and with the assistance of our home school and in-home tutors, Katie was able to graduate from high school in June. One additional hour of missed school would have put her into summer school and deferred her enrollment into college. We are thankful that Miracle Flights were able to work with us quickly to get her to California for the surgery.
Without the assistance of Miracle Flights, Katie would still be suffering to this day and would not have been able to pursue her continued education to someday become a psychologist.
This organization was amazing during the entire process from coordinating the trip to the return home. The ease of communication and helpfulness along the way alleviated a lot of stress in the travel process especially when the travel was for medical purposes. Very friendly and professional staff. The gift in the mail (t-shirt and luggage tag) to my child ahead of time was wonderful and a pleasant surprise! Our family is very grateful for the generosity for ALL of those involved in making the flight happen so that our son could travel to the medical facility to continue his care. Thank you especially to those who donated their miles. Because of such generosity we can continue to travel with our son for his medical needs. Thank you again!
Miracle Flights has been essential in the recovery and care of our son. We cannot give enough praise! Easy to work with, caring and kind, and able to help us with our needs. Thank you Miracle Flights!
My son has an extremely rare and complex genetic disease. The only location that can provide care, treatment and research is half way across the country. He must be seen there frequently, currently every three months. We are already in a financial struggle for many reasons, but medical is certainly a big reason. Miracle Flights for Kids has helped tremendously! We would do anything for our son, and spend every dime we have to get him what he needs. We are so very fortunate that Miracle Flights has provided flight assistance for him. This has made making this frequent medical trip so much easier to take on and has helped our family emotionally, financially and spiritually. They are truly a blessing! and we offer our heartfelt gratitude to all they do for us and so many others.
Miracle Flights was an answer to a prayer!! They also made the process extremely easy and I was able to see the surgeon I could not have been able to see if it had not been for this wonderful resource. Thank you Miracle Flights!!
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Miracle Flights helped my wife and I take our 3 year old son to Cincinnati Children s Medical Center for his Eosinophilic Disorder and also for his hyper-mobility of joints. We live in Southern Utah and from the past 4 years of medical expenses with our son it has drained our financial resources. But with the help of Miracle Flights we were able to see the best doctors in the country to help our son. We received the care and attention needed at the hospital and now have a great plan going forward with our son to grow and develop properly. There are not words to express our appreciation to Miracle Flights. They are a wonderful organization of well trained professionals. They took care of our travel plans and communicated to us very well on those plans to help us with our trip. I would highly recommend their services and plead with those with financial resources to help them keep this great service going. Its tough as a parent to watch your child have medical needs that cannot be met because of financial restrictions, but Miracle Flights eliminates those restrictions so parents can get their kids the medical treatments they need. Thank you Miracle Flights, we love you.