Miracle Flights for Kids

Rating: 4.91 stars   345 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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Rating: 5 stars  

With out Miracle Flight's my 4 year old daughter Bailey wouldn't be able to get the life saving cancer treatment needed in Philadelphia. Miracle Flight's provides my daughter and I a round trip flight from Utah all the way to Philadelphia as often as needed to help guide her in the direction of no more cancer. Thank you to the donor's you're true miracle's.

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2015

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Miracle Flights for Kids has been such an amazing organization for my family. My 11 year old has muscular dystrophy along with several other serious medical conditions that require us to fly from CA to Cincinnati Children's Hospital every year. We just got back from our 6th visit. If it wasn't for Miracle Flights for Kids, we would not be able to get out there every year and my son would be missing out on receiving the care he needs to thrive.

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Our five years old son Christian has short bowel syndrome and Autism. Our son participates in the Omegaven clinical study at Boston Children's Hospital. A medical team closely monitors my son's chronic medical condition which requires us to fly to Boston every two month. I have lost track of how many times Miracle Flights has flown my son and I to Boston but I can assure you that with every medical visit he has continued to thrive. Miracle Flights has always been there for us and has taken the financial burden off our family. We are so grateful for everything you have done for our family and allowing us to seek the best medical care for our son.

Thank you once again!
The Castro family
Hesperia, California

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Our five years old son Christian has short bowel syndrome. Our son participates in the Omegaven clinical study at Boston Children's Hospital. A medical team closely monitors my son's chronic medical condition which requires us to fly to Boston every two month. I have lost track of how many times Miracle Flights has flown my son and I to Boston but I can assure you that with every medical visit he has been able to thrive. Miracle Flights has always been there for us and has taken the financial burden off our family. We are so grateful for everything you have done for our family and allowing us to seek the best medical care for our son.

Thank you once again!
The Castro family

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  

Our son Christian has short bowel syndrome and Miracle Flights has been an incredible life saving organization. They have helped us get the best medical care for our son. We travel to Children’s Hospital Boston every two month for his specialized treatment and participates in the Omegaven clinical study. Without Miracle Flights for Kids we would not have been able to take our son to the best hospital and for that we are eternally grateful. This organization is truly amazing!

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

I would not change a thing. The entire staff has been very instrumental in helping our family with our travel needs.

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  

My son Christian has short bowel syndrome and Miracle Flights has been an incredible life saving organization. They have helped us in our greatest time of need to seek the best medical care for our son. We travel to Children’s Hospital Boston every two month for his specialized treatment and participates in the Omegaven study. Without Miracle Flights for Kids we would not have been able to take our son to the best hospital and for that we are eternally grateful. This organization is truly one of a kind.

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

getting roundtrip tickets to Children's Hospital Boston

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

none

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

How did you find this group?

my son's hospital social worker

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

they have given my son the opportunity to seeks the best medical care and he is thriving today because of them.

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Our son Christian has short bowel syndrome. He receives specialized treatment for his short bowel from Children's Hospital Boston and participates in the Omegaven clinical study. We travel to Boston every two months for Christian's medical follow-ups. Our family is incredibly grateful and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

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

They provided plane tickets from CA to Boston.

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

No Changes needed!...such a wonderful organization and the staff is awsome!!!

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?

through our social worker at Children's Hospital Boston

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

they have given my son a fighting chance to stay alive!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

Being the parents of a special needs child is not easy. Our son requires special care and treatments that require us to travel from Indianapolis to Philadelphia regularly. Without Miracle Flights, we would not be able to get him the best care possible. Miracle Flights makes the trips not only possible, but they make the trips as painless and easy as they can. We will forever be grateful for their help!

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I have a 3 year old son that was born with Pfeiffer Syndrome. It is a rare and we cant not receive treatment in Wyoming. We have to fly to Dallas Texas for his medical needs. Miracle Flights has flown us several times. They got us to where we needed to be and saved our child's life. Without them, we couldn't give our son the care he needs and deserves!

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My oldest son of 3 has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. He is 8 years old. There is currently no cure for what he has. The first time we contacted Miracle Flights for Kids was last year. We had an opportunity to try a new therapy, but it was very expensive and no insurance would cover it. We had to pay out of pocket for the therapy machine itself and it left us stuck with how we were going to get from NYC all the way down to Corpus Christi, TX. The wonderful people at Miracle Flights for Kids made it possible for my son and both of his parents to get him his new therapy. We were blessed to be approved for out-of-state care at one of the nations greatest hospitals at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Again, transportation concerns were raised and yet again Miracle Flights for Kids were there ready to help. There are no words that can express how grateful my family is to Miracle Flights for Kids. They have helped so many in their greatest moments of need. Thank you!

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Miracle Flights has been such a blessing. They helped take away a big part of the financial burden we were faced with in flying our son , my husband and I to Ohio to Cincinnati Children's Hospital to receive care for Eosinophilic Esophagits (Eosinophilic Disorders) The staff are all so compassionate and so wonderful in planning our trip. We will be forever grateful, I don't know we could of done it without their generous gift! I Thank You all for all your help and all you do for Families who are faced with serious illness.Miracle Flights is truly a blessing to our family.Without Miracle Flights we would not be able to provide this very necessary treatment for our son.
What Is an Eosinophilic Disorder?
Eosinophilic enteropathy is a complicated digestive system disorder in which eosinophils, a type of white blood cell, are found in above-normal amounts in one or more specific places in the digestive system and/or the blood.
When the body wants to attack a substance, such as an allergy-triggering food or airborne allergen, eosinophils respond by moving into the area and releasing a variety of toxins. However, when the body produces too many eosinophils, they can cause chronic inflammation, resulting in tissue damage.
These rare diseases are diagnosed according to where the elevated levels of eosinophils are found:
Eosinophilic esophagitis (esophagus)
Eosinophilic gastritis (stomach)
Eosinophilic enteritis (small intestine)
Eosinophilic colitis (large intestine)
Hypereosinophilic syndrome (blood and any organ)
This condition can be divided into two types, Primary and Secondary. The Primary type is further subdivided into allergic and non-allergic forms. The allergic type occurs in association with food allergies, while the non-allergic form occurs when no obvious cause can be found to explain the high number of eosinophils in the digestive system. Because of this, the non-allergic form is thought to be evidence that the body is attacking itself and considered to be an autoimmune disorder.
Common symptoms may include pain, swelling, skin rash, hives, reflux, choking, difficulty swallowing, nausea, vomitting, loss of appetite, stools containing blood and/or mucus, abdominal cramping, diarrhea, fever, esophageal rings, motility problems, bowel obstruction, bowel or stomach wall thickening (from scar tissue buildup), pseudopolyps, protein loss, anemia, malabsorption, developmental delay, bleeding, and several other symptoms that occur in individual cases. Many people also experience nutritional deficiencies and/or side effects from medications, such as neuropathy (nerve damage) or osteoporosis (decrease in bone mass).
Special amino acid-based formula may be needed as a supplement for those whose diets are so limited that they are unable to obtain enough nutrition from food alone. Some primary forms may require the avoidance of all regular foods and complete reliance on an amino acid-based formula, which may be consumed normally or pumped through a special feeding tube (naso-gastric, gastrostomy or jejunostomy tubes). For the most severe flare-ups or for those who experience problems from all foods and formulas, feeding through a blood vessel (TPN) may be the only remaining option. Some cases also require additional symptom-specific help, such as pain medication. This disease may cause such severe bleeding or nutritional deficiency that they condition may be life threatening if not treated with appropriate medications. Since there is no known cure for Eosinophilic Enteropathy, management of the condition is very important in order to prevent severe damage to the digestive system (and to the organs in the case of Hypereosinophilic syndrome) caused by the high numbers of eosinophils. Because symptoms vary so widely and may minic other conditions, it is important that accurate information and awareness of Eosinophilic Enteropathy is achieved.
To Learn More About Eosinophilic Diseases go to http://curedfoundation.org/site/

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When you have a child there is a lot of "normal expenses" that comes with being a parent. When you have a child with medical needs those expenses are more than some can even imagine. When our daughter was born, even with problems, we were thrilled. However, someone needed to stay home with her at all times, which financially drastically changed our lifes. She needed medical care that we not only didnt have in our area, but couldn't afford on our own. Miracle of flights has made it possible for us to take our daughter to the top facilities for her treatment to give her the best life possible. There is absolutely no way it would have happened without this foundation. They are extremely friendly, efficient, and hands down the best foundation we have ever come across. All children deserve the best medical care that is out there and Miracle of Flights helps achieve that. My family is forever indebted to this foundation for helping our family!

Angus Family

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Miracle Flights for Kids has gave our family peace and comfort. We didn't agree with the Dr.'s we were working with and thought our daughter needed better help. We found a facility that was named one of the best in the nation and Miracle Flights helped us get our daughter there! She has come a long way and is in better health because of everyone involved. We could never afford to take her across the U.S. to get to these appt. and surgeries and Miracle Flights makes that happen.

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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Our 7 year old daughter has a 70 degree curve in her spine and obviously needs a lot of medical care. Where we live there is no pediatric spine specialist that can help her. We have to travel from Idaho to Texas for her care. We have tried for years to get our daughter the best care possible, but could never really afford it. Miracle of Flights has allowed our family to travel for her medical care and for the first time we see light at the end of the tunnel! Love this foundation!

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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We live in Oregon and have a son with Eosinophilic Esophagitis. We need to travel to Cincinnati Children's hospital for treatment every 3-4 months. We are so thankful for Miracle Flights for Kids and how they have provided our flights over and over. We could not afford to go for treatment if it wasn't for Miracle Flights. They are very prompt and professional with service which helps make planning our trips so much easier. Providing the flights for the treatment our son needs has made a huge impact in the life and health of our son.

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Our son has a medical condition requiring travel to Cincinnati, Ohio every three to 4 months for treatment. Miracle flights has provided flights for our trip each time. They have been very professional and prompt. We had to make a last minute change because of our son's condition and Miracle flights was able to change our flights. We would not be able to get the treatment our son needs if we did not have help from Miracle flights.

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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