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.

2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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1-800-FLY-1711
www.miracleflights.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

Miracle Flights has been such a blessing to our family.

 
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Mt family has received very prompt and courteous employees. Definitely five stars and thank you

 
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My son was born with a rare congenital orthopedic disorder called Arthrogryposis. He was also born with bilateral (or double) clubfeet. He has had many interventions over the course of his 6.5 years, including castings (consisting of hip-to-toe plaster, surgery, boots and a bar connected at the heel of the boots to keep his feet aligned, aggressive physical and occupational therapies.

In Fall of 2015 some of his issues began coming to a head and I sought a second opinion in regards to the way he was struggling to walk normally. We live in Utah. The specialist who wanted to see my son for personal consult lives in St. Louis MO. I was a recently divorced single working mother with my son and his 2yr old sister, there was no WAY I could make this flight on my own. I heard about Miracle Flights through a friend, I applied out of "what else can I do?" desperation, we qualified, and because of this flight we were able to make it to St. Louis where this specialist was able to detect a problem my son's other doctors were missing, and was able to correct it. When correction involved a change of flight plans (instead of flying home the day after his appointment as planned, he had surgery on both legs that day) MF was able to rearrange the flight home to accommodate our stay in the hospital/city for the extra days needed and they did so with minimal paperwork required from me - I had enough to worry about with my son in the hospital - so that in less than 4 hours from when I contacted them to inform them of the need for a flight change, I had the flights I needed booked and ready for me and my son exactly when I would need them to get us home on time.

On all flights, to and from St. Louis both times (he needed to fly back 3 weeks later to have his casts removed), MF made certain we had a wheelchair ready and had help to and from all gates at each airport. They even featured my son on a spotlight on their blog (but my son's personality is kind of contagious, and he grabbed their attention). They cared about my case not just as another flight to process, but as a family with a child in serious need of specialist care I couldn't otherwise get him to myself. We have another flight coming up, another follow-up in February of next year, and I expect no less than the exceptional care for this flight that we received for the previous ones. This is a phenomenal organization and I will always be grateful for what they allowed my son to have a chance at - walking.

Thank you MF, for everything.
-A grateful mom

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Due to being diagnosed with an extremely rare auto-immune disease (MMN), I underwent a full-blown stem cell transplant at Northwestern University ("NWU") in Chicago, IL in July, 2012. Not only was the transplant unsuccessful, it wiped me out financially because I am now on Social Security Disability. I am part of a case study at NWU and have been asked to come back annually for a follow-up visit. Without the assistance of Miracle Flight For Kids, I wouldn't be able to afford and make the follow-up visits. Hopefully, there will one day be a cure for my disease and Miracle Flights For Kids is helping make that possible.

 
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I had the opportunity to fly to Chicago, IL for testing. I live with Multiple Sclerosis and I'm 25 years old. I have been living with this disease for 23 years now. Thanks to Miracle Flights, I was able to see about the opportunity for a stem cell transplant. The staff at miracle flights are very professional and on time with everything. Their patience and understanding is beyond anything I expected.

 
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My 4 year old Bailey was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in July 2013 called Medulloepithelioma. We are from Utah and have to fly to Philadelphia for most of her treatment since it can't be treated here in Utah. If it weren't for Miracle Flights and their donor's Bailey might not be here today. Everyone has been absolutely amazing every time we have used Miracle Flights which is numerous times. Thank-you so much for helping us get to our treatment hospital every time we need it. We love you guy's.

 
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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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This organization has helped my daughter many times with flights to treatment. We are always treated with respect. All staff members are kind and provide excellent services to families in need.

 
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Thank you so much for getting my daughter to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, so we could receive more answers to her myriad of diagnoses. We couldn't have financially made the trip without Miracle Flights help.

 
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My son has a rare cancer, with only a few doctors scattered around the USA that can treat him. Flying nearly coast-to-coast every month for cancer treatments gets so expensive, especially with all the other costs that are created by cancer. Being blessed with flights through Miracle Flights has taken such a large burden off of our shoulders, and becomes one less financial worry. A side benefit of working with Miracle Flights, is that the airline has bent over backwards at times to get us on a flight - even holding a plane for us because a connecting flight was late - they understand that medical appointments don't wait! Miracle Flights requests specific information from us, helping to keep all of us accountable.

 
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Our son was born with a rare disease which is only treated in Cincinnati Childrens' Hospital. We travel from Chicago to Cincinnati once every two months. Driving requires that my husband misses days of work. Riding a bus is an exhausting long trip with a baby who's prone to infections due to hid inmune system affected by treatment. Miracle Flights has given us the opportunity to give our baby the medical attention he needs with a short one hour flight. Their staff is alwalways caring and helpful. We love Miracle Flights.

 
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