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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Birth Defects & Genetic Diseases, Emergency Medical Services & Transport, Health, Health Support, Human Services, Transportation Assistance

Mission: Our mission is: To improve access to health care by providing financial assistance to low income children for commercial air travel to obtain special medical care; to promote awareness of our services through targeted outreach programs; to enlist the help of community-minded people through strategic calls to action.

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 100,000 free flights covering 55 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.

Community Stories

485 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Rebecca

Client Served

Rating: 5

Miracle Flights staff has been there to help our family for over 18 years. We could not have had the best medical care possible for my 2 children without their help. I believe with all my heart that this nonprofit is truly here to help. I am forever grateful to the staff and donors. Thank you.

Previous Stories

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am the mother of 4 children. Two of my 4 childen were born disabled. Miracle Flights came through for me 14 years ago when my oldest disabled daughter needed brain surgery in Michigan and I live in Las Vegas. They were willing to fly us as much as we needed to go at no charge. This was truly a gift to our family and our daughter.

Well 10 years ago our second daughter was born. She was born with an orthopedic condtion that requires a lot of casting and surgeries. Unfortunately, the specialists for her condition are not local. Jessica has had 10 surgeries in her 10 years. All of her surgeries require casts and numerous follow-up visits. Miracle Flights for Kids has flown us from Las Vegas to Seattle, Washington over 35 times. They have always been there for us. Without their help, we would not have been able to see the surgeons that have helped my daughter get where she is today. She is a very happy little girl that attends normal classes. She can walk and run thanks to the doctors and miracle flights generosity. I will forever be grateful for what they have done for Jessica and my family.

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Caitlyn R.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Miracle Flights made it possible for us to get my son to the specialist that he needed to see to develop a treatment plan. He was diagnosed with a rare neuro-immune disease and only a few people in the United States know how best to treat it. We are grateful for everything that Miracle Flights has done for our family! My son is now one step closer to living a normal life!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I’m a single mother to a 3 year old who just turned 4 on St Patrick’s Day. Diagnosed with Williams Syndrome (WS) at age 1, my son had a difficult debut in life, health wise. His syndrome comes with physical and cognitive developmental delays that necessitate a clinical evaluation and suggestions from experts in patients with WS. One of the best WS clinics that most parents with WS children have recommended is the Boston Children’s Hospital Williams Syndrome Clinic.
I have always wanted to take my son there, but all the expenses related to our travel, our housing and food, were above our income, until I heard about Miracle Flights through the Williams Syndrome Association website. I decided to give them a call, and they were quick to guide me in assembling my application file and... our trip was booked. I’m particularly grateful for this opportunity because this clinical evaluation gave my son a chance to have his heart evaluated for Supra valvular aortic stenosis and pulmonary stenosis. The clinical evaluations also are going to help with coming up with definite and individually written IEP goals. The clinic is a lifelong follow up and I’m grateful that if needed, Miracle Flights will give my son the chance to continue his clinical evaluations.
I couldn’t be more happier. Thank you Miracle Flights.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We are so thankful as a parent of a teen with medical condition that needs to be treated far from home, is a blessing to have foundations like Miracle flights who help parents and patients to have transportation to hospitals. Thank you so much Miracle Flights

Client Served

Rating: 5

Mircle flights flew my son and I from Virginia to San Deigo so that he could have the surgery that he needed. From the time I contacted them, till the day we left, they helped in every way possible. A special thanks to Jessica for all of her help.And thank you Mircle Flights, you are a blessing to many.

Elizabeth Lodge P.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Miracle Flights is a blessing. We have to travel 800 miles one way to see our sons BMT doctors every other month. Winter time make the trip even longer and sometimes it's unsafe as we travel from Northern MT to Denver, CO. I was told about this program from a friend at the last minute but was blessed by this program with a flight for my son and I, even after some minor paperwork issues. It was such a relief. Thanks so much Miracle Flights!

Rachel May W.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Miracle Flights is helping us receive a cure for our sons life altering medical diagnosis. We were told that a cure was not available. After lots of research, we found Miller's Children's Hospital and Dr. Randhawa. We found hope for a cure but still needed to find a way to travel across the country every 5 to 8 weeks for over a year to receive it. Miracle Flights is our answered prayer! Without them and Dr. Randhawa our son wouldn't be able to attend Kindergarten, or school in general, go to birthday parties, summer camps or college. Now he will be free to live a normal healthy life. My husband and I have three young boys and are teachers in the public school system. With medical bills and the cost of missing work so much, paying for so many flights isn't an option. Miracle Flights is our cure for distance.

Thank you Miracle Flights for the bottom of our hearts! You are truly an amazing charity that deserves to be supported!

Client Served

Rating: 5

From the moment I stepped into the airport i felt like royalty. they assisted me and my caregiver right away and got us to th front of the line so i didnt have to wait long. i have crohns disease and with frequent bathroom trips i didnt have to worry about losing my place in line. at each airport they always had a wheelchair waiting for me with smiles on their faces. the paperwork needed to be filled out was very detailed and needed to b exact. however i realize they needed to be precise. at firt my dr. office was not sure what they were doing but soon got the hang of filling out the forms. miracle flights helped me several times going to the mayo clinic in rochester minnesota. things went well. i may need to go back again. but im not worried about the transportation because MIRACLEFLIGHTS has my back! thanks again!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Wonderful organization we wouldn’t have been able to see a needed specialist without this organization! Such a blessing!

Lori Steinkamp L.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Miracle Flights has been a blessing to our family. Their professionalism and ability to meet the needs we have greatly reduce our stress as a family. They have provided many flights for our daughter to be treated by specialists over 1,000 miles from our home.

1 Tammy W.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our family is very thankful for Miracle Flights! Evan has a rare disease that the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Maryland is studying! We had the opportunity to fly from MN to Maryland to see this great team that is passionate about helping us to get better treatment and possibly a cure someday for our son. Currently Evan suffers from pain everyday and is usually very fatigued. His systemic juvenial idiopathic arthritis can attack any of his tissues, organs or joints at anytime. He uses biologics, chemo and more just to try to keep his disease at bay. Thanks to Miracle Flights we now have an addition to #EvansArmy care team! I almost cried when they told me that they will follow Evan and help us to get him what he needs to live a better quality of life. SJIA has been an incredibly dangerous and frightening struggle because this disease is so misunderstood. It is potentially terminal and a thief of childhood. We will be going back to NIH at some point. I am eternally grateful for Miracle Flights to have opened this door for us.

Tammy Woodwick

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son was diagnosed with Dystonia in 2014. We have been to numerous doctors and were so lucky to have found John's Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. We live in Montana and so getting to Baltimore has been a challenge. We were so very lucky to have found Miracle Flights, the many trips we have done back and forth would have been next to impossible if it wasn't for the help of Miracle Flights they truly are angels. We can't thank those who donate there time and money to help these children get the medical needs they so desperately need. My son has been through so much in the past 2 years with going through Deep Brain Surgery(DBS) and all the follow ups he is such an amazing young man. He always has a positive attitude. Miracle Flights has been there to help and has taken a lot of the financial stress off of us. They are truly a blessing!!❤❤

1 Kristy M.2

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter has an undiagnosed medical condition. Thanks to Miracle Flights we were able to Fly to Maryland and have her evaluated by the Doctors at the National Institute of Health. It would have been so difficult to drive her there from Florida. We will be forever grateful for this opportunity.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son has been undergoing extensive medical care for over 4 years, which now has us needing to fly to another state for his medication. Miracle Flights has come alongside of our family to provide much needed support to make this possible. They are an amazing charity and have been such a blessing to us.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We want to thank Miracles Flights, for their great support for my daughter Adriana to provide us the flight Tikets for their treatment of Leukemia, in such difficult times to have people like you is very helpful, it is my prayer that God continues to use them to bless to other families in need because travel is very expensive and even more so with the pain that one carries due to the illness of our daughter, we love you, thank you for all your work and dedication God reward and bless you, many hugs even if we do not know them we already have them in our hearts!
Ramirez Family, Lima - Peru

Client Served

Rating: 5

The representatives of this organizations are very customer centric and professional. That are very helpful and assistance is invaluable to families in need. They are committed to helping families with their travel needs for medical necessities. And they are also a link with other nonprofits that help with accommodations.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Outstanding professionalism and service. Without miracle flights, my daughter would not have been able to receive the care she needed.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Miracle Flights is helping make it possible for our daughter to have her leg treated at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. We will forever be grateful for the assistance. Deborah from Miracle Flights was so kind and accommodating to us and we will never forget that. Thank you Deborah and Miracle Flights! You are definitely a miracle ❤️

Client Served

Rating: 5

They are a great organization that help my son go get his medicial needs met

Client Served

Rating: 5

Mircale Flights has helped my family travel safely to appointments in Miami from SC due to my daughters brain surgery.

Luisa O.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am very thankfull to American Fly is very helpfull for all families who realy needs thankyou again.