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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

461 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

If it wasnt for miracle flights i wouldnt be able to get my son to the doctors he needs to see out of state because i am a single mother with 2 kids and just trying to have the extra money is really hard and stressfull but with the help of them its a load of stress taken a way.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our family recently found out that our son suffers from a very rare type of tumor. After various medical consults it was determined that the best medical care for his condition would be at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Ohio where they have 20 years experience treating this very rare condition with excellent results. Miracle flights has enabled both my husband and I to accompany our son without worrying about how we would pay for three tickets to Ohio from California every 3 months. Because of Miracle Flights we can focus on the best treatment for our son instead of how to come up with the funds to get to Ohio. It has also allowed my husband and I to be together to support our son during each surgery which would have been very difficult if paying out of pocket. We are very grateful for the generosity of strangers in our lives.

mayteplaya

Client Served

Rating: 5

Miracle flight, thank you for being Angels on earth, always willing to help and change lifes. My son had stevens johnson sydrome at the age of 5. He is 16 now and we have been facing lot of medical issues since then. Eyes and lungs have been the main problem Miracle flights has helped us to reach the right treatments for him, we have to travel several times a year for treatment and thanks to Miracle Flights we have been able to do so. Thank you miracle flights for changing lifes.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We are thankful to Miracle Flights for all their support and help on our son's treatment. Over the last two years our son has had to travel several times during the year to continue his medical treatment. You are angels on earth.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Miracle Flights is truly a life savior. I would not be able to travel out of state for treatment for stage 4 Breast Cancer every 20 days if it wasn’t for Miracle Flights. The staff is Extremely helpful and kind. Thanks to Miracle Flights I’m able to enjoy life with my family without the burden of trying you figure out how to get to and from treatment. God Bless Miracle Flights

Tracy Gault U.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Miracle Flights was awesome. They helped arrange multiple flights for our family to be able to take our daughter out of state to get the best possible medical treatment that she could receive. We would not have been able to afford the extensive amount of travel we needed without Miracle Flights helping us. Everyone we worked with was friendly and went out of their way to help us. When we arrived to the airport everything went smoothly each time (3 times using Miracle Flights). They made something very stressful seem quite easy and we are very thankful for their help.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We appreciate the time and many efforts you all put into helping others. Miracle flights has helped us make it easier to get our son to and from the best care. Thank you!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a cancer patient who has to travel from Western Montana to Seattle Washington every three weeks for therapy. I am a single parent with an elderly parent to care for as well. I have been making this journey on a regular basis since February of 2017. After thinking that all my cancer was gone, in November of 2017 a scan found that I had recurring metastatic cancer that had spread to my chest. I was given the option of immuno therapy to help my body find the cancer cells and help heal myself. There really were no other options. I have been unable to work a regular job for several months now. All savings are depleted and I had begun to wonder if I would be able to continue my healing journey.
Then I found out about Miracle Flights. They have helped me to keep going by providing travel assistance. This has taken so much pressure off that I am able to plan for future trips without having so much stress. They are pleasant and professional as well as kind and compassionate.
I recently had another scan. The therapy is working. I will have to continue for a while to see what the next scan shows. I am so grateful for the help that they have provided for me. There aren't enough words to explain just what this help has meant to me.
All I can say is, THANK YOU MIRACLE FLIGHTS!!!!!!

Virginia H.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Miracle Flights specialists are very efficient and helpful. Wonderful customer service! I don't know if we could've had the same great medical care if we hadn't received free flights.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Miracle Flights helped us get our son, Luke, to The Children’s Hospital of Colorado for treatment he needed for his disease, Eosinophilic Esophagitis. There are no specialists for this disease in our town and our son needs to be seen 2-3 times a year. The expenses of these trips can take a toll! We are thankful that Miracle Flights lightened the load of the trip and gave us one less thing to worry about.

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 Amazing! I don’t know how my kids would be able to see there doctor out of state without there help. Their service is great, always friendly and helpful.

Kimberly H.5

Client Served

Rating: 5

As a single mother, who lives in a rural area and have battled a rare cancer and had two recurrences is the last few years. I do not know what I would have done without the kindness and generosity of Miracle Flights. I don’t think that I would be here to tell of their generosity without their help! I am so thankful.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Our son is 3 and has a very rare condition. Miracle flights flew us out of state for him to see a specialist that knew about this new diagnosis. It was a simple smooth stress free trip. They had everything set up for us. Thanks again miracle flights for this blessing.

Client Served

Rating: 5

When our son was referred to a doctor in New York City for a treatment that would help him live and help his development we were so happy that Miracle Flights provided us free tickets. So far we went 6 times and there is more procedure to be done. Thank you for everything you do for us and our son.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My daughter is the seconded ever to be diagnosed with a rare genetic mutation, called HOIP Deficiency. She has to visit the National Institute of Health on a regular basis for testing and research. With her being only the second person with this condition, it is very important for her to be seen at NIH. The Miracle Flights program has helped relieve so much stress by helping us with travel expenses. They go above and beyond to help patients and their families. Without this amazing program, we would struggle to get our daughter to and from these life changing appointments. We are so grateful for Miracle Flights and all the people that make it happen.

Kristy Brocious V.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Miracle flights has continued to help my daughter travel from California to Philadelphia where she sees the best specialist for her condition.
Thankyou
Miracle Flights and to all the organizations that support them

Giacomo X Debora Q.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We had an excellent experience with Miracles Flight. They helped us a lot, clarifying our doubts at all times. Lots of organization. A company would be honest with people. We just have to thank them, because without them we would not have been able to travel to our daughter's office. Thank you so much for everything .

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our family was blessed by Miracle Flights in October 2017. Our children and I have achondroplasia dwarfism. Our twin boys have severe spinal stenosis (narrowing) in their lumbar spine. It is hard for them to walk long distances or even sit for long periods of time without their legs going numb. Dr. McKenzie is the leading orthopedic dwarf specialist. We'd learned the hard way that it was vital to see a specialist that knew how to medically treat our children. Our daughter had two orthopedic surgeries locally that we later found out should have never been done on a person with dwarfism. We live over 700 miles away from his office. It would take us over eleven hours non-stop to drive to his office. However, it's so important that we see a specialist who knows how to treat their special orthopedic issues. We'd made the grueling drive the last two years, but the boys backs had worsened to the point we knew it was better to fly. I contacted Miracle Flights to see if they could help us out, especially since tickets for a family of five was very costly. Not to mention my husband had recently been laid off and had just been hired by a new firm. We were blown away that miracle flights would help us out! It was a huge blessing!! They were so kind, professional, and our family is forever grateful. Thank you Miracle Flights!! I pray that many will invest in your program that touches so many lives for the good. May God richly bless you!!

Paula Jane W.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We were treated with respect and care. Such a relief to have help in getting my daughter to a specialist that can help her.

2 Minda C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our daughter, Kate, has had a litany of severe medical problems and we have struggled to find her appropriate care locally. Kate was accepted into a specialty program at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. We finally found the expert medical care Kate needs. Miracle Flights allows us to get Kate to connect with the care and doctors she needs. Columbus, Ohio is very far from our home, but with Miracle Flights, healing is close at hand.