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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

497 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Patricia Levett

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thanks to Miracle Flights I have been able to travel out of state for the last 3 years to receive treatment for stage IV breast cancer. Jessica, Debra, Rebecca and all the wonderful people at Miracle Flights are very kind and thoughtful. They have truly become my family. For the last few years, my tumor has been stable. However, as of my last scan, the results showed that my tumor has gotten smaller. This would not have been possible without God, my immediate family, my Miracle Flights family and my CTCA family.

Previous Stories

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

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son, Bowen, needed to see a doctor in St. Louis. We flew from Florida because of miracle flights! The application was quick and easy. Debra was fantastic to work with and answered all of my questions! This is an amazing nonprofit! Thank you for making it possible for my little guy to get the help he needed!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Miracle Flights was able to get us and our 6 week old to St. Louis for care for her clubfoot. After 3 surgeons here in Houston deformed her foot even worse than she was born with, we sought Dr. Dobbs in MO. Thankfully, we only drove up twice, and the other 3 times, Miracle Flights blessed us with flights to and from, saving us money we could put towards her medical care, and bills that needed to paid even though we missed work. Thank you Miracle Flights!

Becca E.

Client Served

Rating: 5

They helped my child access a much needed surgery to improve her feet for the rest of her life. The process was easy and prompt.
Both flights were nonstop, which was very helpful as she was in 2 casts and required assistance. I will recommend this nonprofit to anyone in need of medical travel assistance.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you so much for giving my son access (through Miracle flights) to the BEST surgeon to help him recover! We are forever grateful! This company was nothing but helpful and supportive since day 1 and as soon as it was time to book the flights, they were professional and extremely accommodating and helpful every step of the way. Thank you to everyone at Miracle Flights for making our son's future brighter by making his neurosurgeon accessible and helping us not to worry about flight expenses. You are a true blessing to our family!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Miracle flights was amazing! I am very grateful for their help to get my daughter to the hospital that specializes in her care. Everyone was kind and polite in assisting us along the process. The ground transportation was extremely beneficial as well!

Client Served

Rating: 5

We are so very thankful for Miracle Flights! After seeking medical care for my son locally for 3 years, we decided he needed more advanced help to progress. The best of the best doctor happens to be several states from us, but we knew we had to do it. Thanks to Miracle Flights, we've been able to take my son to get the care he needs without the financial burden of flights! We can't thank Miracle Flights enough!!

Charles S.3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization Miracle Flights was a life saver for our family in 2019. We were hit with unplanned medical travel from Texas to Boston in both July and August to seek 2nd opinions which led to life changing surgery for our child who can only eat 1 food at the age of 3 years old. Since returning home from treatment we have made huge strides in his diet, Miracle Flights was instrumental in scheduling, changing dates, bumping up flights, and stayed in constant communication with us as needed throughout the process, front to back. Their team is friendly, compassionate, and really helped relieve the financial burden and stress that comes with medical travel. So thankful to have Miracle Flights on Team Sutton!

Laura L.13

Client Served

Rating: 5

Great charity to work with. They were easy to get a hold of. Purchased our tickets quickly and set everything up for us. All we had to do was arrive at the airport! So thankful for Miracle Flights!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Everyone at miracle flights is beyond helpful and so kind. They have helped me fly to Colorado from Alaska for my surgeries. I’m so grateful for them!

Mary G.12

Client Served

Rating: 5

No one wants to find themselves in the position of having to find a way to make medical care an option when it is states away. But thanks to Miracle Flights, our 5 year old son was able to make it to his appointments for an upcoming brain surgery, that otherwise would have not been possible.

Robin M.3

Client Served

Rating: 5

Miracle Flights did an outstanding job facilitating our trip from MT to OH to pick up my sons service dog. The application process was easy and we heard back about being accepted within a few days. Unbeknownst to the scheduler, our seats were not booked together. I called Miracle Flights right away and they had the issue resolved the same day. I highly recommend any family that is considering or finding themselves in a situation of need to contact them.

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!