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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

499 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

I need a flight to Chicago for an evaluation on a bone marrow transplant that I need. Miracleflights helped get me there! 2 days after my application they already had a list of available flights to choose from. They helped me a lot and respondEd quickly to meet my needs.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Miracle flights have been wonderful to work with getting my daughter out to Boston children's hospital. We have used them a couple times already and it's nice to have one less expense to worry about. Also the costumer service is great

Wendy171

Client Served

Rating: 5

Miracle Flights is amazing. They flew me to Mayo Clinic it was such a blessing. I enjoyed speaking many amazing people working to help me there.
Thanks so Much for Everything.

Katie179

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thanks to miracle flights I had a flight from Alabama to Washington State to have life saving brain surgery. I'm a 30 year old wife and mom of five children and I also have Chiari malformation. I began a quick decline progressively losing the loss of the use of my arms and legs. I had also started aspirating food and liquids everytime I ate or drank. I was to the point of being wheelchair bound and gtube dependent. I have regained my swallow ability and am getting stronger everyday since my surgery. I owe my life to Miracle Flights. I thank God for generous donors and supporters of this organization. My whole family thanks you!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hola estoy muy agradecida ya que gracias a Uds, mi hijo pudo tener una cita con un doctor en St Louis y pudierion realizar el tratamiento adecuado para sus pies. Gracias a eso esperamos que mi hijo pueda caminar cuando sea mas grande

Client Served

Rating: 5

The agent who helped me was very professional. All questions asked were replied in a timely manner. It was a nice surprise to receive my ticket the next day I sent in all my applications.
I felt Miracle Flight was here to help me. Thank you Miracle Flight for making this happen and saving many lives worldwide.

Don-Nikki B.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Miracle Flights was such a blessing to our family! From start to finish the process was seamless and they were quick to respond back to me with any questions I had. Our trip ended up having to be extended a week and they were very accommodating by changing our flight information. So thankful for Miracle Flights!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Miracle flights was a huge blessing to us! We were able to get the treatment our son needed that we couldn't get in our home state. It was the best decision I made to take my son to a different doctor after the first one didn't work out and miracleflights made it that much more easier by not having to worry about the flight cost. Everyone I have talked to on the phone was extremely helpful and courteous. I even had to change a flight home since we got to go home earlier then we thought and they were able to do that right away. A great organization to use and a great organization to donate to.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have to travel from Alaska to Texas every 6 months in my own expenses my son needs to get therapy in san antonio Texas and these nonprofit program Miracle flights makes my life easier i'm so thankful with Miracle flights
Thanks all the people Who make this possible

Tonni T.

Client Served

Rating: 5

AMAZING!!! Traveling with a special needs child is chaotic, but Miracle Flights thought of everything and made both trips so easy, there was more than enough compassionate help

Client Served

Rating: 5

We usually spend 10 to 15 thousand out of pocket per year on my daughters medical expenses. In order to find specialized doctors we have to travel across the US. Miracle Flights has been extremely generous and has helped my family purchase plane tickets to these visits which helps us out extremely! Miracle Flights is an awesome honest organization and we appreciate their assistance so.much!!!!

Angelica6

Client Served

Rating: 5

Miracle Flights is so wonderful! I cannot express our gratitude enough. They've flown my son and I out 4 times for his doctor visits. I really don't know what we would have done otherwise because we are paying out of pocket for all his medical care. This helped so much. They are efficient, professional, and easy to work with too. We are so grateful for their help!

Brittany62

Client Served

Rating: 5

My family has been trying to figure out how we can get our children to see specialists. There is no one in our region who can help us or understands my children's conditions. Financially there was no way we could have afforded to go see these doctors. Miracle Flights made it happen for us!
The staff that helped us through the application process was friendly and helpful. We did have some challenges getting the application correct (make sure you actually initial the application and not just type in your initials and your doctor needs to sign the letter not your NP), but they helped us every step of the way.

While our plane ride was anything but smooth or short, traveling with an infant and toddler makes for an exhausting experience in the best of times, but when a less than 6 hour trip takes more than 16- most of it sitting on a plane- lets just say it was harrowing. That was Mother Nature and the airlines fault and nothing to do with Miracle Flights.

My family is indebted to them, and I know that we will need to use their services again in the future for my littles.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We were in need of a major open-heart surgery for our 1-year-old with congenital heart disease. The surgery was in California, and we live in Atlanta. We had already spent tens of thousands on medical bills in the last year and a half, and when Miracle Flights was able to pay for our flight out to CA and back, it was such a huge help for us! They were easy to work with and very on top of things. It was a great experience being served by them, and it made our hard times that much easier!

1 Shana I.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We first received the gift of a free flight in October of 2015. We had to travel to an out of state hospital for surgeries for our son. At the time, we had just finalized his adoption and were drowning in adoption and medical expenses. Our son was also having a surgery that would make riding home in a car seat nearly impossible. We are so blessed by this organization and for giving us some relief to the stress our family was experiencing during this time. We have used Miracle Flights 2 more times since his first surgery.
David and Shana Ivarson

Client Served

Rating: 5

Miracle Flights is an absolutely amazing organization!!! They have helped us get to treatment that our son desperately needs for his epilepsy. The flight coordinators are genuinely caring people that help relieve some of the stress of having a sick child. Thank you for everything!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Miracle Flights is truly a miracle!!! When we were told we were out of options for trying to treat our son's Epilepsy, I sought out every doctor and option that I thought could help. When that search landed us 500+ miles from home, I thought there has to be a way to find some sort of assistance. As many of you know raising children is expensive enough without adding any form of illness into the mix. With extremely limited resources for such travel, I began my next search...and found Miracle Flights. I spoke with both Debra and Rebecca. Both women were so helpful with the process and paperwork, understanding, accomadating, and friendly. Any questions I had were answered in a timely and detailed manner. All of the digital flight information was easy to understand and use. We have seen a major improvement in our son's quality of life and well being since seeing our new doctor. The flights that we have recieved have been life changing for our son!!! Thank You from North Carolina.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Our son Jaron was born with a bilateral cleft lip and palate. We wanted to get him to the best doctors in the country. Being a Homeschooler mother of 4 boys, we cannot afford flights to Boston Children's Hospital. We are so thankful for Miracle Flights and all that you have done for us.

1 Lisa591

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thank you so very much for allowing me/us to fly via Miracle Flights. The opportunity to go to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN was beyond a valuable opportunity and experience. I couldn’t quite understand why I needed to be accompanied by someone else until I got there. I now know why… it is a physical impossibility for a patient to go thru this without someone helping. From the first day I arrived my itinerary was adjusted with appointments that were back-to-back-to back-to-back appointments. After the first 2 hours I was in a wheel chair to make it to/from appointments.
I went under a cardiac catheterization on Monday the 1st of August and they found that I not only was suffering from Congestive Heart Failure but now have been diagnosed with Systolic Heart Failure as well as Diastolic Heart Failure. The team at the Mayo Clinic was relentless to search for answers.
The doctors are now conferring and will be back to me with their findings. They have also brought the team in from Stanford to assist. The cardiologist at the Mayo Clinic did state that I might need to return but we will see what their team decides. But whatever is decided, I want to thank you from the bottom of my “gimpy” little heart… thank you for allowing us to be a part of your Miracle Flight Family, without your help I may not have been able to go to the Mayo Clinic because of the logistics issue. You made the impossible… “Possible”!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Miracle Flights gave me a chance to see a world famous surgeon who was able to diagnose my debilitating disabling musculoskeletal spine ruptures, whereas if I was not helped, I would have had no hope. Miracle Flights provided me with the flight to see the surgeon, who has now given me hope and i am on the road to repair and improving my quality of life. Thank You Miracle Flights. Your organization truly creates Miracles!

Monica D.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Miracle flights is an amazing organization without them we would not be able to get our daughter Alexa clear across the country to get her life-saving chemotherapy.
She is on a medical trial it is one of our very last options. She has been fighting her Brain Cancer for 12 years she is 13 years old.
She has many many endocrine issues she can't walk very well or often.
She can't use her left hand. She has brain cancer and Neurofibromatosis (NF-1). She has had 11 brain surgeries and almost that long in years of chemo. Besides helping us get flights every 3 weeks as needed to get to and from The Trial, The Miracle Flights staff are very nice to talk to. They're very helpful and they don't make you feel guilty for asking for help they do everything they can even putting up with you when you make mistakes and call them back time after time haha.
Thank you God and thank you Miracle flights for everything you've done for us so far. It is nice to know that they can help you over and over again if your treatment is far away we fly from Oregon to Pittsburgh Pennsylvania every 3 weeks.
We are so blessed that Miracle flights is there for us. This is an amazing, incredible, generous Organization. ♡ without them I am very sure that our daughter could die.
It truly is "Lifesaving" medical treatment

Sincerely,
Monica delos Reyes,
Alexa & the delos Reyes family

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Miracle Flights is awesome. We travel from Dallas, Tx to Cincinnati, OH to see Dr Wong who specializes in Muscular Dystrophy. Without Miracle Flights help I'm not sure how we would of made it to this apppointment. Thank you so much for all of your help.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have 2 boys that have muscular dystrophy. We went to Cincinnati Childrens to see a top rated Dr there. Miracle Flights for kids helped us out by getting us a flight to Cincinnati. Our experience with Miracle Flights was great and we would definitely use them again and also tell others about the great service we received.

Yashika M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Thanks to miracle flights, I am able to visit doctors and hospitals in other states, to fulfill my 9 year quest of finding a cure for MS (Mulitiple Sclerosis). It was 9 years ago that I was diagnosed with this horrible chronic illness. Being disabled and living off a disability income is financially impossible to afford any additional cost that my insurance doesn't cover. I hope to be healed and able to walk or run again. Miracle Flights is a great charitable organization and has made a huge difference in my chances of receiving medical treatments that can greatly improve my quality of life and the quality of life of others with MS or other chronic illnesses.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We are so thankful for the help we received in getting our son to NYC for his treatment.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Nothing could have prepared us for the moment when our seventh child was diagnosed with a rare cancer at just 7 weeks old. His right eye was removed due to the extent of the tumor in that eye. We were hopeful that our road with cancer was finished and that no further treatment was needed.
12 weeks later, however, tumors were found in his remaining eye-and they were threatening the only vision he had left.
We had heard about a team of doctors in New York who had developed an intra-arterial chemotherapy procedure. Instead of delivering chemo to the whole body, they found a way to deliver the chemotherapy drugs directly to the eye.
Miracle Flights for kids provided us a way to seek this treatment for our little guy, avoiding some of the more damaging effects of systemic chemotherapy. They continue to help us get our son to NY for follow-up and ongoing treatment for his cancer.
We are so thankful for Miracle Flights and the difference they have made in saving our son's life and his vision.

Kristen70

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son has stage 3 brain cancer, reoccurring tumors. He had undergone 4 brain surgeries, 6weeks proton radiation, 6weeks of chemo, and now is undergoing 2years of a cancer trial vaccine in Pittsburgh. We live in Minnesota and have to travel there every 3 weeks for 8 months then every 6 weeks up to 2 yrs. If it wasn't for miracle flights we wouldn't have this opportunity for our son to hopefully find a cure.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is our second trip with Miracle Flights and we are exceedingly pleased with our experience again. Our contacts at Miracle Flights guided us through the process with patience and expertise. This is such a great and worthy charity. Without it, my daughter would not be able to travel to see her specialist because we could not afford it.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Miracle Flights is amazing! Because of their support and their donors, our son is able to travel every two months for medical attention to the only hospital in America that has a team with specialists in his rare life threatening condition. Thank you very much for helping us keep our son's live dignified and pain free!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Miracle Flights was so helpful, very clear about their requirements, and above all, really do work miracles in people's lives! Thanks to all their help our son was able to get his surgery.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Miracle flights has helped us twice as we have had to fly our son to Ohio for medical care. They were amazing. So easy to work with and a real blessing to our family! We would recommend them to anyone!

Client Served

Rating: 5

They are the best. They helped us get our autistic son out to california for treatment . THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our son from China in June 2015. Little did we know that his special needs would be more severe than we were expecting. After having him home for a few weeks, we realized the care he would need would be at Cincinnati Children's Hospital in Ohio which is about a six hour drive from our home. We heard about Miracle Flights through another friend that had been given the gift of travel from them so we also applied. We have had the blessing of receiving flights for two of our trips to Ohio and will be having to take our son there more this year. This organization has a made stressful time in our lives more bearable as we do not have to worry about the money it takes to get our son to his doctors. Miracle Flights has played a huge role in our son's life!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our daughter is suffering from an illness where her stomach does not function. After many treatments and visits to many specialists we now have a treatment plan. This journey has been hard and difficult. We are not out of the woods but thanks to the kindness and generosity of Mircle Flights, our daughter has been allowed to receive care from medical specialists not found anywhere near our home state.

This past trip was the second time Mircle Flights has helped our child receive care for her illness and we are so very grateful to them.

This nonprofit company gives families peace of mind during times of uncertainty.

Miracle Flights get patients that need essential care to the doctors that can treat them.

Thank you Miracle Flights!

The Logan Family

Client Served

Rating: 5

Miracle Flights is a true life saver for me. They went far beyond expectations making sure I got to the appointments that I needed to. I have used them on more than one occasion and don't know what I would do without their support.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Miracle flights hands down is a great support for families that need help getting a flight for an important trip. I was very pleased with the treatment both I and my mom received. And I would recommended any family to chose miracle flights as an option for help to have a flight that they need.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Miracle Flights has made it possible for our son to see a renowned doctor for his rare muscular-skeletal condition. Miracle Flights takes one less stress out of our lives by providing my son and myself flights from California to Philadelphia. Without Miracle Flights, we would not be able to make these trips or would have to sacrifice much more than we already do to help pay medical expenses. HUGE shout out to Miracle Flights!!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Can't thank Miracle Flights enough. My son has a rare lifelong medical condition and there are very few doctors in the US that know how to properly treat him. We live on the West Coast and his doctor is on the East Coast. My son has required multiple surgeries and therapies that we would have never been able to give to him due to the cost of airfare getting back and forth from the West Coast to East Coast. We are so grateful for the services of MiracleFlights.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Miracle Flights has been just that…a True Miracle for me. I have a serious bone marrow chronic illness called Myelofribrosis which I have been fighting for over 4 years and the disease has drained my finances and savings. I have had to fly back and forth to Southern Calfiornia for better medical care as I retired in Nicaragua about 4 years ago. The trip I am scheduled on, will help me to obstain the only approved FDA drug called Roxolitinib which will extend my life. I am meeting with a team of hemologists at for consultation and blood tests atThe San Diego VA as well as receiving the prescription drug. Without Miracle Flights to help me, I would not have transportation to receive Roxilitinib and consult with my hematologist. Miracle Flights is truly saving my life.

The staff has been very compassionate, understanding and so very helpful in working with me to secure my flight and reservation. I can not express enough appreciation, gratitude and acknowledgement to Jessica, Rebecca and the entire staff. They are all making a great contribution to people and patients who would be auffering and unable to secure great medical care for their well being and survival.
God Bless Them
Sincerely,
Michael Altschu