Many of the folks they have helped refer to Miracle Flights for Kids volunteers as “Miracle Makers” because they are able to work in a compassionate way. They know this is the best way to keep things going. The only way they can continue to operate is by engendering trust in everyone concerned, including patients and their families, the communities they serve and, of course, with those who donate to make these flights possible. They do their work extremely well, primarily because they deny almost no one.
Miracle Flights for Kids will pay for an airline ticket for will any patient who qualifies, which is almost everyone who applies, as well two parents or guardians, to wherever they need to receive treatment, follow-up care or to get a second opinion. Health is extremely important to everyone, but the people who run this charity were motivated by the knowledge that some children were not getting the medical treatment they needed because the treatment available was too far away and their family couldn’t afford to fly them. To be eligible for the program only requires a local doctor’s referral, a confirmation of the appointment and income verification. Miracle Flight for Kids has won many awards for a reason. It really is a miracle to the families they help. It’s no wonder that they have won so many awards.
Over the course of their 30-year existence, Miracle Flights for Kids has provided the financial assistance needed to make sure seriously ill children have the medical flights they to get them the life-altering, or even life-saving, medical care they need. Best of all, the families also receive hope that they’re beloved child may love a longer, healthier life. Miracle Flights for Kids will happily fly any patient who qualifies, plus up to two parents or guardians to wherever the medical assistance the child needs is located, whether it is for a necessary follow-up or to obtain a second opinion. In order to be eligible for the program, a family needs little more than a local doctor’s referral, a confirmation of the appointment and income verification.
Because they offer such life-saving help, the people who received the help from Miracle Flights for Kids refer to the volunteers who help them as Miracle Makers. They call them that because that is how they are seen. After all, the outfit exists for a single purpose; they want to make sure that kids who need specialized medical care and other life-supporting options are not stopped from reaching the destination of a longer life because their family can’t afford a plane ticket.
The Miracle Makers at Miracle Flights for Kids tend to work their miracles in a compassionate way because they know that the only way they can continue to operate is by engendering trust in all concerned, including patients and their families, as well as the communities they serve and with the people who donate to make these flights possible. That is why the organization’s overall goal is to fulfill every flight request within a short time. In 30 years of operation, they have provided families with 55 million miles of flights and 100,000 flights total.
Since its founding in 1985, Miracle Flights for Kids has performed 97,000 flights across 53 million miles. When one hears numbers like 97,000 free flights that covered more than 53 million miles provided for low income families that needed travel for medical assistance for their children, it seems almost overwhelming. But for over thirty years, as often as needed, Miracle Flights for Kids has been providing free commercial air travel to children and their parents in need of out-of-state medical care. These numbers are just the beginning as well. Miracle Flights for Kids is often looking for volunteers and donors to both continue as well as expand their work.
Some causes just have too many reasons not to get involved and a child that needs to travel out of state for medical treatment or assistance, but because of being in a low income family cannot afford to travel should never be the case. For some of these kids, not traveling is not an option because they need specialized care. Miracle Flights for Kids provides travel for a multitude of beneficial medical programs and treatment opportunities to low income families with ill children. Their programs include free medical travel via commercial airlines so that children and families in need can get expert care, second opinions, access to participate in service dog training, availability to attend medical camps and conferences and live longer, healthier lives without detriment to their budget.
There are many reasons that can arise that require a child the need to travel out of state for medical treatment or assistance, but in many of these cases, especially for low income families, travel is not an option because of the severe expenses that arise with such excursions. Miracle Flights for Kids provides travel for a plethora of beneficial medical program and treatment opportunities to low income families with ill children. Miracle Flights for Kids programs includes free medical travel via commercial airlines so that children and families in need can get expert care, second opinions, access to participate in service dog training, availability to attend medical camps and conferences. They are working hard so that kids in need have access through their services.
With more than 30 years of history and more than 99,000 flights to date, Miracle Flights has gained a significant reputation as an outreach program for those requiring air travel to medical care. It’s been touted as the nation’s leading nonprofit and welfare flight organization as well, receiving accolades for its ability to extend life-saving transportation at the perfect moments. However, it’s also been noted for its lack of transparency as a nonprofit agency.
As CEO Mark E. Brown took the helm of Miracle Flights in November 2015 — a leader with a background in marketing, public relations, advertising, government and lobbying — he promised to change that small piece of reputation for the worthwhile organization. He promised transparency from Miracle Flights moving forward.
Noting a strong desire to continue the organization’s pivotal work in bringing life-altering air travel to individuals who need it most, Brown said transparency regarding the nonprofit’s work was key to increasing awareness, donations and volunteerism within the agency. Transparency, after all, is a vital component is displaying a responsible, morale, positive, productive organization. WIth these ideas in mind, Brown has promised efforts to remain open and honest about Miracle Flights and its practices.
It is a common occurrence for low-income families to have sick or medically endangered children who need specialized care. It is also common for the high quality care they need to be situated out of state. For example, a child with a rare form of cancer living in North Dakota, South Carolina, Nebraska, or Kansas is likely very far from the specialized oncology care they need. Whether it is visits to a specialist, seeking out specialized treatments, or whatever else, often the families or parents cannot pay for frequent transportation out of state. This is where Miracle Flights for Kids comes in handy for those children.
Miracle Flights for Kids is the leading medical flight organization in the United States. This is because during their thirty year history, Miracle Flights for Kids has coordinated more than 96,000 flights traveling more than fifty million miles of medical air travel. This is no small task and it has only been accomplished through the considerable efforts of a massive network of thousands of volunteers and supporters.
In July of 2015, Clark County in Nevada recognized that month as the “Month of Miracles” in honor of Miracle Flights for Kids. The non-profit is based out of Las Vegas, Nevada, which is in Clark County. Larry Brown, Clark County Commissioner, spoke passionately about honoring the work Miracle Flights for Kids has done.