Organizations Filed Purposes:
Miracle Flights is a national charity that provides free commercial airline tickets for sick children needing distant medical treatments and second opinions not available in their own communities. Continued on Schedule O.Our purpose is to improve quality access to healthcare for low income, ill children. We are the only non-disease specific charity in the country to provide free commercial airlines tickets to these children and their families. Miracle Flights fills the gap in our nation's healthcare system where private insurance or public assistance just does not exist to cover medical transportation costs. To assist even more children, we work diligently to promote awareness throughout the country of our services. We work with hospitals, doctors, social workers and various health organizations to spread the word about Miracle Flights. We also undertake an aggressive marketing and public relations program utilizing free, earned and paid media.
Miracle Flights is a national charity that provides free commercial airline tickets for sick children needing distant medical treatments and second opinions not available in their own communities. Our purpose is to improve quality access to healthcare for low income, ill children. When parents receive a diagnosis of an illness or disease for their young child, it is obviously a very traumatic event for the child and the family. And, if they are told that there is help but it is hundreds or even thousands of miles away, a sense of hopelessness can set it in if the family cannot afford the transportation costs. This is where Miracle Flights steps in. We are the only non-disease specific charity in the country to provide free commercial airlines tickets to these children and their families. Miracle Flights fills the gap in our nation's healthcare system where private insurance or public assistance just does not exist to cover medical transportation costs. To assist even
There are over 20,000 known rare diseases. In many cases, local community doctors may have limited knowledge about these diseases, so many of these children are required to travel to see specialists. This is where Miracle Flights comes in. With the average price of a roundtrip commercial airline ticket costing upwards of $550, this cost can quickly cause families severe financial hardship, or worse yet, force them to pass on receiving much needed specialized medical care for the children. Miracle Flights will fly a child and up to 2 parents/guardians to for a second opinion, treatment or ongoing follow-up care. Program eligibility includes income verification, physician referral from the patient's local doctor, and appointment confirmation from the treatment site. Continued on Schedule O.Miracle Flights has provided over 115,000 free flights for sick children and their parents, flying them as far as they need to go, as many times as required by their doctors. Since our inception, we have flown over 65,000,000 miles! Miracle Flights has recently expanded its reach by flying children from countries outside of the united states to American specialists. The Miracle Flights program is child focused, aimed at disadvantaged, sick children who need specialized medical care. Miracle Flights provides direct services to sick children through the purchase of commercial airline tickets, by coordinating the airline scheduling and handling the commercial flight medical clearance requirements. With increasing ticket costs, the costs of commercial airline tickets have become cost prohibitive for low income families. Unfortunately, in the United States today, there is no private insurance available or public assistance offered to families who need distant medical care. By ensuring that very ill children have the financial help to access the best and brightest doctors who specialize in their disease, Miracle Flights adds precious time to their young lives and brightens their futures. Miracle Flights closed its 2017-18 program year providing over 115,000 nationwide airline flights since its inception, with 8,300 of them during the current fiscal year, facilitating urgent access to health care for America's most fragile children. We like to say that "We Have A Cure For Distance."
Executives Listed on Filing
Total Salary includes financial earnings, benefits, and all related organization earnings listed on tax filing
|Name||Title||Hours Per Week||Total Salary|
|Ann Mcgee||Board Member (Former Exec)||15||$0|
|Jessica Connell||Board Member||5||$0|
|Christopher Khorsandi||Chariman of the Board||5||$0|
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