The nation´s medical flight provider, Miracle Flights, concluded March with 640 free flights provided to families of children battling rare and life-threatening illnesses, the company said.
Established in 1985, Miracle Flights arranges commercial airline flights at no cost to help children with complex medical needs gain access to specialized treatment far from home. Since its inception, the nonprofit has provided 115,752 total flights and flown more than 65 million miles to improve access to healthcare for those in need.
March´s flight numbers reflect an almost 13 percent increase over February´s total flight number of 567. The organization provides approximately 600 free flights each month, with the average flight costing around USD 500.
Miracle Flights accommodated families from 33 US states last month and seven foreign countries, including Germany, Croatia, Mexico, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru and the Dominican Republic. For more information, to request a flight or make a donation, visit www.miracleflights.org.
Miracle Flights is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides free medical air transportation to children and adults via commercial airlines throughout the United States. With over three decades of service to families in need, Miracle Flights has coordinated more than 115,000 flights and counting. For more information about Miracle Flights, to request flight assistance, or to make a donation, call 800-359-1711 or visit miracleflights.org.