Miracle Flights has arranged for Levi Krystosek, a 10-year-old with a rare, incurable form of dwarfism, to fly on Southwest Airlines from New Orleans to Philadelphia to see a specialist at Nemours/Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, the company said.
Krystosek´s trip to his consulting appointment will mark the 100,000th Miracle Flight in the organization´s three-decade history. Since 1985, Miracle Flights has logged nearly 56 million miles, crisscrossing the country and the globe to shorten the distance for numerous children and adults in need of critical care.
His condition prevents his bones from strengthening enough to support his weight as he grows. His condition also has resulted in kidney disease, hearing difficulty and loss of vision in one eye due to optic nerve atrophy.
Every USD20 donation made at Flyit4ward.org carries a sick child 25 miracle miles closer to the specialized treatment he or she needs.
Miracle Flights is a nonprofit organization that provides free commercial airline tickets to seriously ill patients so they may receive treatment and visit specialists throughout the country.