Miracle Flights, the nation´s medical flight charity, provided 737 commercial flights at no cost to families in crisis last month, the company said.
Since 1985, the Las Vegas–based nonprofit has flown children and adults with rare and life-threatening conditions for free to receive specialized medical care and valuable second opinions far from home.
October´s flight count included 68 domestic flights from North Carolina, 66 from Texas, 58 from Tennessee, 34 from California and 32 each from Arizona and Florida, as well as a handful of international flights from the Bahamas, Chile, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Germany, Ecuador and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
October also saw Miracle Flights expand its mission to assist the families of those wounded or killed in the Route 91 shooting on October 1 in the organization´s home city of Las Vegas. In the days immediately following the tragedy, Miracle Flights flew family members into Las Vegas to be with their loved ones and has since offered to fly those injured in the attack at no cost to receive ongoing medical treatment.
Now in its 32nd year, Miracle Flights has provided more than 112,000 flights to help alleviate the financial burden of travel for those who require treatment from doctors and specialists out of state.
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 112,000 flights and counting. For more information about Miracle Flights, visit miracleflights.org.