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Miracle Flights For Kids

6396 McLeod Dr
Las Vegas NV 89120 United States
(702) 261-0494

https://www.miracleflights.org

Free Medical Flights for Washington State Children

January 29, 2016
Low-income families in Washington state who have children with serious, life-threatening illnesses or medical conditions have access to doctors and specialists across the country thanks to Miracle Flights for Kids. Often, when a child gets sick, people only think about the cost of actual treatments—but the added cost of missing work, transportation, and other issues can add up and be an even burden because insurance does not pay for these. This is even more of a concern for children who need to see specialists or receive care outside of their own state. Flights can get expensive quickly, but Miracle Flights for Kids has worked to cease this from being a problem for people in Washington State.

Ann McGee, the founder of Miracle Flights for Kids as well as the President, has said that “distance should never be a factor when a child's health is in question.” Miracle Flights for Kids has in the past had opportunities to help children from Washington. One such child was five-year old Michael Cruz, who was flown from Yakima, Washington to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City in order to monitor his Bilateral Retinoblastoma (Cancer of both eyes). He and his mother frequently made this 2,900 miles journey, free of charge thanks to Miracle Flights for Kids.