GREEN VALLEY, Nev., Aug. 19. 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Miracle Flights for Kids, the nation's leading medical flight organization, received special thanks from flight recipients in honor of National Aviation Day.
Founded on Aug. 19, 1939 by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Aviation Day was established to commemorate the many advances in American aviation.
"Thank you Miracle Flights for helping me fly to see my doctor," said one flight recipient, Hazel Atherton. Hazel has flown from South Carolina to Boston seven times so far to treat her Critical Aortic Stenosis.
Hazel's family was among many who expressed their appreciation for the charity.
"We feel so blessed to be able to help close the gap between a desperately ill child and life-saving treatments," said founder and National President Ann McGee. "The appreciation our families show is what motivates us to continuing flying for their lives."
Other exciting news within the organization includes an acknowledgement by local government officials recognizing three decades of community service. The Clark County Board of Commissioners in Las Vegas, NV proclaimed July 2015 as the "Month of Miracles" in honor of the nation's leading medical flight organization.
Additionally, Miracle Flights for Kids was recently nominated as a 2015 Lightspeed Aviation Foundation Pilots Choice Awards Grant program finalist. Miracle Flights' supporters can help fly more children to out-of-state medical care by visiting www.lightspeedaviationfoundation.org to vote.
About Miracle Flights
Miracle Flights for Kids is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization providing free medical air transportation via commercial airlines throughout the United States. For nearly 30 years, Miracle Flights has closed the distance gap between children and needed medical care, coordinating more than 90,000 flights covering 50 million miles. For more information about Miracle Flights for Kids, to request assistance, or to make a donation, call (800) FLY-1711 (800-359-1711) or visit www.miracleflights.org.
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