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Nov 18, 2020, 08:38 ET "Because of Miracle Flights, He Still Has His Eyes": 2-Year-Old Battling Rare Cancer Boards 15th Miracle Flight to Cure

Through a miraculous series of events—and with help from a one-of-a-kind charity—2-year-old Kentucky resident Jude Stephens is winning his fight...


Nov 10, 2020, 08:38 ET Miracle Flights Announces 2020 Holiday Card Contest for Kids: $400 in Prizes Awarded to Top Entries

What does a holiday miracle mean to you? That's the question national charity Miracle Flights is asking young artists to answer with its 2020 Holiday ...


Oct 20, 2020, 08:38 ET Miracle Flights Helps Siblings with Dwarfism Reach Life-Changing Medical Care Far from Home

October is Dwarfism Awareness Month, and Robin Worley from Chattanooga, Tennessee, is sharing the story of her family's experience with this complex...


Sep 17, 2020, 08:47 ET Toddler with Double-Lung Transplant Flies to Life-Saving Treatment for Free with Miracle Flights

Watching two-year-old Justin Oliver laugh, run, play and even count to 10, you'd never believe that this time last year, the joyful toddler was...


Sep 01, 2020, 08:31 ET As Awareness Month Begins, National Charity Flies Boy with Epilepsy 5,000 Miles to Bring Home His Life-Saving Service Dog

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 1, 2020 — Not even a pandemic can keep a boy from his dog. As National Service Dog Month begins today, a little boy from Alaska is...


Aug 18, 2020, 08:38 ET On National Aviation Day (August 19), Las Vegas Girl Battling Terminal Illness Will Board Her Miracle Flight to Treatment

Tomorrow, as Americans celebrate the miracle of flight on National Aviation Day, 11-year-old Madalyn Forrister will mark the occasion in her own way, ...


Jul 31, 2020, 08:38 ET Oksana Baiul Joins Celebrity Line-Up for Online Charity Poker Tournament Benefiting Miracle Flights

Global Entertainment Headliner and 1994 Olympic Gold Champion Oksana Baiul is going "all in" for a great cause as Miracle Flights, the nation's...


Jul 09, 2020, 08:51 ET Memphis "Cancer Fighter" Grandmother Embarks on Her 35th Miracle Flight to Treatment

Seven years ago, local doctors told Kerri Smith there was nothing more they could do to treat her rare carcinoid cancer. "I cried all day," recalls...


Jun 10, 2020, 08:29 ET Pilot Watch Brand Torgoen Partners with Miracle Flights to Help Sick Children Reach Life-Changing Medical Care

Since 1985, Miracle Flights has relied on pilots to transport critically ill children to specialized medical care far from home. Now, as the national ...


May 07, 2020, 08:38 ET Amid Coronavirus, Medical Journey Continues for 3-Year-Old Battling Life-Threatening Allergies

Eggs, garlic, peanuts and tree nuts are just a few of the 23 life-threatening food allergies that plague Asher Waff. But soon, the bright-eyed...


Mar 12, 2020, 08:06 ET 10 Years After Contracting H1N1 Virus, 13yo Miracle Flyer Is Still Searching for a Cure

In 2009, 2-year-old Rylie Brown of Kansas City, Missouri, contracted the H1N1 flu virus, which left her with permanent neurological damage. More than ...


Feb 20, 2020, 08:39 ET 4-Year-Old Miracle Flyer Is the Only One in the World with "Ultra-Rare" Diagnosis

Twenty-five million Americans currently suffer from a rare disease, but 4-year-old Clara McLean from Los Angeles is the only one in the world with...


Feb 11, 2020, 08:34 ET Winter Weather Won't Keep Montana 2-Year-Old from Life-Saving Chemo Treatments

Snow may shut down mountain roads this winter, but it won't stop a Montana toddler from reaching the medical care she needs to win her fight against...


Jan 16, 2020, 07:35 ET Flying for Her Life: Miracle Flights Helps Northern Nevada Teen Reach Life-Saving Care Far from Home

Shannon Neal of Dayton, Nevada, used to cry after she put her daughter, Sierra, to bed. "I thought, what if I wake up and she's gone? I lived every...


Dec 12, 2019, 07:41 ET Miracle Flights: On the Road to Recovery, Michigan Twins Born with Clubfoot Celebrate First Birthday

Celebrating their first birthday today, twin brothers Andrew and Isaac Brincat of Sterling Heights, Michigan, have already faced more medical...


Nov 25, 2019, 08:32 ET Holiday Gifts that Give Back: Help Fund Flights to Medical Care, and Miracle Flights Will Give You a Limited-Edition Plush Bear

This holiday season, Miracle Flights has a special thank-you gift for those who support their life-changing work. The charity, which helps children,...


Nov 21, 2019, 08:42 ET Miracle Flights: Dallas 7-Year-Old with Rare Joint Condition Beats the Odds--and Walks

Battling a rare joint condition, 7-year-old Timothy Marr has a long road ahead, but he's walking it on his own two feet—something doctors thought...


Nov 14, 2019, 08:25 ET Miracle Flights: Holiday Travel Tips for Families Flying with Special Medical Needs

With the holiday travel rush just days away, Miracle Flights is offering expert advice to help passengers with special medical needs fly easier this...


Nov 12, 2019, 08:32 ET Miracle Flights: Salt Lake City Girl with Rare Brain Cancer Boards 17th Miracle Flight to Life-Saving Care

ZoeJane Betker of Salt Lake City, Utah, was given only months to live two years ago, when doctors diagnosed her with terminal brain cancer a few days ...


Oct 30, 2019, 08:07 ET 16 Miracle Flights and Counting: Parents of Las Vegas Girl Battling Rare Form of Epilepsy Share Story for November Awareness Month

Eleven-year-old Amanda Jimenez from Las Vegas, Nevada is one of 32 people in the world diagnosed with an exceptionally rare form of epilepsy. For...


Oct 23, 2019, 08:16 ET North Carolina's Patricia Levett Continues Breast Cancer Battle as She Boards Her 27th Miracle Flight to Life-Saving Treatment This Week

Breast Cancer Awareness Month may be winding down, but Patricia Levett's battle against metastatic breast cancer continues. This week, the...


Oct 08, 2019, 07:56 ET Free Medical Flights for Vets: National Charity Miracle Flights Announces Program to Serve U.S. Veterans in Need

Miracle Flights has announced a new outreach program directed at helping U.S. veterans reach specialized medical care far from home. The national...


Sep 10, 2019, 08:38 ET Miracles--and Golf Balls--Take Flight at Swings for Wings Golf Social, Benefiting Las Vegas Medical Flight Charity

Tee up to help save lives, as Las Vegas–based Miracle Flights hosts its signature charity golf social, Swings for Wings, at Topgolf Las Vegas on...


Aug 14, 2019, 08:38 ET Blacklane Chauffeur Service Gives Sick Children VIP Treatment on the Road

Global chauffeur service Blacklane and national charity Miracle Flights are taking the stress out of airport transfers for families of sick children...


Jun 25, 2019, 08:41 ET National Charity Provides 8,618 Free Medical Flights for Sick Children

The nation's leading medical flight charity Miracle Flights today announced a record 8,618 free flights provided in its fiscal year ending April 30,...