|Families with children battling brain tumors encounter many obstacles. Financial issues can play a big role in the stress for these families. Fortunately, there are some wonderful organizations that can help. Whether you are looking for help finding complimentary housing while your child is being treated at a facility far from your home, assistance with flight costs to a treatment program, or just general financial assistance due to the burden of medical costs and lost income due to your child’s illness, there is hope.|
A nationwide league of humanitarian flying organizations dedicated to community service. The Air Care Alliance is an extensive central listing providing free air transportation services by volunteer pilots and charitable aviation groups.
Children’s Angel Flight (CAF) facilitates no-cost or reduced rate commercial airline tickets for needy child patients and their families.
Free air transportation to and from medical facilities for critically ill and injured children in need who are otherwise unable to travel to their destinations for financial or other reasons.
LifeLine Pilots is a volunteer core of over 500 pilots whose mission is to use their special skill of flying to help people with emergencies to reach medical centers.
Miracle Flights works with needy families, doctors, hospital personnel, and social workers to arrange for flights to medical treatment centers all over the country. When the barrier between a desperately ill child and medical treatment is distance, Miracle Flights for Kids makes the miles disappear.
A referral helpline has been in existence since 1991, and offers referrals to the most appropriate charitable organization for families in need of medical air transportation assistance.
Corporate Angel Network is the only charitable organization in the USA whose sole mission is to ease the emotional stress, physical discomfort and financial burden of travel for cancer patients by arranging free flights to treatment centers, using the empty seats on corporate aircraft flying on routine business.
Children and senior citizens affected by catastrophic illnesses may be able to receive no-cost or low-cost transportation. This organization was the first non-profit full service air ambulance in the U.S.
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