NORD: National Organization for Rare Disorders

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A patient advocacy organization dedicated to individuals with rare diseases and the organizations that serve them.

NAC: National Ability Center

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To empower individuals of all abilities by building self-esteem, confidence and lifetime skills through sport, recreation and educational programs.

Make A Wish Foundation

Serves a unique, and vital, role in helping strengthen and empower children battling critical illnesses.


Airports and Special Needs Travel: A Complete Guide

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Five steps to get through the airport as fast and efficiently as possible.

Navigate Life Texas

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Resources for families with kids with disabilities and special healthcare needs.

Mercy Medical Airlift

Angel Flight

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Affiliated with National Patient Travel Center but can occasionally help a wider range of patients.


Helps patients get to doctors and treatments that require travel.

Casey's Circle

New Season New Vision

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Dedicated to helping families of children with special needs find ways for their kids to be kids first – patients later.

Specializes in working with people in transition to navigate the change, reach their goals and live a vibrant and flourishing life.

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National Patient Travel Center

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Provides information about all forms of charitable, long-distance medical transportation and provides referrals to all appropriate sources of help available in the national charitable medical transportation network to ensure that no financially-needy patient is denied access to distant specialized medical evaluation, diagnosis or treatment for lack of a means of long-distance medical transportation.

Ronald McDonald House

Children’s Miracle Network

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Affiliated with National Patient Travel Center but can occasionally help a wider range of patients.


Raises funds for Dell Children’s hospital and partnering hospitals in order to provide exemplary care for all children in need.

Courageous Parent Network

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A destination created by parents, for parents, to support, guide and strengthen families as they care for a seriously ill child.

Air Care Alliance

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A listing of organizations with volunteers flying to help others.  Some of the listed sites are only regional, while some are nation and even worldwide.

St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospitals

Flourish Lifestyles

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Provides paid care for children cancer patients through their facility.

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Interactive Wellness to revive the mind, body and soul.

Friendship Circle

Global Genes

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Providing every individual with special needs the support friendship and inclusion that they deserve.

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Connecting, empowering and inspiring the rare disease community.

Healthcare Hospitality Network, Inc

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Provides lodging and support services to patients, families and their loved ones who are receiving medical treatment far from home.

Creates a community where all families of children with special needs thrive.


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The Essential Guide to Traveling with a Medical Condition