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Most recently updated on March 7, 2014
Occasionally children must travel great distances to receive appropriate, specialized medical care. Many airlines have courtesy fares for a child and accompanying parent. Social workers may assist you and provide this information, but it may be helpful to contact each individual airline yourself. Remember to be persistent! It may be the supervisor of the supervisor who finally provides you with the details for a free flight.
These resources will get you started:
It can be difficult to pay for accomodations while a child is receiving ongoing treatment away from their home. The following can help house your family for either free or very low cost. Also check with the hospital where your child is receiving treatment as they will sometimes offer lower cost accomodations through partnerships with local hotels.
Please note that some of these organizations are based on regional location.
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