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Miracles for Kids is a non-profit organization based in Orange County, California. Our mission is to improve the lives of children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.
Miracles for Kids is one of the only organizations on the West Coast providing monthly financial assistance and subsidized housing to families who are fighting for their child’s life. A recent Harvard study concluded that the number one reason people go bankrupt is medical bills, even though 72% of families filing for bankruptcy had major medical insurance.
Miracles for Kids helps critically ill children and their families stay strong and together, by keeping the lights on and a roof over their heads. Based in Southern California, the organization was founded in 2002 and continues to expand its reach by serving children receiving treatment at four leading hospitals: CHOC Children’s in Orange, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA and Benioff Children’s Hospital, Oakland. In addition to paying bills and housing families at Miracle Manor - which is located less than a mile from CHOC - the organization provides crisis counseling, medical care and a variety of other supports to ensure that families have their basic needs met during the most emotionally excruciating time in their lives. To learn more about how Miracles for Kids has joined forces with parents and loved ones to fight for the lives of children, visit: miraclesforkids.org