2018 Matching Gift Challenge
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2018 Matching Gift Challenge
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We Are All Fighters

"I want to thank each and every single one of you. Without Miracle Flights and all of ya’ll, for a fact I would not be standing here. I know for a fact, I’ve been fighting through this since I was one day old, and now I’m twelve years old and they said I wouldn’t make it.

"One thing my grandfather said is, 'Live life to the fullest. Don’t let what you have,' like Jansen’s Metaphyseal Chondrodysplasia, 'don’t let that stop you. Go and do what you want to do.'

"Yes I have a bad back. Yes I have bad legs, but I’m still standing here. That’s all that matters." - "Little" Levi

 

We are proud to continue our support of Miracle Flights and further assist families across the country to help ease their financial burden of travel to obtain the life-changing care they need."

- Ike Lawrence Epstein
UFC Chief Operating Officer

 

ABOUT The 2018 Matching Gift Challenge

UFC®, the world’s premier Mixed Martial Arts organization, is continuing its support for Miracle Flights, the nation’s leading medical flight charity, through 2019.

Earlier this year, UFC donated funds that will continue to assist Miracle Flights’ mission to provide free commercial flights for children in need of specialized medical care far from home. The gift marked an extension of UFC’s national charitable partnership with Miracle Flights and is part of a larger gift package totaling $40,000.

“We are proud to continue our support of Miracle Flights and further assist families across the country to help ease their financial burden of travel to obtain the life-changing care they need,” UFC Chief Operating Officer Ike Lawrence Epstein said.

Established in 1985, Miracle Flights provides approximately 600 free flights each month to children with rare and life-threatening medical conditions. To date, the charity has provided more than 120,000 flights.

“Every flight we provide is only possible because of the support we receive from generous donors and partners such as UFC,” said Miracle Flights CEO Mark E. Brown. “UFC’s investment in Miracle Flights represents a tremendous gift of hope to so many families who thought they had none. We are beyond grateful to have UFC support Miracle Flights and give our kids a fighting chance to live a healthier life. We are challenging all additional donors and partners to match this donation through Monday, December 31, as part of our matching challenge initiative."

Please, join the fight and give generously today. Miracle Flights' children and families desperately need to reach life-changing medical care that's far from home. You can be the difference in their young lives. You can give them A Cure For Distance. You can make miracles happen.

 

***The mission of Miracle Flights is to improve access to health care by providing free medical air transportation to critically ill children and adults via commercial airlines; to promote awareness of our services through targeted outreach programs; to enlist the help of community-minded people through strategic calls to action. Established in 1985, Miracle Flights provides approximately 600 flights each month to children with rare and life-threatening medical conditions. To date, we have provided more than 120,000 flights and counting. Tax ID# 88-0209952. Your gift may be tax deductible, please check with your tax professional.

Supporters
Name Date Amount Comments
Robert R. Conard 01/08/2019 $10.00  
Lawrence E. Dubay 01/08/2019 $10.00  
Charles S. Holmberg 01/08/2019 $15.00  
Edward Litwin 01/08/2019 $20.00  
Mary J. Mckenzie 01/08/2019 $20.00  
Roseanna M. Gallagher 01/08/2019 $50.00  
Rita Rattin 01/08/2019 $50.00  
Wanda Wray Putnam 01/08/2019 $50.00  
Mark & Lynda Little 01/08/2019 $75.00  
Terrence F Paton 01/08/2019 $100.00  
Maria Silva 01/08/2019 $10.00  
Renee Roy 12/31/2018 $30.00  
Donald Mannon 12/31/2018 $200.00  
Anonymous Friend 12/31/2018 $50.00  
Neil Allen 12/31/2018 $1,200.00  
Eileen Phoenix 12/31/2018 $25.00  
ROCHELLE CLAYPOOLE 12/31/2018 $100.00  
Jaclyn Miller 12/31/2018 $50.00  
Martin Polevoy 12/31/2018 $30.00  
Wallace Shapiro 12/31/2018 $30.00  
Richard & Lillian Clark 12/31/2018 $50.00  
Dorothy Nelson 12/31/2018 $50.00  
Charlotte Preece 12/31/2018 $100.00  
Norris “TJ” Marrin 12/30/2018 $100.00 We have benefitted from the generous donations and would like to give back so others can still blessed by the works of miracle flights
Kathrine Peralla 12/30/2018 $10.00  
Richard Golden 12/30/2018 $15.00  
Michael R. Krupinski 12/30/2018 $20.00  
Angela Mayer 12/30/2018 $20.00  
Elizabeth C. Rosamilia 12/30/2018 $20.00  
Tradelina Rojas 12/30/2018 $20.00  
Gregory Wetherbee 12/30/2018 $25.00  
Debra Denny 12/30/2018 $25.00  
William T. Olsen 12/30/2018 $25.00  
Jean Dellino 12/30/2018 $25.00  
Warren and Katherine Fidler 12/30/2018 $25.00  
Barbara Turnbull 12/30/2018 $50.00  
David and Judith Bernstein 12/30/2018 $75.00  
Marcia A. Yost 12/30/2018 $100.00  
John P. McNicholas 12/30/2018 $100.00  
Todd A. Sell 12/30/2018 $100.00  
Clyde L. Kreeger 12/30/2018 $500.00  
Jeffrey Ireland 12/30/2018 $800.00  
Lloyd Smith 12/29/2018 $50.00  
Janis Todd 12/29/2018 $25.00  
Anna Schmid 12/28/2018 $25.00 You got this Zeke!!!! Stay strong.
DESIREE FERGUSON 12/27/2018 $50.00  
Anonymous Friend 12/27/2018 $50.00  
Brad Holland 12/24/2018 $100.00 Keep up the good work.
Hazel M. Melton 12/20/2018 $10.00  
Mary Frances Mack 12/20/2018 $10.00  
Sheyda Eversley 12/20/2018 $10.00  
Fred Lunardi Revocable Trust 12/20/2018 $10.00  
Kassy Feduccia 12/20/2018 $30.00  
Arnold G. Bustamante 12/20/2018 $40.00  
Susan Holt 12/20/2018 $50.00  
Nancy Anstice 12/20/2018 $50.00  
Ann Currie 12/20/2018 $100.00  
Anaundda Elijah 12/17/2018 $5.00  
Gary L. Hatterman 12/17/2018 $20.00  
Robert Hempel 12/17/2018 $30.00  
Mary J. Mckenzie 12/17/2018 $30.00  
Eunhee Lee 12/17/2018 $50.00  
M. A. Ruetze 12/17/2018 $50.00  
Anne Schwenk 12/17/2018 $100.00  
Monica De La Torre 12/16/2018 $50.00 In honor of all those amazing kids and Christian who continue to thrive and grow into beautiful people:)
Mamede Almeida 12/12/2018 $200.00  
Geraldine M. Bowden 12/12/2018 $50.00  
Margaret Enders 12/12/2018 $100.00  
Sue Anzelmo 12/12/2018 $25.00 Thank you for all that you do to help children. Happy Holidays.
Deborah L Sherman 12/11/2018 $50.00  
Anonymous Friend 12/09/2018 $50.00 This gift is being made on behalf of Joshua Taylor
Michael R. Krupinski 12/06/2018 $20.00  
Robert R. Maxey 12/06/2018 $50.00  
Gordon N. Glain 12/06/2018 $50.00  
David A. Russo 12/06/2018 $58.00  
Steve Peterson 12/05/2018 $250.00 Donation from Steve Peterson and William Scott families
Anonymous Friend 11/27/2018 $40.00  
Jeryl Parker 11/27/2018 $50.00 Keep Fighting!
Susan Kaplan 11/27/2018 $50.00  
Kathryn Devanny 11/27/2018 $100.00 Patient Worthy Salutes you !
Kathy Roller 11/27/2018 $5.00  
Ilda Marquez-Moreno 11/27/2018 $100.00  
Colleen Krogstad 11/27/2018 $100.00  
Jackie Luna 11/27/2018 $25.00  
Christopher & Abena Saulka 11/27/2018 $50.00  
Brian MacPherson 11/27/2018 $15.00  
Heather Bankoski 11/27/2018 $100.00  
Anonymous Friend 11/27/2018 $250.00 Please don't publicize donation. All the best
  Total $7,113.00  
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