LAS VEGAS — Miracle Flights, a national non-profit based out of Las Vegas, Nevada, is pleased to celebrate their 150,000th flight on Saturday, June 25 by showing off all things “150K.” In cooperation with their board of directors and corporate partners, Marshall Retail Group and Southwest Airlines, the celebration will be held at Harry Reid International Airport located at 5757 Wayne Newton Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89111 from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.
Levi Krystosek, the recipient of Miracle Flights’ 100,000th flight will also be on site to welcome 150,000th flight recipient, Watson Beas, on his return from the Paley Orthopedic and Spine Institute at St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Florida, where he has received specialized medical treatment for clubfoot.
“We are proud to celebrate our 150,000 flight and to welcome home Watson Beas and his family,” said Mark Brown, CEO at Miracle Flights. “This truly is a significant milestone for Miracle Flights since our first flight in 1985 and we couldn’t be happier to have Watson be the recipient of this flight. We look forward to welcoming him home and celebrating the removal of his leg casts. On behalf of everyone at Miracle Flights, we want to thank our generous partners, donors, and the Las Vegas community who made the last 149,999 flights possible and who continue to allow us to impact the lives of patients such as Watson.”
Watson Beas is a three-year-old boy diagnosed with clubfoot, a foot deformity often caused by a shortened Achilles tendon that results in the foot turning in and under. Because Watson’s condition requires specialized medical treatment, his family has put their lives on hold and struggled financially to be able to afford the treatment he needs. Thanks to Miracle Flights, this will be Watson and his family’s fifteenth free trip to West Palm Beach, Florida and they will continue to fly for free for any future medical care appointments.
For more information about Miracle Flights including how to request a flight or donate, visit Miracle Flights. The Cure For Distance (miracleflights.org).