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LAS VEGAS — Miracle Flights, a national nonprofit based in Las Vegas, Nevada, is excited to celebrate its 150,000th flight on Saturday, June 25 by showing off all things “150K.” In cooperation with their board of directors and business partners, Marshall Retail Group and Southwest Airlines, the celebration will take place at Harry Reid International Airport located at 5757 Wayne Newton Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89111 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Levi Krystosekthe recipient of Miracle Flights’ 100,000th flight will also be on hand to greet the flight’s 150,000th recipient, Watson Beas, upon his return from the Paley Orthopedic and Spine Institute at St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Florida, where he received specialist medical treatment for clubfoot.
“We are proud to celebrate our 150,000 flight and welcome Watson Beas and his family home,” said Mark Brown, CEO of Miracle Flights. “This is truly a milestone for Miracle Flights since our first flight in 1985 and we couldn’t be happier to have Watson as the recipient of this flight. We can’t wait to welcome him home and celebrate the removal of his leg casts. On behalf of everyone at Miracle Flights, we would like 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 like Watson.
Watson Beas is a three-year-old boy diagnosed with clubfoot, a foot deformity often caused by a shortening of the Achilles tendon that causes the foot to rotate inwards and downwards. Because Watson’s condition requires specialist medical treatment, his family has put their lives on hold and struggled financially to afford the treatment he needs. Thanks to Miracle Flights, this will be the fifteenth free trip for Watson and his family to West Palm Beach, Florida, and they will continue to fly free for any future medical appointments.
For more information on Miracle Flights, including how to request a flight or donate, visit Miracle flights. The cure for distance (miracleflights.org).