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Blacklane Gives Sick Children VIP Treatment On The Road

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Posted on August 21, 2019
Blacklane chauffeurs making a difference (Photo: Blacklane)

Blacklane chauffeurs making a difference (Photo: Blacklane)

LAS VEGAS — Blacklane and national charity Miracle Flights are taking the stress out of airport transfers for families of sick children flying for medical treatment.

Blacklane now offers Miracle Flights families free chauffeur service to and from airports in 71 cities nationwide, with roundtrip transportation via Blacklane SUVs. Friendly, professional chauffeurs track flights, meet and greet families upon arrival, carry baggage, and assist with medical equipment.

"Critical illness often requires the difficulty of long-distance travel," says Blacklane CEO and co-founder Dr. Jens Wohltorf. "During such a journey, we want to provide children and their families an oasis of calm, allowing them to reclaim their time and space while on the road. They can feel special, relax, and reduce their stress as much as possible. Eight years ago, Blacklane was built to make a difference in the world. This initiative is wonderful, touching proof of it, and the global Blacklane crew is thankful to take part."

Blacklane will provide 50 free rides each month to Miracle Flights families, with service coordinated through the nonprofit as medical flights are booked. Miracle Flights arranges flights for critically ill children and their parents or legal guardians through commercial airlines free of charge.

"For more than 30 years, Miracle Flights has eased the financial strain of travel for families in medical crisis by providing free plane tickets to treatment cities around the country," says Miracle Flights CEO Mark E. Brown. "Blacklane's generous partnership allows us to extend our support of these families after they've reached the ground and alleviate another stress of travel."

For Jamie Betker from Salt Lake City, Utah, having chauffeur service was "an absolute blessing" when her 9-year-old daughter, ZoeJane, received her 14th Miracle Flight for treatment of a rare brain tumor.

"After a four-hour flight, it was a great relief to have Blacklane take the guesswork out of our ground transportation — and ZoeJane was thrilled to be greeted by her own chauffeur," Betker says. "Blacklane brought convenience and joy to this leg of our journey."

Source: Blacklane press release

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