Packages of Hope

The moment your child or close loved one is diagnosed with cancer, your life changes. You suddenly find yourself navigating a world of new terms, treatments, and decisions.

At Walking Miracles, we don’t believe you should have to navigate this world alone. That’s why we provide guidance and support along each step of your journey.

The Walking Miracles Family Foundation provides assistance ( assists? )with the costs associated with travel for cancer treatment helps with patient navigation through resources and referral networks, as well as counseling services and survivorship.

Your passport for the road to healing.

Since our founding in 2012, Walking Miracles has provided over 300 families with more than $250,000 in assistance and reached families in 48 of 55 West Virginia counties.

The costs associated with travel to and from cancer treatment can be a major barrier to receiving the best care possible. The burden of travel in West Virginia and Pennsylvania is even more difficult because many rural areas have no public transportation—not even a bus system. In fact, the average family drives two to three hours each way to receive treatment. When you consider that one cycle of chemotherapy is typically given once a week or for several days, then rest for several days or weeks, the journey can seem like an uphill battle. At Walking Miracles, we believe that travel expenses should not be the deciding factor in where a family goes for treatment.

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They count on you. You can count on us.

Port Shirts

Going through chemo and radiation is exhausting. Having had 8 years I understand those feelings.

Not only are we tired physically, but emotionally too. I was always anxious about getting sick and had pockets full of Wintergreen life savers.

There is nothing worse the ruining your clothes during chemo and not having an extra outfit to wear. That's why we created the Walking Miracles Family Foundation port shirt.

Our short was created for this is mind. The shirt is dry fit material and special zippers were hand sewn in them to make it easier for for to access your port without the embarrassment of disrobing. 

Travel Card

Walking Miracles Family Foundation, provides each family and survivor up to $500 in travel assistance. This card can be used for gas, lodging and food expenses associated with travel to and from cancer treatment in or out of West Virginia.

Families and survivors can apply with our nurse navigator twice a year for a $250 travel assistance card until they reach the total of $500 to talk with her and to fill out the application here. They can apply every year while in treatment and also during survivorship for follow up appointments.

Tablet Program

Our LNX tablet program assists family and survivors to keep connected to valuable resources/services such as:

  • Referral Networks
  • Telehealth
  • Patient Monitoring
  • Oncology Team
  • Financial
  • Counseling
  • Cognitive Testing
  • Psychological Services
  • Travel
  • Pharmacy Locations
  • Out of Network Providers

Tablets provided by the Bernard McDonough Foundation

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Sometimes getting there isn’t half the fun, it’s half the battle.

The average family in West Virginia drives two to three hours each way to receive treatment.

Since our founding in 2012, Walking Miracles has provided over 350 families with more than $300,000 in assistance and reached families in 48 of 55 West Virginia counties.

The Walking Miracles Family Foundation assists with the costs associated with travel for cancer treatment, our patient navigator can help you find resources, and connect you to our referral networks for services such as counseling services, survivorship clinics, and other referral sites. We serve families impacted by childhood ( ages birth to 14) adolescents ( ages 15 to 20) and young adults with cancer ( ages 21 to 39).

“Walking Miracles has helped my family in so many ways with travel costs. I don’t know what we would have done without them.” Rob H.

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Do You Need Help with Travel Assistance?

Has your child been diagnosed with childhood cancer? Walking Miracles can help you with travel expenses. To apply for assistance:

Travel Grants Provided by

Holiday Inn Express Versailles – KY 

Comfort Inn and Suites Cincinnati Children’s – OH

Comfort inn and Suites – OH 

Staybridge Suites Cleveland Mayfield Heights – OH 

Quality Inn Columbus-East, 2055 Brice Rd, Reynoldsburg, OH 43068 

Holiday Inn Express & Suites – Zanesville, OH 

Holiday Inn Express & Suites – Cambridge, OH  

Comfort Inn & Suites Near Yankee Stadium – Bronx, NY

Sleep Inn Kernersville, NC 

Quality Inn & Suites Medical Park Durham, NC

Holiday Inn Express Pittsburgh East, PA

La Quinta Inn & Suites Philadelphia Airport, PA

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Washington, PA  

Candlewood Suites Washington, PA 

Best Western Plus Indianapolis NW, IN

  Radisson Baltimore Inner Harbor, MD 

Quality Inn West End – Richmond, VA

Candlewood Suites – Morgantown, W.Va.

Hampton Inn – Huntington, W.Va. 

Holiday Inn Express & Suites – Wheeling, W.Va. 

Holiday Inn Express & Suites – WVU Children’s 

Spring Hill Suites by Marriott – WVU Children’s 

Marriott at Waterfront Place – Morgantown W.Va. 

Candlewood Suites – Morgantown, W.Va.  

Holiday Inn Express & Suites – Fairmont, W.Va. 

Holiday Inn Express & Suites – Bridgeport, W.Va.  

Holiday Inn Express & Suites – Parkersburg, W.Va.

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