Travel Assistance

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 with the costs associated with travel for cancer treatment, help with patient navigation through resources and referral networks, as well as counseling services and survivorship.

Your passport for the road to healing.

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 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 every day for five days in a row, 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. 


They count on you. You can count on us.

Walking Miracles provides each family in our travel program with a $500 travel card. 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.

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 250 families with more than $250,000 in assistance and reached families in 33 of 55 West Virginia counties.

“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.


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:

1. Talk to your doctor or your doctor’s social worker and mention your interest in assistance from the Walking Miracles Family Foundation.

2. Once your doctor’s social worker reaches out to us, we’ll provide an application for you to complete. 

3. Send your application to us and we’ll follow up with you.

Travel Grants Provided by

Marathon Oil
Jacaruso Enterprises
Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation
Our Hospitality Partners

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.