Health Care Provider

Information for Health Care Providers

At Give A Mile, we believe being with a loved one at the end of life is profoundly impactful, and our mission is to give families the gift of a final goodbye through our flights of compassion.  

How the Flight Process Works

Whoever will be traveling simply needs to request a flight through our online flight request form.

In the form, the person who is traveling, whether it is a patient or their loved one, will share with us how their flight request aligns with the Give A Mile mission to give families who cannot afford travel expenses the gift of a final goodbye.
Please note flights must originate in Canada or the US, or be incoming to Canada or US.

How You Can Support Give A Mile as a Health Care Provider

As a palliative or hospice provider, you can simply email or fax a brief note confirming the patient is in your care and meets the criteria of critical, palliative or end of life. No specifics are required, but please do include your contact information and credentials so we can get in touch with you if we have any questions. 

How long does it take for the flight to be approved?

Once the information is received, it is forwarded to a flight review team for approval, which is usually completed within 24 hours of receiving the documents. Urgent requests can be processed within several  hours — four hours if an emergency flight is needed. 

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Time with loved ones is truly priceless.

Margaret’s Flight Story

Flying from Prince Edward Island to British Columbia

Margaret’s world revolved around her four sons; upon receiving a harrowing cancer diagnosis, her only request was to have her entire family in one place. Folks rallied from coast to coast to grant her final wish.  

Amanda’s Flight Story

Flying from Oregon to Ontario

While some families say farewell to a life full of memories, others spend their final days making up for lost time. After over 30 years apart, Diane’s dying wish was to see her daughter, Amanda, for one last hello. 

Shannon’s Flight Story

Flying to Halifax, Nova Scotia

When Shannon’s second devastating battle with cancer put her in the hospital, a dear friend of nearly 30 years was committed to being by her side. Flight Hero, Stacey Lazarenko, made it happen.