Boy, 10, with rare disorder gets free flights to Chicago for treatment

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CHICAGO -- A young boy with a rare disorder is getting free flights to Chicago in order to receive the treatments he needs.

10-year-old Levi Krystosek is battling a degenerative, incurable form of dwarfism that prevents his bones from being strong enough to support his weight. He's had to undergo various medical procedures to relieve the pain that comes with his condition. Other side effects of the disorder include kidney disease, hearing difficulty and loss of vision.

Thanks to the nonprofit organization Miracle Flights, Levi has been able to travel for free, back and forth from his home in Mississippi to his doctors in Chicago, 14 times. Miracle Flights has been operating for 30 years, and last month Levi was the special passenger for the nonprofit's 100,000th flight. He's back in Chicago this week, and doctors say he's doing very well.

Miracle Flights provides free medical air transportation via commercial airlines throughout the U.S. for both kids and adults in need of critical care.

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