Cool Websites

Donate your frequent flyer points, fly a stranger out to meet a terminally ill loved one

The Extra Mile’s mission it simple. They collect frequent flyer miles from people who don’t need them, and then give them to those who ‘desperately do, to visit terminally ill loved ones with cancer’. This brand new non-profit was founded by Matt Dimmer, whose father Peter died of pancreatic cancer. While Dimmer and his wife had the luxury of visiting Peter during his illness, many aren’t.

The first recipient of The Extra Mile was JJ Rolle who connected with his terminally ill father in Atlanta, through donated air miles and funding.

Via Fast Co. Exist

The Extra Mile
The Extra Mile

About the author

Rachel Oakley is an Aussie writer based in NYC with an obsession for the creepy, cool and quirky side of life. Some of her main passions include philosophy, art, travel, and sarcasm.