Luke's Wings was founded in 2008 when the founders discovered that when a soldier is wounded and placed in a hospital stateside the military pays for one trip for the three family members to his/her bedside. After that, no matter how long that soldier is in the hospital or rehabilitation facility there is no additional assistance for the family. These families have jobs, mortgages, other children at home, etc. No matter how much they want to be at that bedside they have to travel home to take care of their responsibilites. This puts these families in a very difficult situation and adds a great deal of strain. Luke's Wings comes alongside and partners with them for the duration of their loved ones recovery providing flights as often as needed.