Mayci needs a miracle; funds needed for treatment
There’s hope for Mayci Hogg, but it won’t come without some expense.
The child’s two-month treatment that begins Monday at the Wisconsin Integrative Hyperbaric Center will cost $5,000 per month for Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment and $9,000 per month for special physical therapy called Suit Therapy.
Mayci’s mother, Kristi (Roberson) Hogg, said the treatment is not covered by insurance since there hasn’t yet been enough study to back it up.
“It’s so new, there’s not enough study for insurance companies to approve it yet,” she said.
Plus, in order to maintain Mayci’s treatments after the initial two months, the Hoggs have already been told to expect to purchase a home chamber for her. The home chambers start at a cost of $21,000.
The Hogg family’s friends and family aren’t willing to let them go it alone, though.
An account has been established at Commercial Bank & Trust Co. for anyone who wishes to make a donation to help Mayci Hogg and her family with medical expenses. Donations may be mailed to the Mayci Shea Hogg Fund, c/o Commercial Bank & Trust Co., P.O. Box 370, Union City, TN 38281.
In addition, contributions may be made with either debit or credit card through PayPal at Mayci’s new Web site: www.westtennesseecares.com. The Web site design has been donated by xpressgrafx.com and themobilepcguys.com, according to Mrs. Hogg.
Donation jars have been placed at many locations in Obion,
Lake, Dyer and Weakley counties and many fundraisers are being planned in the days ahead.
Mrs. Hogg said the fundraisers will kick off tonight with a dance party for Obion County’s sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders at Rockin’ Robin’s on West Reelfoot Ave. in Union City. The cost will be $5 per child.
A bike-a-thon and a huge bake sale are scheduled for June 14 from 7 a.m.-noon at Troy First Baptist Church’s parking lot. Pledge envelopes for riders are available at Raceway in Union City, First Citizens National Bank in Troy, Walton’s Grocery in Samburg and Bestway in Hornbeak.
The bake sale will offer sausage and biscuits in the morning and a wide variety of cakes, pies and cookies just in time for Father’s Day.
For more information about the bike-a-thon event, call Tracey Malone at 536-0278.
A fundraiser being dubbed “Mayci’s Miracle Day” is set for June 21 starting at 11 a.m. at the National Guard armory on State Route 21 East in Tiptonville. It will include the sale of barbecue plates, a bake sale and a silent auction.
For more information about the Tiptonville event, contact Alicia Tippit at (731) 676-8539.
Flyers to promote the fundraising events are available for download at Mayci’s Web site. In addition, a radio spot that has been distributed locally was recorded for free by one of Mayci’s aunts who works in radio sales in Alabama.
Mayci’s older sister, 9-year-old Marli Hogg, even said she plans to open a lemonade stand to help with her sister’s medical expenses. “I’m going to help out, too. I’ve already planned a lemonade stand,” she said.
Mrs. Hogg said the family truly appreciates Mayci’s being placed on so many prayer lists and they want the community to continue to pray for her.
“We want to thank everyone for what they’ve done,” she said. “It’s been an overwhelming response from family and friends, just very humbling.”
Published in The Messenger 6.5.08