Local family seeks funds for Mayo Clinic testing
Ponca City Now - December 18, 2013 6:41 am
It all started with one phone call.
A phone call from the Mayo Clinic telling Brandon Jackson his daughter was accepted for testing.
Kaylee has the first known case of no.10 Chromos Partial Deletion.
Jackson said that she can’t talk, and she has developmental and growth delays
“It was just a suprise last Monday when we got the phone call that she needed to be there Jan. 21, and insurance doesn’t cover it and it’s going to be $75 to $100 thousand for the testing,” Jackson said.
Along with the testing, the family has to travel to Minnesota.
He said he received the call at 9:30 a.m. and had a fundraising event planned by 3 that afternoon.
And today they’re having a chili feed to raise money for the tests.
They will be serving chili dogs and Frito chili pie today at Action Truck Parts from 11 to 2.
The chili is homemade, and you will get a dessert and drink all for $5.
The chili feed is only the beginning of events for Kaylee.
Jackson said on Thursday they will have a free dinner and live auction at Moose Lodge.
“You can keep up with Kaylee’s Journey on Facebook and it’s under Kaylee’s Journey, and everyone is more than welcome to come there to stay on top of her progress and what’s going on and the money thats been raised and anything we have going on for her in the future,” Jackson said.
Donations are welcome at any of these events.
Kaylee is a 7 year old girl, who is described as inspirational and precious on the Facebook page.