The “Mattie’s Day Love, Hope, Cure” charity event will feature far more than a basketball game.
The nationally acclaimed Firecrackers Jump Rope team with girls from Warren County’s Kings Schools will also perform, as well as both high schools’ pep bands and cheerleaders and Edgewood Choraliers. There will be chances to win money and prizes through split the pot, half-court shots, raffle basket and concessions by Domino’s, Chick-fil-A and cookies by Angel Casteel.
The Cole family has no insurance. Mattie’s mother Jody said her husband’s insurance policy was $1,267 a month with a $6,000 deductible. The family chose mortgage payments over health insurance.
The chemotherapy treatments Mattie will receive in the next 10 months will cause her to become infertile, her mother said.
In January, one of Mattie’s ovaries was harvested and frozen until she decides to start a family. That procedure, which isn’t covered by any insurance, will be paid by the GoFundMe account.
“We feel extremely blessed,” her mother said. “It’s just overwhelming.”