Parents seek support to help with son’s care

Published 12:00 am Friday, June 26, 2015

Parents seek support to help with son’s care

Dear Friends, Family and Community:
On Sept 4, 2011, our son Cedric McKinney suffered a life-changing traumatic brain injury following a devastating car accident.  Cedric, now 26, is in a minimal conscious state, is dependent on a trach to breathe, has a feeding tube, is able to move his eyes a bit but is unable to move his arms or his legs. We know that Cedric can hear but he is unable to respond.

Cedric graduated from South Panola High School.  At the time of the accident Cedric was in his senior year at MSU majoring in electrical engineering.  He was very faithful in going to church and a firm believer in God. He had just left church right before the accident.

Even with insurance, there are many expenses that are not covered and must be paid out of pocket. Cedric requires a caregiver 24/7. Our greatest need right now is to make some modifications to our home for Cedric so that he will have a wheelchair accessible bedroom and bathroom (he has only been able to have bed baths since he has been home).  We are also hoping that he will be able to continue with his desperately needed therapy.  This puts us up against a challenge we are unable to meet alone and need your support.

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To help with the financial burden of Cedric’s uninsured expenses, a fundraising campaign in his honor has been established with HelpHOPELive, a trusted nonprofit organization that has been providing community-based fundraising guidance to patients and their families for more than 30 years.  All donations are tax deductible, are held by HelpHOPELive in the Southeast Traumatic Brain Injury Fund, and are administered by HelpHOPELive for injury-related expenses only.  Please consider a contribution. 

For credit card contributions, please visit and search for Cedric McKinney or call 800.642.8399.  Or:
Make checks payable to: HelpHOPELive
Note in memo section: In honor of Cedric McKinney
Please send to:    HelpHOPELive
2 Radnor Corporate Center, 100 Matsonford Road, Suite 100, Radnor, PA  19087
On behalf of Cedric and our family, thank you very much for your kindness, generosity, support and prayers. 

Joyce and Larry McKinney
Contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by the law. This campaign is administered by HelpHOPELive, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit providing fundraising assistance to transplant and catastrophic injury patients. Information: 800.642.8399.

The official registration and financial information of HelpHOPELive may be obtained from the Mississippi Secretary of State’s office by calling 888.236.6167. Registration by the Secretary of State does not imply endorsement.