Online Fundraiser Set Up for Lorton Girl Burned in Fire

Seven-year old transported to burn unit in Boston.

An online fundraising page has been set up to offset costs associated with the recovery for burn victim Mary Cox, 7, of Lorton.

Mary, identified on the online fundraiser, was burned Sunday at her home in a gasoline fire.

The online fundraiser was set up for Mary by her aunt, identified online as Jennifer Phelan.

The girl sustained second and third-degree burns over more than 40 percent of her body, according to the Web site.

Mary was transported Sunday to Shriner's Hospital for Children in Boston. She is in a medically induced coma on a breathing machine and listed in critical condition, according to the site.

Any donations made will help offset the travel costs for her parents, Steve and Pamela, as well as out-of-pocket medical expenses, the site notes.

Shanna Taylor October 25, 2012 at 05:38 PM
I know the family, I think they have everything going with Shriners Hospital to help them with thier medical needs, I will check though. Thank you! They have to pay for all the costs of traveling back and forth to Boston and only having one parent working, so the other can stay with Mary at the hospital. They have three other children that are still in school that need cared for. And, they have to have a sterile enviroment for her to come home to when she gets out of the hospital. They need all the help they can get. Prayers would also be greatly appreciated I am sure! I am not related to them but, I have known Mary's mom for a long time and she is a great person. Thank you to everyone and Lorton Patch!
A friend of the Cox family October 26, 2012 at 06:29 PM
The fundraising page clearly states the funds will be used for travel costs and out-of-pocket medical costs. It is true there will likely be no out of pocket medical expenses associated with Mary's stay at Shriner's in Boston, when she returns she will have extensive care in the local area and there will definitely be out-of-pocket expenses associated with that. Just the travel costs to and from Boston every weekend for a period of 6-8 weeks is not a small undertaking, especially for a family of 6 with only one parent working.
Laura B. November 02, 2012 at 10:39 PM
I was just wondering if there was an update on Mary's condition. Both my children attend school with her and we think about her everyday. She and her entire family are in our thoughts and prayers. Get well soon Mary!
kelsey November 04, 2012 at 01:12 AM
Hey this is kelsey dee grandchild I hear what isgoing on and went to say Sorry to hear that beacause she was like asister to me.if you need something Call dee and she will tell me .I wish u the best of luck and I am pray for u Your family.I am try not to cry because I do went to make u cry love u so So much. Kelsey lash
Jennifer Phelan November 08, 2012 at 07:09 PM
Hi Laura, You can email me at jennifer.a.phelan@gmail.com and I can update you on Mary's condition. I'm her aunt who set up the fundraising site. Thanks for your prayers and concern.


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