Cooper’s Story: Insurance agrees to pay for critical surgery for Cooper

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Cooper’s Story UPDATE: Health insurance has agreed to cover the cost of a surgery that could save Cooper McElvain’s life.

OWENSBORO, Ky. (WEHT) — An Owensboro family fighting to overcome major obstacles has just cleared a big hurdle.

Two-year-old Cooper McElvain was born with Thymic Displasia, meaning he has almost no immune system.

Eyewitness News has been following Cooper McElvain and his family’s story, since 2018.

Now after several attempts, his health insurance has agreed to cover the cost of a surgery that could save his life.

Isolated in his home his whole life, a surgery done only at Duke University is Cooper’s best chance to create a normal immune system.

With insurance coverage recently confirmed, Cooper is closer on a waiting list to hopefully receive surgery in the next few months.

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(This story was originally published on March 9, 2020)

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