6-year-old's hearing aids cost covered

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Six-year-old ZhaMyria Hutchinson lost her hearing aids in the January tornado that swept through the Pine Belt.

After that, Hutchinson's family tried every means necessary to find the funds to cover the cost of new ones, and they were not able to.

After a story by WDAM 7 News, the community turned out in amazing support, and their prayers were answered.

"We didn't have to take up any donations, or anything because in the end, they (Medicaid) covered her hearing aids," said Mykia Hutchinson, ZhaMyria's mother.

MyKia Hutchinson said she does not have the new hearing aids yet, but progress is being made and surgery is right around the corner.

"She still has the loaner hearing aids, and come Monday, March 27, she will be having surgery for her Cochlear implant, which she will have that placed in the right ear, and a regular hearing aid in the other ear," Mykia Hutchinson said.

MyKia Hutchinson said she got dozens and dozens of emails from people all over the state and some even out of Mississippi offering to help.

"It's been people everywhere, I mean everywhere they have been reaching out to me," Mykia Hutchinson. "I'm very thankful, I'm grateful, because I didn't know that being as we are a small Hattiesburg, I didn't know that so many people would be so generous."