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With the cost of a transplant often exceeding $500,000, many transplant families are unable to shoulder the financial burden of such a procedure.  The Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) is a national charity dedicated to organizing and guiding communities in raising funds for transplant-related expenses.  In Memphis, volunteers are raising funds for COTA in honor of transplant patients like local girl, Brooklyn Faris. 

Brooklyn is the daughter of Nicholas and Jesse Faris.  Born on December 27, 2013, Brooklyn was diagnosed with Alagille Syndrome.  The doctors at Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, have recommended a life-saving liver transplant.  An estimated $75,000 is being raised by Memphis volunteers.



Media Coverage

FedEx flies girl in need of liver transplant to Chicago in midst of snowstorm - Today Show Continue Reading »

***UPDATE MARCH 26, 2016***

SHE'S HOME!!!!!!!!!! Continue Reading »

***UPDATE MARCH 18, 2016***

Brooklyn is now 4 weeks post transplant and 10 days post hospital livin’! She and her sweet parents are settled into the Ronald McDonald House for the coming weeks as she continues to receive treatment from the amazing team at Lurie Children’s Continue Reading »

***UPDATE February 25, 2016 9:30am***

Right this moment Brooklyn is being prepped for surgery! The surgeons anticipate she will be out of surgery by 6pm.  Continue Reading »

**UPDATE** February 24, 2016 7:30PM

Memphis is UNBELIEVABLE. Continue Reading »

**UPDATE** February 24, 2016 2:30PM

It’s GO TIME everyone! The Faris family just received the call. THE CALL. There is a liver waiting for Brooklyn in Chicago today. Chicago is experiencing a blizzard so the Faris family is still trying to catch a flight. Prayers for the family's Continue Reading »


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Why $75,000?

Perhaps you've seen our $75,000 fundraising goal and wondered one of the following things: Continue Reading »

Brooklyn, Brooklyn, Take Me In...

Do you guys like the Avett Brothers?  We do.  Their song "I and Love and You" was one of the inspirations for Brooklyn's name.   Continue Reading »

How You Can Help

If you could help make a miracle, would you? Continue Reading »


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