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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 Germantown, TN, volunteers are raising funds for COTA in honor of transplant patients like local toddler, Elena Liriano.

Elena is the daughter of Suzanne Taylor Liriano and Leonidas Liriano. Born in 2016, Elena was diagnosed with Polycystic Kidney Disease. The doctors at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, have recommended a life-saving kidney transplant. Once Elena gets to a weight of 22 pounds, she will be eligible for a kidney transplant. Please consider contributing to COTA which supports families that are dealing with this disease and the large financial burdens of a transplant.  100% of funds raised through COTA assist with patients' transpla...

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Past Events

Thank you so much to all that came out to these fun events!

Kendra Scott Gives Back (7/7/17)

Pyro's Pizza Gives Back Night (7/10/17)

Dunkin Donuts -  Paper Icon Campaign (7/1/17-7/31/17)

Friends & Family Yoga with Pretty Zen Yoga (8/12/17)

Ella David Salon Give Back - at t...

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Happy Labor Day!

Happy Labor Day! As we come off of a fabulous Labor Day weekend, I wanted to honor the free labor we were the beneficiaries of this summer. Shelby Prince of Shelby Renee Photo was so sweet to offer a free photo shoot for our family to help us Continue Reading »

$22 Drive

Every 22nd of the Month - On the 22nd of every month, we encourage you to donate $22, a number that has special meaning to little Elenda. Thank you so much to all of you who have already donated towards our $22 drive. Continue Reading »

2018: The Year of the Kidney (we hope!)

Happy New Year! We hope 2018 will be the year Elena receives her new kidney! She is doing great, putting on weight and growing into such a big (little) girl. She is around 19 lbs, only 3 lbs away from the 22 she needs to be referred to the Continue Reading »

Help us reach our goal!

November 13, 2017 will mark 6 months of fundraising for the Children’s Organ Transplant Association. At our first meeting, Elena’s COTA campaign team set a goal of $50,000. It seemed totally impossible. But we were all motivated and ready to Continue Reading »

Past Events

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Thanks - Friends and Family Yoga

Thank you to Pretty Zen Yoga and all the wonderful families who came out to our yoga event last Saturday. It was a wonderful way to treat our body, mind and spirit. Elena's big sister, Julianna, is still practicing her down dog pose. :) Continue Reading »

Media Coverage

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Pyro's Fundraiser

We had an awesome night at Pyro's Fresh Fire Pizza in Collierville on Monday night! Pyro's donated 20% of their proceeds for the night to the COTA for Elena L campaign. We are so grateful for the generosity of the owners of Pyro's and we were even Continue Reading »

Elena - Casual

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Elena and Family

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Baby Elena - NICU Stay

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Minor Surgery Day

We're back at the hospital today. Elena is having minor surgery to remove granulation tissue around her g tube (which is used for feeing). We expect it be a simple procedure, but we welcome prayers and good thoughts for a quick recovery. Continue Reading »

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Happy Father's Day!

Elena's daddy, Leo, is an amazing caregiver. He takes her to all of her clinic appointments and does a lot of the tasks required for her care at home. Both mommy and daddy take turns with the various tasks but daddy is a pro at taking care of the Continue Reading »

Clinic Day!

Once a month, Elena gets to see her friends at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital for a clinic visit. She loves socializing and impressing the doctors and nurses with her progress. They check her weight (getting closer to 22 lbs every day!), her blood Continue Reading »

How You Can Help

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