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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 Chester, volunteers are raising funds for COTA in honor of transplant patients like local teen, Jordan Diggs.

Jordan is the daughter of Bill and Emily Diggs. Born August 7th, 1996, Jordan was diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease. The doctors at Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina, have recommended a life-saving kidney transplant. An estimated $25,000 is being raised by Chester volunteers. 

At the age of 4 Jordan was diagnosed with Fibromuscular Dysplasia, or FMD.She had her tonsils removed and her blood pressure was extremely high after her surgery. The doctor's sent her home with her blood pressure high and her throat bleeding. She was tak...



New day

Since all the beginning of this a lot has changed. When all this started my kidney function was at 29% it has dropped to 14% in 4 years... I have been having a lot of problems lately about 4 weeks ago I woke up and could barley walk, sit, stand, or Continue Reading »


Well It has been a while since anyone blogged and I thought I would. lately we have had a good bit of fundraisers and they have went very well. We got a good bit in donation boxes around town. The goal is $25,000.00 and we are at $6.720.57  but Continue Reading »


So we began having our COTA fundraisers. We have had 2 Sweet frog fundraisers, 1 Buffalo Wild Wings and 1 Moe's. For me I think they went pretty well we got a good bit of money in the donation bucket and a good bit in percentage from the places we Continue Reading »

Moe's Spirit Night

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Awesome night

Well, our first fundraiser was a huge success! We were blessed to be able to have a double spirit night with Fuel Pizza and Sweet Frog in Rock Hill, SC. They were both awesome places to visit and spend time eating and meeting people that were so Continue Reading »

Sweet Frog & Fuel Spirit Night

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My Story

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Ever Wonder Why God?

WHY GOD!I sometimes wonder "Why God?"  Why do these things happen to me?Why am i the one going through this?Why is this happening to the people I care about?Why do all the bad things happen to us? Continue Reading »

Cold Water Challenges for COTA in Honor of Jordan Diggs

We would just like to thank everyone that took the "Cold Water Challenge" for COTA in Honor of Jordan! What can we say? You guys are AWESOME!!! Continue Reading »


I want to thank everyone who has donated to COTA in my honor so far and will donate in the future. It means the world to me because I know one day this could save my life and by you guys donating it shows there a lot of good, caring people out Continue Reading »

So Proud

So, yesterday Jordan and I were interviewed for CN2 News out of Rock Hill, SC. Needless to say, we were both very nervous. Well, we did it and Jordan did an awesome job. It was very emotional, but she did wonderful! I am so very proud of how brave Continue Reading »

Media Coverage

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How it all began

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Today 4/25/14

When I first heard about my kidney function Dropping I was shocked. After that I remember crying about it. It was very scary but I realized everything happens for a reason. I had and still have faith that God can fix and do anything. I pray and hope Continue Reading »

Today 4/23/14

I sit here today and think about how much I love my Baby Girl even if she is almost 18 years old, she is still my Baby Girl! I think back to all the times she was in the hospital, how many tests and procedures were done. The many nights I sat and Continue Reading »

Event Flyers

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