Train Extravaganza on Saturday, June 2nd

Please come out to support COTAforNolanT at the 1st Annual Train Extraganza from 10-3pm at the Train Depot in Albemarle, NC. All proceeds go to support COTA in honor of Nolan to assist with transplant-related expenses.

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Update on Nolan: 8 weeks post operation!

We were afraid Nolan was experiencing organ rejection and went to UNC on Tuesday May 28 for a kidney biopsy. He kept asking for Versed (an amnesiac medication) until I finally had to tell him to stop because he was acting like a drug fiend. The Continue Reading »

Tennis event a success!

We had a blast playing tennis this morning and raised over $1000 for COTA in honor of Nolan. (The money is still coming in.) Thanks to everyone who participated and donated and to ONSC for hosting us. Go to to stay up to date Continue Reading »

Life is good!

Nolan had his kidney stent removed on Thursday, 5.10.18. Two more weeks on 'house arrest'. Labs look terrific. He's learning the medications for his transplant and starting to manage his care.

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Nolan went home on Wednesday, April 18th. He's had a couple of good nights at home with Nurse Amy.

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Nolan's going home!

Nolan is going home tomorrow! 

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$2,000 donation from Hwy 55 Restaurant (Andy's Foundation)

Andy's Foundation has generously donated $2000 to COTA in honor of Nolan. We will be having an event at the Apex Hwy 55 soon. Please plan to join us to show support for COTAforNolanT and for Hwy. 55 for being such a wonderful supporter of children's Continue Reading »

LulaRoe/thirty one party coming soon

Marilyn, Nolan's grandmama, will be hosting a LulaRoe/thirty one party soon. Keep your eyes open so that you don't miss the announcement. Everyone is invited to participate.

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Almost 1/2 way to our goal.

We've got lots of exciting fundraising events coming up. Please come out and support CotaforNolanT in any way that you can. While we've come a long way, but it has been tough raising this first $25,000 and we are only 1/2 way. If you have any ideas, Continue Reading »

thirty-one online party

If you are interested in thirty-one, check out this fundraiser by a friend of Nolan Turner. COTA for Nolan T will receive 25% of purchases. Thanks Emily Rachel!

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Applebee's fundraiser a success!

We sold 54 Applebee's pancake breakfasts and had additional donations for a total of $900! Special shout-out to my BIL Mitch for selling 47 tickets, Carrie Moore for delivering to his company at 4 different locations (with Henry and Lucas in Continue Reading »

Applebee's Fundraiser on 2/12 from 7-10am

1/29/2018 Applebee's Flapjack Fundraiser 1/1You're invited to anApplebee's® Flapjack Fundraiser breakfastto support Children's Organ TransplantAssociation COTAforNolanT$7.00 per personWHEN: Monday, Continue Reading »

A new kidney tomorrow!

Got the call this afternoon. Nolan's at UNC hospital, Chapel Hill, now being tested and awaiting his new kidney. Everything seems to be right so as long as nothing changes overnight, he'll be in surgery tomorrow morning. The plan is 3 days of ICU, a Continue Reading »

The Year of the kidney! 2018

There's a lot of money on the line. In the first six months of fundraising, if our team has raised $25,000-$49,999, then COTA will add $2500 from the challenge grant.  If our team raises $50,000 or more by March 10th, then COTA will add $5,000 from Continue Reading »

Gift Basket Raffle

My sister and mom created these 11 baskets for a raffle to raise money in honor of my nephew, Nolan, for COTA to assist with transplant-related expenses. The tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. The raffle has been extended and will run Continue Reading »

T-Shirt Sale

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Updates on Fundraising

- Emily, Nolan's Aunt, had a yard sale and raised $400 for COTA in honor of Nolan!

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