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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 Wharton County and surrounding areas, volunteers are raising funds for COTA in honor of transplant patients like local infant, Ashton Guerra.

Shayna & Johnny welcomed Ashton Cole Guerra to the world on January 28, 2016. Ashton was only a few weeks old when he was diagnosed with Biliary Atresia. His first surgery was done before he was a month old. Due to the number of times Ashton has been hospitalized, the doctors at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, Texas, have recommended a life-saving liver transplant. An estimated $75,000 is being raised by local volunteers.

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How We Got Here

Ashton’s Battle with Biliary Atresia & Beyond

This is a timeline of events (told by Ashton's mom, Shayna) to give you a little insight on Ashton and his story. 

January 28, 2016 - Ashton’s Birthday!

At 5:24 pm Ashton Cole Guerra made his debut, weighing in at 8lbs. 3ozs and 21 inches long!...

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How We Got Here

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2/14/2018 Appointment

Ashton was sharing his loud and weird "love" today at TCH. He loves the play area  Continue Reading »

2/5/2018- Operation No Bottle Update #2

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2/3/2018 Operation No Bottle Update

I asked if Ashton was fed up with Operation No Bottle... his face and the 8 ball confirm, he is indeed over it. Continue Reading »

1/31/2018 Appointment

Ashton had his 2 year old checkup with his regular pediatrician yesterday  Continue Reading »

1/03/2018 Appointment

Ashton had another check-up and labs done today. We are also adding routine ultrasounds in 2018 so that was done today as well. Continue Reading »

Media Coverage

Because of BA he is 1 in 20,000, but to us he is 1 in a Million! Continue Reading »

BA Aware

Biliary Atresia Awareness Continue Reading »

Past Events

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9/27/17 Appointment

Ashton had a great check-up, Dr. Harpavat did note that his spleen is slightly larger than it has been but soft and soft is good news  We discussed Ashton's eating and bottle/milk habits and we have decided that if Ashton does not start eating Continue Reading »

8/16/17 Appointment

Ashton got all good news at his doctor's appointment last Wednesday! Lab results came back today, his conjugated bilirubin is normal and his Vitamin A is coming up so no injections for this baby  Continue Reading »

Ashton Cole

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How You Can Help

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