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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.

Meet Ashton's Family 


  • The Trainers

    We are praying for your family

  • Shayna

    Thank you for your prayers and support

  • Diane Stewart

    I just came across this article. Here's hoping all works out for adorable little Ashton and the family. He is so cute. Prayers for all.

  • Shayna

    Thank you! If you would like to follow Ashton's story/family to get updates not only about his medical condition but his everyday life you can like his Facebook Page Ashton's Avengers

  • Shayna

    Thank you so much for taking the time to explore Ashton's story and biliary atresia! It means the world to all of Ashton's family and friends. We hope you will continue to follow Ashton's story through this website or his facebook page

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