Hi my name is Nevaeh! I was diagnosed with dialated cardiomyopathy on March 20, 2018 at the age of 5 months old. No one knew I had it until I started to have labored breathing so my mommy took me to a pediatricians appointment to find out what was wrong. The pediatrician did not understand why I was breathing so fast. So my mommy took me to the ER, and that is when we found out that I had a big heart. I am normally a very playful and happy baby. My mommy and daddy love me so very much! I was blessed with the opportunity to be on the heart transplant list to receive a heart from a wonderful family who would donate it to me. On the night of May 8, 2018, we got the news that I would have a transplant and receive a heart. May 9th I went into surgery! My family has been so happy to be with me all the time, and are trying to keep a blog going so everyone who wants to read my story can learn more about me!
The Children's Organ Transplant Association (COTA) helps children and young adults who need a life-saving transplant by providing fundraising assistance and family support. COTA is the nation’s only fundraising organization solely dedicated to raising life-saving dollars in honor of transplant-needy children and young adults. 100% of each contribution made to COTA in honor of our patients helps meet transplant-related expenses. COTA’s services are free to our families, and gifts to COTA are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.