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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 St. Louis, volunteers are raising funds for COTA in honor of transplant patients like local teen, Reilly Fitzmaurice.

Reilly is the daughter of Brian and Amy Fitzmaurice. Born in 2003, Reilly was diagnosed with Auto Immune Hepatitis Cirrhosis. The doctors at St. Louis Children’s Hospital in St.Louis, Missouri have recommended a life-saving liver transplant. An estimated $200,000 is being raised by St. Louis volunteers.

Volunteers are needed to help plan and implement fundraising activities.  Individuals and groups who are interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities please contact COTA for Team Reilly F Community Coordinator, Kristin Orcutt 520.269....

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How You Can Help

If you could help make a miracle, would you?

The question is as simple as that.  If your answer is ‘yes', I invite you to join the nearly 100,000 volunteers and contributors who during the past two decades generously donated their time and money to the Children's Organ Transplant Associatio...

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March 4th Volunteer Meeting

Thank you to all who came today for the volunteer meeting! We appreciate all of your support and willingness to help! We will be in contact soon via email to discuss the events.  Continue Reading »

Meeting to Launch #rallyforreillyfitz

We're officially launching Reilly's COTA (Children's Organ Transplant Association) campaign. The first official event will be a Bowling Night at West County Lanes on March 31st. We are looking for volunteers to help coordinate the event as well as Continue Reading »

Reilly Update February 24, 2017-News from the Liver Transplant Team

Reilly update: We received news from the Liver Transplant Team today-after reviewing the images from the procedure yesterday, Reilly will need to have another endoscope and banding in 4 weeks (instead of 6-8 weeks). Also they told us she has been Continue Reading »

Reilly's Endoscope on February 23 2017 at Children's Hospital

At St. Louis Children's Hospital-Reilly just had an endoscope procedure to treat the varices (enlarged blood vessels) in her esophagus, from the portal hypertension from her liver. During the procedure they placed rubber bands around the blood Continue Reading »

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