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....