Our Story

Our Story Adam is a student at Arizona State University studying mathematics and statistics. Drawing from statistics terminology, he was born with an outlier health condition – a rare problem with his immune system called common variable immunodeficiency. About 1 in 25,000 have CVID. It is worth noting that CVID is considered a primary immune deficiency, so is not acquired by an infection. In fact, the opposite is true. CVID...

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Adam Kurth

Scottsdale, AZ

Transplant Type: BMT/Stem Cell

Transplant Status: Transplanted

Goal: $100,000.00

Raised: $0 of $100,000 goal

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Adam Kurth at ASU's CXFEL Labs control room

Math and stats grad beats the odds by overcoming serious health issues


Adam Kurth realized he wanted to study math while recovering in a Phoenix hospital bed in late 2020. With few social outlets, he became intensely focused on his... Continue Reading »



Adam has had the strength to survive so many health challenges — liver disease and transplant, lymphoma, immune deficiency and a bone marrow transplant. Today, he is cured... Continue Reading »

Goal Increase


The fundraising goal has recently been updated per a conversation between Adam’s family and Rick Lofgren, COTA President & CEO. This letter below from Rick explains the recent... Continue Reading »

Adam’s story featured by Phoenix Children’s Hospital


Meet Adam, an amazing teenager who recently endured some very serious health issues. However, his experience was a life lesson in disguise and Adam learned a lot about... Continue Reading »

Lifeguard job 1-yr post chemo, 1.5-yr post-transplant


Chandler Lifestyle magazine covers The Mulligan


Chandler Lifestyle Magazine covered The Mulligan a May 6 golf tournament in the July 2021 edition, which will be in mailboxes soon.  The tournament celebrated a lifesaving do-over—Adam's liver... Continue Reading »

Accepted to ASU and other recent shots


Cancer-free at 9-month checkup!


Adam was given the all clear for another three months, when his oncologist told him his labs and scan both look clear. No lymphoma was detected! We are... Continue Reading »

One-year transplant anniversary