Our Story

My strong man has been through so much in such a short time. Elijah was born 4 days before his due date. Good weight and length presumably healthy. When babies are born, they usually do a simple blood test. One of the things they check for is the amount of bilirubin present in the child's bloodstream. Elijah's numbers came back normal at 12.3 but as the days went on it...

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Eli Smith

Winterville, NC

Transplant Type: Liver

Transplant Status: Transplanted

Goal: $40,000.00

Raised: $17,956 of $40,000 goal

Raised by 64 contributors


Dance Recital!


Transplant Day + Recovery!


August 4th at 10:47 pm we got the long awaited and highly anticipated call. They had a liver for Eli. However, these things are so complex. We wouldn’t... Continue Reading »

Ice Cream !


Firetrucks are my fave!


Fundraiser at Metrolina Martial Arts


We are so excited to report Elijah's uncle Ed and his auntie Ashley did a fundraiser for COTA for Elis Battle at Metrolina Martial Arts (Uncle eds dojo)... Continue Reading »

Live Donors


We are saddened to report that Elijah's mother Makala, is unable to be a live donor because her anatomy makes it unsafe for her to undergo surgery. His... Continue Reading »

Life :)


Elijahs recent struggles


A lot of people don't know how much your liver actually controls. So I wanted to come on here and let you guys know the kinds of complications... Continue Reading »

Elijah Strong T-Shirts.


Even though we are COTA for Elis's battle another name struck me for his T-shirts. Yes, this is a battle for Eli but he is Elijah and he... Continue Reading »