Our Story

Emily Sachs Heiner was born in Baltimore and was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis when she was 2 years old.  She and her mother moved to Ocean City, Maryland, when she was 10 and have called it home ever since.  Her husband and best friend is Scott Heiner.  Some other things about her, she's a Christian and truly believes that through Christ's help anything is possible.  Emily is also a Disney fanatic. ...

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Emily Sachs

Ocean City, MD

Transplant Type: Lung

Transplant Status: Transplanted

Goal: $85,000.00

Raised: $81,041 of $85,000 goal

Raised by 279 contributors


Update #8


Good Afternoon, It has been awhile since we have updated Emily's Blog. As you will see we have been very busy. I would like to bring everyone up... Continue Reading »

Update #7


We are so pleased to tell all  Supporters of COTAforEmilysLungs Has finally left Hopkins today. 1.5 days shy of 4 months. We are so happy you are with... Continue Reading »

Goal Amendment


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

Update #6


Two nights ago, The American Legion of Whiteford, MD hosted a "Party for Emily". The event was organized by Emily's mother in-law and father in-law, Deb & Dave... Continue Reading »

Update #5


Last Sunday, July 2nd it was all about  rubber ducks.  That's right! 475 Rubber Ducks were let loose at Frontier Towns Duck Race for Charity. COTAforEmilyslungs.com was selected... Continue Reading »

Update #4


Buxy's Salty Dog restaurant in Ocean City, MD hosted our June fundraiser for Emily Heiner, on Tuesday, June 13 th.  Buxy provided an excellent buffet of pulled pork, salads,... Continue Reading »

Update #3


Great news! Emily has been moved out of the ICU and into a standard room. She is doing quite well; although she will need many months of recovery. This blog... Continue Reading »

Update #2


Hey everybody. We are so excited that Emily has moved from the ICU at John Hopkins, and seems to be doing well. She has been face timing and... Continue Reading »

Update #1


Emily had a much better week since we last posted. She is sitting up, talking alittle and she walked down the hallway Things are definitely going in the... Continue Reading »