Our Story

     Ethan was born a healthy baby boy in October of 2018. In November 2019, at 13 months old, he went into septic shock which caused cardiac arrest, a colostomy, and multiple organ failure. Throughout his journey, we spent the first month of his illness at Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock, 3.5 hours away from home. We were then medically flown to Omaha, Nebraska, for further treatment.    ...

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Ethan Griggs

Siloam Springs, AR

Transplant Type: Kidney

Transplant Status: Transplanted

Goal: $40,000.00

Raised: $22,993 of $40,000 goal

Raised by 46 contributors


Admission #3 for 2023


Like a light switch Ethan's GI issues just happen out of nowhere. He started vomiting this evening and we have been in the ER since 7pm. It's currently... Continue Reading »

#EthanStrong Challenge 2023


#EthanStrong Challenge


Thank you to all who have participated in the COTA for #EthanStrong challenge for the month of March! Our family has done a few of the check-in points,... Continue Reading »

Poker Run


I just want to say thank you to everyone who made this event happen. Thank you to all of the riders, the people who donated to COTA for... Continue Reading »

Poker Run- March 2022


Manometry Testing


Ethan and dad went to Omaha on March 20th. He had his 6-month transplant clinic, and thankfully everything is well with his kidney. Today he had two procedures... Continue Reading »

ER Visit


Ethan had another ER visit yesterday morning after vomiting the night before and the morning of. He was complaining of belly pain but thank God all of his... Continue Reading »

GI Update Feb. 2022


It's been a while since our last update, and I maily log in and make these updates so that I can look back and read the things we... Continue Reading »

August 2021


I realized I haven't made any updates since Ethan's last procedure in June. He has been doing really well; he's had a couple of changes with formula and... Continue Reading »