Our Story

2020 was a tough year for everyone, the world was shut down and we were all stuck at home. James became sluggish. We took this as the COVID lockdown blues and kept trying to push him to stay somewhat active and move around. It was May and we couldn’t do anything else but get him checked out. We took him to Urgent Care, and they sent him immediately to the...

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March Update!


Still waiting! James is anxious but positive! Please keep those prayers coming for a new kidney for James!Life goes on and school continues for James. He is making... Continue Reading »



It almost happened tonight, but surely this great kid will have a new kidney soon. Please keep those prayers coming. Thanks for all the love for James! Continue Reading »

November 2023 update!


We are so thankful for all of the donations to COTAforJames! We want to take a moment to let everyone know how grateful we are for the donations... Continue Reading »

Update on James!


The surgery went well. He has a new catheter on his shoulder so he can receive dialysis. It turns out James has pneumonia which sent his blood test... Continue Reading »

Goal Amendment


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