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The Children's Organ Transplant Association (COTA) helps children and young adults who need a life-saving transplant by providing fundraising assistance and family support. COTA is the nation’s only fundraising organization solely dedicated to raising life-saving dollars in honor of transplant-needy children and young adults. 100% of each contribution made to COTA in honor of our patients helps meet transplant-related expenses. COTA’s services are free to our families, and gifts to...

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Karina Cano Perez

Las Cruces, NM

Transplant Type: Kidney & Liver

Transplant Status: Waiting for Transplant

Goal: $50,000.00

Raised: $32,962 of $50,000 goal

Raised by 252 contributors

Updates

Karina’s story will be in the Sun News on Sunday!

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 Please check out Karina’s interview with the Sun News. It will be in the paper on Sunday! https://www.lcsun-news.com/story/news/local/community/2023/12/22/las-cruces-schools-rally-around-karina-cano-perez-teen-need-transplants-omhs-alstrom-syndrome-nm/71976277007/ And if you would like to buy a COTA for... Continue Reading »

We passed 32k!

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We have passed the 32k mark! This is 65% of our goal. 🥳 Thank you! 🙏🏼 Screenshot Continue Reading »

Medical update

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On Tuesday morning, they found a match for her double transplant!  Karina and her mom  went to Houston.  But the liver did not look good once it arrived so she wasn’t able... Continue Reading »

A match was found!

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Please send thoughts and prayers for her, her family and her donor and their family.  Continue Reading »

We hit our silent auction goal!

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Thank you Nancy, Jane and Dwell Yoga Studio

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Thank you to everyone who came out Sunday to support COTA for Karina. We raised $150! 💗🌈 #karinacourage  Continue Reading »

We passed 30k today!

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We passed $30,000 today! 🥳Thank you for all of your support of COTA for Karina 💗🌈 #karinacourage Continue Reading »

We just passed 29k!

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We just passed 29k!  🥳 Thank you for all of your support! 💗🌈 #karinacourage Continue Reading »

Karina’s recovery from first surgery

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Update from Houston: the doctor just told us that we are going to the hotel today so Karina is really happy and she is feeling better. She had... Continue Reading »

We will receive the challenge grant!

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We reached 25k yesterday!  🥳 Thank you to all who donated! This deadline was extended to 2/29 (from 2/10-6 months of fundraising).  But we only needed 5 extra days! So... Continue Reading »