Our Story

Hi everyone, my name is Sophia and I just turned 13 years old. I love being outdoors. I am an animal lover. I have a puppy named Rosie, she’s a shih-poo. I also love spending time with my family and friends. I love art and was trying to learn how to do nails and nail art, but due to my condition I had to hold back on it. I found out I needed a new LIVER exactly a year ago right after my grandma passed. One morning my mom took me to Walmart and when we got home I started throwing up blood and fainted; my mom caught me, but I still hit my head a little bit and it created a large bump. I went from being a happy, outgoing little girl to not knowing how long I have to live. A girl my age should not feel that way. I am unable to attend school this year and I was really looking forward to it because I was going to start JUNIOR HIGH, but now I’m stuck in my house till I find a new liver because my damaged liver is now affecting my lungs and heart. My oxygen only runs normal while I’m sitting and laying down with the oxygen mask on, otherwise I’m in the 40s while walking with my mask on. I’m looking for an O+ donor; just a little piece of your liver can save my life. Any donations to COTA in my honor help. My mother is a single mother of 3 and is doing her best to take care of me. I hate watching her stress out and be sad. I know she wants to give me the world, but she can’t work as much anymore. I hear soon she’ll stop working to be able to be with me 24/7. She makes me strong. I also have 2 little brothers that I love with all my heart.. and I hope I can continue watching them grow and hopefully one day I can attend school. My mom says High School is better than Junior High anyway, but I really miss my friends. Please keep me in your prayers and any donation to COTA in my honor is appreciated. Thank you in advance and God bless you all for trying to help.

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 COTA are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.