“Our family has two medically fragile kids, which means there are many stressors and uncertainties. The Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) has been here to support us emotionally and financially. COTA’s staff members have been compassionate and encouraging cheerleaders for us and our volunteers. COTA stepped in and became a source of hope for our Read More

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Ian – Heart Transplant Recipient & Micah – Waiting for a Heart Transplant

Posted on January 3rd, 2018 | Comments Off on Everett

“The Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) has been essential to our lives. COTA funds allowed us to focus on Everett and put his needs first instead of panicking and stressing about money. COTA funds made it possible for us to travel between our home in Maryland and his transplant center in North Carolina to alternate taking care of him. We made that switch 17 times and each time COTA was on the road with us. Since Everett’s diagnosis we have been billed for thousands of dollars in co-pays and prescription medications. What would we have done without COTA? The overwhelming outpouring of support from our community to COTA in honor of Everett gave us so much hope … hope we desperately needed during some very difficult and dark days.”


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