Tecumseh Teen In Need of Life-Saving Transplant
Tecumseh, March 8, 2012: With the cost of a transplant often exceeding $500,000, many transplant families are unable to shoulder the financial burden of such a procedure.
The Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) is a national charity dedicated to organizing and guiding communities in raising funds for transplant-needy patients. In Tecumseh, volunteers are raising funds for transplant patients like local teen, Brandon Rodgers.
Brandon is the son of Sean and Carol Ann Rodgers. Born on January 6, 1994, Brandon was diagnosed with End Stage Renal Disease. The doctors at the University of Michigan’s Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan have recommended a life-saving kidney transplant. An estimated $40,000 is being raised by Tecumseh volunteers.
Volunteers are needed to assist with fundraising activities that will help with the Rodgers family’s transplant-related expenses. Individuals and groups interested in more information can contact Community Coordinator Gloria Corbett at 517.442.9600.
Donations may be mailed to the Children’s Organ Transplant Association, 2501 West COTA Drive, Bloomington, Indiana, 47403. Checks or money orders should be made payable to COTA, with “In Honor of Brandon K. R.” written on the memo line of the check. Secure credit card donations are also accepted online at http://cota.donorpages.com/PatientOnlineDonation/COTAforBrandonKR/.
Brandon’s family has asked for assistance from the Children’s Organ Transplant Association. The organization’s priority is to assure that no child or young adult is denied a transplant or excluded from a transplant waiting list due to lack of funds. One hundred percent of all funds raised are used for patients’ transplant-related expenses.