Media Alert

Jonesboro Boy Receives Life-Saving Transplant

Jonesboro, Georgia -- 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-related expenses.  In Jonesboro, volunteers are raising funds for COTA in honor of transplant patients like local boy, Hunter Moore. 

Hunter is the son of Robert and Diana Moore.  Born on November 15, 2011, Hunter was diagnosed with Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency.  The doctors at Egleston Children’s Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, performed a life-saving liver transplant on December 29, 2015.  An estimated $50,000 is being raised by Jonesboro volunteers. 

Volunteers are needed to assist with fundraising activities that will help with transplant-related expenses.  Individuals and groups interested in more information can contact Community Coordinator Katie Bowen at 404.732.8428 or kbowen305@gmail.com.  Media representatives may contact the campaign Public Relations Coordinator Sarah Dickens at 770.616.9166 or sarahdickens@comcast.net for more information about the family or the COTA community fundraising campaign.

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 Hunter M.” written on the memo line of the check.  Secure credit card donations are also accepted online at www.COTAforHunterM.com.

Hunter’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.