With the cost of a transplant often exceeding $500,000, many transplant patients 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 Ironton, volunteers are raising $35,000 for transplant patients like local teen, Bethany Bibb.
I go to school with this girl, & she is truly a blessing. <3 She received her lung transplant and is breathing, as well as moving on her own for the first time in years. The lungs she got came from a male, deceased, but that one person helped save multiple lives- including Bethany’s.