Dress in “Purple Day” will be held at Westfield High School on Friday, April 25 and is the first in a series of 4 events to raise awareness for COTA (Children’s Organ Transplant Association) in honor of 15 yr. old Elle Haley who had a successful liver transplant in Aug. of 2012.
Elle was diagnosed with Autoimmune Hepatitis and after a harrowing bout with Sepsis, Elle received 35% of her dad’s liver! Today, Elle still struggles with transplant related issues such as organ rejection, immune suppressant drugs, and what would be a normal cold/infection for a freshman at Westfield High School is dangerous for her. She keeps her body as strong as she can by playing tennis and swimming for the High School.
Visit our COTA booth at the Westfield “Spring Fling” on Sunday, May 4th in downtown Westfield and enjoy our home made cupcakes!
Enjoy some “Wine and Cheese” at Jude Connally, a boutique offering modern classic clothing, on Thursday, May 8th from 5pm-9pm at 111 Central Ave. Westfield. 30% of all sales will be donated to the Children’s Organ Transplant Association in Honor of Elle.
Join our FAMILY FUN RUN on Saturday May 17th at Oak Ridge Park in Clark, NJ starting at 8:30 until 11:00am. Register online at www.cotaforelleh.com and bring your family and friends to support COTA .
The Children’s Organ Transplant Organization helps children and young adults like Elle all over the United States obtain transplants and cover transplant related expenses they might never have happened without COTA support.
April is National “Donate Life” month and more than 100,000 U.S. patients are waiting for a solid organ transplant, with another 30,000 searching for cord blood, marrow or stem cell match. Everyday 19 people die while waiting for an organ transplant.