My cousin, Juliana Casey, needs a kidney transplant and we are working to raise funds for the transplant-related expenses.

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 Round Rock, volunteers are raising funds for transplant patients like local girl Juliana Casey. Born on February 28, 1991, Juliana was diagnosed with Lupus Nephritis, and doctors at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital in Palo Alto, California recommended a life-saving kidney transplant. An estimated $45,000 is being raised by Round Rock volunteers. Juliana is the daughter of Daniel and Kathryn Casey, and the sister of Christina, Nicholas, Brian, Alexandra, David and Isabel. Her grandparents are Douglas and Doris Terry and John Casey. Volunteers are needed to assist with fundraising activities. Individuals and groups interested in more information can contact Campaign Coordinator Maureen Connors at 512.335.2950 or [email protected].
Donations may be made in person at any Chase Bank branch location using account number 2917125540 or 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 Juliana C” written on the memo line of the check. Secure credit card donations are also accepted online at www.COTAforJulianaC.com. Juliana’s family has asked for assistance from the Children’s Organ Transplant Association. The organization’s priority is to assure that no child 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.

1. www.COTAforJulianaC.com

2. Trying to raise at least $45,000.