Meet Julian

Julian’s Story Julian and his mother were initially introduced by a social worker to the Children’s Organ Transplant Society when they moved back to British Columbia. Julian’s transplant experience has been an intense medical journey. At just one-month-old, he was put on the Berlin Heart—a ventricular assistance device that provides mechanically operates the heart. Only…

Meet Diego

Diego was born extremely premature, which resulted in multiple health complications, including severe jaundice. After being monitored in the NICU for 45 days and undergoing many tests, doctors determined that Diego had Alagille syndrome—a rare genetic condition in which abnormalities in the bile ducts damage major organs. In Diego’s case, the Alagille syndrome was in…

Meet Nico—COTS Alumni

We would like to take a moment to appreciate alumni, Nico Jiminez—one of the most positive, inspirational young men we have had the pleasure of getting to know at COTS. We had the pleasure of speaking with Nico and hearing about his unique transplant experience.

Meet April

April was seven months old when she had her liver transplant and she is now fifteen years old. Her mother Sun was a living donor to April and says that she feels even more connected to her daughter now. Prior to the transplant process, Sun had never had surgery. She was always healthy, but after…

Meet Addison

Addison had her transplant nine years ago when she was just three weeks old and has been with COTS for the past eight years. Her mother, Elaine, shared that her biggest concerns when she and her husband first found out that Addison needed a transplant was: Will she survive? How long will she have? What…

Our 2020 Ambassador: Laurel

The Children’s Organ Transplant Society is ecstatic to welcome Laurel as our 2020 ambassador! Her story as the first surviving pediatric double-lung transplant recipient in BC is our pleasure to tell. Here is her story: Laurel was born with a high Apgar score– a test given to newborn babies based on appearance, pulse, grimace response,…

2019 Season of Giving Wishlist

Happy Season of Giving! This past year, the Children’s Organ Transplant Society has been called upon more than ever to help families deal with financial burden. Together, we can help brighten the lives of BC’s organ transplant children. Help us raise the necessary funds to support COTS families by donating! Find two options below, with…

Our 2019 Impact Report: Thank you for making a difference in the lives of children.

Thank you for supporting the Children’s Organ Transplant Society of BC and helping children who are waiting for an organ transplant, and those who have had a transplant. You are making a difference in the lives of people like nine-year old Logyn Booth. At the age of two, a disease began attacking his kidneys and…