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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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Madeline’s Story

by Shani Sam. A chance meeting with Debbie Bielech, founder of the Children’s Organ Transplant Society of B.C., helped us survive the difficult transplant journey with our daughter. We met Debbie after a stressful weekend in and out of BC Children’s Hospital. Our daughter Madeline was born with what is thought to be a variant…

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