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…