April is Organ Donor Awareness Month

Trenton 2

It started with his mom, sisters and himself passing back and forth what all thought was a cold, but for some reason Trenton could not shake it. His parents decided to take him to the hospital on a Sunday and within hours he was being admitted. By that Wednesday he was being air cared to the Atlanta, GA Children’s Hospital with what they called Acute Liver Failure. It was decided by Saturday that Trenton would need a complete Liver transplant. Due to Trenton’s condition failing so rapidly he was put on top of the National Donor List.  On October 21, 2013 Trenton received a liver, and we could not be more appreciative to the family that lost their loved one and was able to save Trenton’s life.

It has been almost 6 months since the transplant and Trenton is starting to be his “normal” self again with the exception of a few things that he will now have to always watch the rest of his life. He just started playing baseball again last week and had his first game this past weekend and did amazing. Baseball is his passion. This child amazes me every day by his courageous spirit and the appreciation and love that he lets shine makes anyone want to smile.

On April 26, 2014 they will be having a benefit at Turfway Race Track to raise awareness for Organ Transplants and donors as well as raise money in Honor of Trenton for COTA. Transplants are not a cheap procedure and the expenses don’t stop after the transplant is completed. TheChildren’s Organ Transplant Association helps children and young adults who need a life-saving transplant by providing fundraising assistance and family support. COTA does not charge for its services and does not take a percentage of funds raised. To find out more info on COTA please visit www.cota.org.