About Melanie and Rosie
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 Avon, volunteers are raising funds for transplant patients like local girls Melanie and Rosie Albright.
Melanie, born on October 16, 1995, and Rosie, born on June 10, 2000, have both been diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis. Doctors at Saint Louis Children’s Hospital in Missouri have recommended a life-saving double lung transplant. An estimated $60,000 is being raised by Avon volunteers.