Media Alert

Kansas City Man In Need of Life-Saving Transplant  

Kansas City, Missouri -- With the cost of a transplant often exceeding $500,000, many transplant families 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-related expenses.  In Kansas City, volunteers are raising funds for COTA in honor of transplant patients like local man, Chad Sellhorst.  

Chad is the son of David and Cheryl Sellhorst.  Born on February 14, 1990, Chad was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis.  The doctors at University of Minnesota Medical Center in Minneapolis have recommended a life-saving double lung transplant.  An estimated $100,000 is being raised by Kansas City volunteers.  

Volunteers are needed to assist with fundraising activities that will help with transplant-related expenses.  Individuals and groups interested in more information can contact Community Coordinator Barbara Boesel at 816-407-9991 or benefit4chad@gmail.com.  Media representatives may contact the campaign Public Relations Coordinator Marci Mulloy at 913-669-4196 or marcimulloy@yahoo.com for more information about the family or the COTA community fundraising campaign. 

Donations may be mailed to the Children’s Organ Transplant Association, 2501 West COTA Drive, Bloomington, Indiana, 47403.  Checks or money orders should be made payable to COTA, with “In Honor of Chad WS” written on the memo line of the check.  Secure credit card donations are also accepted online at www.COTAforChadWS.com.  

Chad’s family has asked for assistance from the Children’s Organ Transplant Association.  The organization’s priority is to assure that no child or young adult is denied a transplant or excluded from a transplant waiting list due to lack of funds.  One hundred percent of all funds raised are used for patients’ transplant-related expenses.