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'Monty's Heroes' to raise money for local boy's medical expenses

The Woodinville Weekly of Woodinville, Washington

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A group of volunteers from the Greater Seattle area has been working with the Children's Organ Transplant Association (COT A) to raise funds for transplant-related expenses for children. With the cost of a transplant often exceeding $500,000, many transplant families are unable to shoulder the financial burden of such a procedure.

This past summer an 8-year-oldboy from Kirkland named Monty was diagnosed with acute liver failure. He underwent a liver transplant at Seattle Children's Hospital.

In Monty's case, he is 1 of 17 million children that go into acute liver failure due to a rare autoimmune reaction, in which children get a cold virus, and the normal immune response does not shut off, but rather attacks a vital organ. Monty's family and friends are rallying together as "Monty's Heroes" to collaborate with the Children's Organ Transplant Association, and have organized a fundraising event not to be missed.

On Saturday, Nov. 14 at 5 p.m., The Duvall Tavern, located at 15807 Main St, Duvall, will be hosting a benefit auction for the Children's Organ Transplant Association (COTA). Tickets are $30 per person, and admission includes dinner.

There will be a cash bar, live and silent auctions, raffles, wine ring toss and more! Doors open at 5, dinner starts at 6:30, silent auction closes and live auction begins at 7p.m. 100 percent of money raised benefits COTA, a 501 (c3) organization. Tickets must be purchased by Oct. 30 and only 150 tickets are available. Contact Julie at montysheroes2015@gmail.com or call 206-715-4866 to reserve your place today!

For further information about COTA, please visit their website at www.cota.org. If you would like to make a donation towards Monty's campaign you can do so here: cota.donorpages.com/PatientOnlineDonation/COTAforMontyH.



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Original Publication Date: October 19, 2015



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