Children’s Organ Transplant Association

A Texas Dad Gives Daughter One of His Kidneys: Father’s Day Will Be Extra Special This Year

COTA Teen Cassidy Bogner Kidney Transplant Recipient

June is a month full of family and fun, especially on the third weekend of the month when families gather to celebrate dads. Father’s Day has always been a special holiday for the Bogner family of Aledo, Texas. But this year it has even greater significance as the family of five will celebrate Father’s Day and the two-year anniversary of Cassidy receiving a life-saving kidney transplant from her dad. From infancy, Nick and Renae Bogner […]

A Little Boy Receives the Best Gift — A New Liver from Mommy

This Month He Celebrates a Big Birthday Before Santa’s Arrival December is the month when many focus on gifts. For a Georgia transplant family, December is the month to celebrate the ultimate gift — the gift of life. This family’s toddler will be celebrating his third birthday in a few days, thanks to receiving part of his mommy’s liver when he was just five months old. For the Melvilles it is a very different December than […]