Community rallies around 2 year old in need of kidney transplant


Update (3/14 6:00pm) — An official number has not been reached yet, but event coordinator, Meri Haworth, says she thinks they raised about $12,000.

Jenny also received a $5,000 grant from COTA for reaching $50,000.


Jacksonville, Ore. — People from all over the Rogue Valley gathered in Jacksonville on Saturday, to support a two year old fighting kidney disease.

Noah James needs a life-saving kidney transplant, according to his doctors. His mom, Jenny, is a match, but they need $200,000 for the procedure.

On Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church in Jacksonville, more than 100 people gathered to hear Noah’s story, and support him.

Jenny spoke about the help they’ve received, and how much her family appreciates it.

“In sharing our stories, we come to a place where we can, you know, I can say, ‘well I can’t make your life perfect, but maybe I can give you a meal tonight,'” Jenny said.

The Children’s Organ Transplant Association, or COTA,  has already helped them raise $50,000 so far. If you would like to  help Noah, click here.

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