Medford, Ore. – Since the day Alejandro Munoz was born in 2006, it was known that he would eventually need a kidney transplant–he has spent most of his short life fighting stage four kidney disease.
According to the Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA), as the Medford 10-year-old gets older, his body mass will increase and his kidneys will not be able to process the change, and will lose functionality. He is nearing the time when his kidneys will not be able to keep up with the rest of his body and his doctors have recommended a life-saving kidney transplant.
COTA said the cost of a transplant often exceeds $500,000. So far, an estimated $50,000 is being raised by Medford volunteers, but more volunteers are needed to assist in fundraising activities. People interested in helping with Alejandro’s transplant costs are urged to contact Community Coordinator Nicholle Zamores at 541.973.7994 or [email protected].
Donations can be accepted online at http://www.COTAforAlejandroM.com
You can follow Alejandro’s journey on the Team Alejandro Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/teamalejandrom/
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