Guestbook

You may use this Guestbook to show your support for the family
and send them greetings by adding an entry below.

Rick Lofgren, COTA President
Greetings from COTA! I want to congratulate the COTA for Jude W volunteer team for a great effort raising funds for the campaign in honor of Jude! When I set the campaign fundraising goals with all of our families, I try to do so knowing that some communities and volunteer teams have more developed resources and connections than others, and in fundraising these are critical to success. With this in mind, I usually suggest a goal to COTA patients that I believe is needed for any patient’s long-term expenses and transplant-related costs, and the goal generally reflects the next four to five years of out-of-pocket costs. For example, most of our patients will have $5,000 in annual co-payments, deductibles, and medications, as well as another $5,000 or more of additional costs for clinic visits. This could mean $25,000 - $50,000 for these costs alone for any patient in two or three years after transplant. In this case, because your team and supporters have done such a great job leading up to the volunteer meeting, and with Jude’s ongoing care as he awaits transplant in Philadelphia, I spoke with Nicole this week and suggested that we amend the goal to better reflect the long-term expenses. Because of this, I have raised the goal for the COTA for Jude W campaign from $50,000 to $75,000 to reflect what I believe will be actual costs going forward for the next several years. Thank you for all the work and support you have provided to this point, and please keep the entire Ward family in your prayers as Jude continues along his transplant journey!
Sharen Choate
Sweet Jude, I pray your match is found soon!
The COTA Staff
We are happy to be working with you!
Looking forward to much success!