Wednesday, October 24, 2007

COTA Update

I just wanted to post a quick note that we have officially started our account through the Children's Organ Transplant Association or COTA. This is the group that will set up a tax sheltered account for fundraising for Keegan's transplant-related expenses. Money donated to Keegan's campaign will be available to him for the rest of his life for things such as prescription co-pays, deductibles, hospital admissions, routine procedures like echos, x-rays and biopsies, and more. Donations will be managed by a trustee, so it is assured that the money is used for transplant needs, not clothes or a vacation (although we could really use one about now!). All donations go 100% to Keegan's needs; COTA does not take any percentage for their work. You can visit www.cota.org for more info about the organization.

We have a few more steps to go through to get our campaign actually started, but we will probably be able to accept simple donations as early as the beginning of November. We have had a lot of good fundraising suggestions from y'all, and we'll start organizing those soon. Once the campaign is set up, this website will be merged with our COTA site. Hopefully that will be a seamless transition for all of Keegan's loyal prayer buddies!

On another note, we go to the hospital for our second clinic of the week tomorrow. We will also tape our segment for the Children's Miracle Network phonathon which will air in December. Everything health-wise has been looking good lately, but the doctors are really watching his weight gain. Keegan is 6 weeks old today and hasn't officially gained a full pound yet (maybe by tomorrow he will). Obviously, most 6 week olds have nearly doubled their birth weight or more. He truly finishes about 4 of his 8 two-ounce bottles a day. Please pray that Keegan starts really eating well and gaining weight. The last thing we want is to have the ng tube back. We'll let you know what the doctors say tomorrow, and hopefully I will be able to get a few pics of the phonathon taping. Thanks again for your support and prayers.