About Isaac Buurstra
With the cost of a transplant often exceeding $500,000, many transplant families are unable to shoulder the financial burden of such a procedure. The Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) is a national charity dedicated to organizing and guiding communities in raising funds for transplant-related expenses. In Snohomish, volunteers are raising funds for COTA in honor of transplant patients like local boy, Isaac Buurstra.
Isaac is the son of Tim and Paige Buurstra. Born on February 06, 2012, Isaac was diagnosed with End-Stage Renal Disease. The doctors at Seattle Children’s Hospital have recommended a life-saving kidney transplant. An estimated $75,000 is being raised by Snohomish volunteers.
We're thrilled to announce...
Coming 2/23 - The choirs Breath of Aire and Mosaic are performing in a joint concert to benefit the Children's Organ Transplant Association in honor of Isaac Buurstra! Isaac received his kidney transplant late last year and is doing great, but we're still working to complete our $75000 fundraising goal. We're 70% there!
Tickets to the concert are $12.50, which will cover the cost of producing the concert. A freewill donation will be collected at the concert with all proceeds benefiting COTA to pay for kids' organ transplants.
Please spread the word! There are 492 seats and we'd love to fill the theater.
Where: Snohomish Performing Arts Center (at Snohomish High School)
When: Sunday February 23rd at 6PM (Doors open at 5:30)
Cost: $12.50 for tickets. A freewill donation will also be collected during the event.
How to buy tickets: Contact Andrew Moe to purchase tickets at 425-835-3765 or firstname.lastname@example.org
UPDATE -- 11/27/13 8:22pm
From Paige: "Isaac is in the ICU. Surgery went great. No blood transfusion. Surgeon and nephrologist were were really pleased with how things turned out. Kidney has already started making urine."
Latest update from Paige (mom): "They are starting blood flow to Isaac's new kidney. Pray that he will not need a blood transfusion."
Awesome news to share! Tim's (dad) surgery went well. The kidney has arrived at Seattle Children's Hospital and little Isaac's body is prepped and ready to receive it. We'll post more news as soon as we have it!
Visit our Team Isaac B's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/COTAforTeamIsaacB
Isaac's story is now on YouTube:
Would you be willing to post a poster at your favorite restaurant, church, business, community center? We've got one ready-to-print...
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