• Germantown toddler in need of life-saving transplant

    By: Tony Atkins

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    A local toddler is in desperate need of a a life-saving kidney transplant. 

    >>PHOTOS: Germantown toddler in need of life-saving transplant

    Little Elena Liriano, who was born last year, was diagnosed with Polycystic Kidney Disease. 

    Now, the Children's Organ Transplant Association is looking for volunteers to help Elena and children like her who are in need of transplants. 

    Transplants can often cost more than $500,000. 

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    Germantown volunteers are working to raise $50,000 for Elena. They have raised about $11,500 so far. 

    She is being treated at LeBonheur Children's Hospital. 

    If you are interested in volunteering, reach out to Community Coordinator Lia Savino at COTAforElenaL@gmail.com

    Donations can be mailed to the Children's Organ Transplant Association at 2501 West COTA Drive, Bloomington, Indiana 47403. Make checks payable to COTA with "In Honor of Elena L" in the memo line. 

    You can follow Elena's journey on her mother's blog here

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