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Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

Be a Ray of hope for Mickey Noyer

Mickey Noyer is a nearly life-long resident of Newbury, NH, and a 51-year-old widowed mother of two teenage sons, who has lived her whole life under the shadow of Cystic Fibrosis. While the life expectancy for a Cystic Fibrosis patient is around 40, Mickey has been able to live her life fighting the odds, until now. At 51, the lungs that Mickey was gifted at birth have run their course. The time has come for a double bilateral lung transplant. For Mickey’s full story, please go to

The cost of this surgery can be overwhelming, but thanks to improved health coverage, much of the cost is covered.  However, it is not uncommon for a lung transplant patient to have out-of-pocket expenses of more than $25,000 for the transplant and follow-up care during the first months following the transplant, and $10,000 annually for medications and clinic visits following the life-saving transplant.

The Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) helps children and adults who need a life-saving transplant by providing fundraising assistance and family support. COTA is the nation’s only fundraising organization solely dedicated to raising life-saving dollars in honor of transplant-needy children and adults. 100% of each contribution made to COTA in honor of its patients helps meet transplant-related expenses. COTA’s services are free to its families, and gifts to COTA are tax deductible to donors to the fullest extent of the law.

Thank you for contributing what ever you can to help COTA help Mickey in this fight for her life.

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