About Adonis Ortiz
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 Tampa, volunteers are raising funds for COTA in honor of transplant patients like local toddler, Adonis Ortiz.
Adonis is the son of Aracelis and Exmir Ortiz. Born on December 07, 2010, Adonis was diagnosed with Short Bowel Syndrome. The doctors at Holtz Children’s Hospital in Miami, Florida, performed a life-saving multivisceral transplant on October 28, 2013. An estimated $30,000 is being raised by Tampa volunteers.