About Rocco Mastramico
With the cost of a transplant often exceeding $500,000, many transplant patients 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-needy patients. In Pittsburgh, volunteers are raising funds for transplant patients like local baby Rocco Mastramico.
Born on September 3, 2010, Rocco was diagnosed with Biliary Atresia, and doctors at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania recommended a life-saving liver transplant. An estimated $65,000 is being raised by Pittsburgh volunteers.