Join us for Hope for Henry, a COTA sponsored event hosted in conjunction with MadTree Brewery & Catch-A-Fire Pizza in honor of Henry R. who is in need of a kidney transplant. Henry and his family will be at the event and hope to see you there! Purchase tickets now to lock-in earlybird pricing. Admission tickets include two drinks from MadTree Brewery and unlimited pizza from Catch-A-Fire. Come ready to bid on silent auction packages to Cincinnati hotspots and even a vacation destination. No tickets will be sold at the door. This is an adults only event due to space limitations.
Interested in corporate event sponsorship or donating a package from your business for the silent auction? Contact email@example.com. Event sponsors will be listed on the event page, website and Facebook page.
At 15 pounds and 4 ounces, one year old Henry is a fighter. Born six weeks premature with End Stage Renal Failure, Henry spent his first days fighting for his life in the NICU. Days turned to weeks to months, as a team of dedicated nurses and doctors rallied to support Henry in his fight.
Henry’s mom, Elizabeth, vividly remembers her 20 week ultrasound. Elizabeth shares, “During that visit, we found out that our baby boy had kidneys problems. We were immediately referred to the high risk OB. They said he wouldn't have a chance. We chose to believe God had a purpose for us. It wasn't our choice but His. The following days and months were a whirlwind of tests, ultrasounds, doctor visits, meetings with our team at Cincinnati Children's Hospital and 8 amniocentesis where I was given more amniotic fluid to keep Henry alive. All leading up to the birth our of our little miracle, Henry, on February 15, 2016. When Henry was born the doctors told us he wouldn't make it. Yet time after time he's proved them wrong. Henry continues to make amazing progress!”
After four and a half challenging months in the NICU, Henry was given the green light his parents had been praying for and released from the hospital.
Today, Henry continues to thrive but his family and doctors remain vigilant with round-the-clock care for his under-functioning kidney. He will need a life-saving kidney transplant in the near future.
With the cost of a transplant often exceeding $500,000, most transplant families are unable to shoulder the financial burden of such a procedure alone.
On April 29, we have an incredible opportunity to come alongside the Rogers in a very tangible way and show them we are fighting for Henry too. Join us at MadTree Brewery 2.0 for a fun celebration in honor of Henry. All proceeds from the event will assist with transplant-related expenses now and throughout his lifetime.
The Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) is a national charity dedicated to organizing and guiding communities in raising funds for transplant-related expenses for Henry and children like him. Volunteers in Cincinnati, Indianapolis and Chicago are raising funds for COTA in honor of Henry.