OLATHE, Colo. - A family from Olathe is asking for community support after their young daughter received a life-saving liver transplant.
3-year-old Allison Koehn was born with a liver disease called Biliary Artesia. In order to fix the issue, the transplant team at Colorado Children's Hospital in Aurora recommended a liver transplant.
With the cost often exceeding thousands of dollars, most transplant families are unable to afford it on their own.
After losing her daughter to cancer, one local mother decided to help out the family by joining the Children's Organ Transplant Association, also known as COTA.
The organization has set a 50,000 dollar goal for Allison, but these funds will extend far beyond just her surgery.
"After getting her transplant they're going to be faced with financial problems with medicine, as well as going back and forth to the doctor," said Chelsey Corona, Community Coordinator for COTA.
Contributions can be sent to the Children's Organ Transplant Association. C . hecks should be made payable to " In honor of Allison K."
You can also pay online by visiting www.cotaforallisonk.com.