About Emily Wood
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 Robbinsdale, volunteers are raising funds for COTA in honor of transplant patients like local teen, Emily Wood.
Emily is the daughter of Jay and Michelle Wood. Born on April 7, 1995, Emily was diagnosed with Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma. The doctors at University of Minnesota Medical Center in Minneapolis performed a life-saving bone marrow transplant February 22, 2013. An estimated $60,000 is being raised by volunteers.