Charity helping to raise money for Decatur girl's heart transplant

DECATUR - A national charitable organization is raising money for a Decatur girl who underwent a life-saving heart transplant.

Officials for The Children's Organ Transplant Association say approximately $30,000 is being raised by volunteers to help pay for the costs of Millie Eynon's life-saving operation.  Millie was diagnosed with Dilated Cardiomyopathy, and received the life-saving procedure at the St. Louis Children's Hospital.

The Children's Organ Transplant Association is a national charity dedicated to organizing and guiding communities in raising funds for transplant-related expenses, with 100 percent of all money raised being used to help families with the cost of the procedure.

COTA officials are looking for volunteers to help with fundraising activities that will help with transplant-related expenses.  If you would like to volunteer, or for more information, contact Community Coordinator Sarah Ransdell at (217) 825-8806 or

Donations to help Millie's family with the cost of the procedure are also being accepted at this time.  Those who would like to donate may do so by mailing their donation to:

Children's Organ Transplant Association
2501 West COTA Drive
Bloomington, Indiana, 47403

Checks or money orders should be made payable to COTA, with "In Honor of Millie E" written on the memo line of the check.  Secure credit card donations are also being accepted at
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