About Alex Callan
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 Shippensburg, volunteers are raising funds for COTA in honor of transplant patients like local man, Alex Callan.
Alex is the husband of Jennifer Callan. Born on October 22, 1983, Alex was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis. The doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, performed a life-saving double lung transplant. An estimated $45,000 is being raised by Shippensburg volunteers.