About Ashton Romero


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 Milwaukee, volunteers are raising funds for COTA in honor of transplant patients like local baby, Ashton Romero. 

Ashton is the son of Gina and Sal Romero.  Born on August 09, 2013, Ashton was diagnosed with Pulmonary Atresia.  The doctors at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee have recommended a life-saving heart transplant.  An estimated $60,000 is being raised by Milwaukee volunteers.