About Adrian Najera
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-needy patients. In Aubrey, volunteers are raising funds for transplant patients like local toddler, Adrian Najera.
Adrian is the son of Daniel and Rosemary Najera. Born on June 8, 2008, Adrian was diagnosed with Bilateral Renal Dysplasia. The doctors at the Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, Texas have recommended a life-saving kidney transplant. An estimated $55,000 is being raised by Aubrey volunteers.
Adrian Najera is three years old. He lives in Aubrey, Texas with his parents and his 8 year-old sister Vanessa. At one week old, he was diagnosed with chronic kidney disease.
Adrian has been approved for a life-saving kidney transplant, but we need your help. Adrian’s Angels is a fundraising effort by his friends and family to help give Adrian a chance at life.
Adrian was born on June 8, 2008. Everything checked out fine and by the 2nd day they were able to take him home. Over the next week they noticed that he didn’t seem to have a big appetite and he was a little jaundice. On Monday morning, June 16 they took him to his Pediatrician and he said the jaundice will eventually go away and his appetite will increase. The Najera’s felt that there was something else going on with their son and took him straight to the ER.
It was at that time that they confirmed something was wrong with Adrian. The ER doctor came in with a very concerned look and told the parents that Adrian’s labs were very abnormal. He told them that an ambulance from Children’s was on the way to take Adrian because they did not have the proper equipment to treat him.
When they arrived at Children’s, several members of the medical team were waiting for him to perform several exams including a spinal tap.
The next thing was to take a sonogram of his organs; it revealed that Adrian’s kidneys were not fully developed.
You can imagine the nightmare of such news. Only a week ago they were celebrating the birth of their 2nd child and now they stood in front of a Nephrologist explaining to them that Adrian was going to need dialysis before he left the hospital. After two weeks in ICU and with the Grace of GOD, Adrian was able to go home.
The Road Ahead
Fast forward to the present, although Adrian has defied all challenges and remains stable… the time is nearing where he will need to undergo a transplant. Adrian’s mother Rosemary, is a match and is currently going through the donor clearing process. Once she is cleared then it’s just a waiting game. We are blessed to have such a wonderful medical team watching over our son. The power of prayer is real, “Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer”.
Can You Help?
The most important thing you can do is to support the efforts of Adrian’s Angels fundraising by giving to the Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) in honor of Adrian. COTA, is a 501(c)3 charitable organization, with all donations fully tax-deductible.
While his family has medical insurance, it doesn’t cover the full cost of the transplant itself, transportation and lodging costs related to the transplant, follow-up care expenses, and life long anti-rejection medication.
These costs have been estimated to be at least $55,000. Please help raise this amount so that Adrian can continue to experience life.
Want to help save a life? You can do it with a “penny”
Help us reach our goal: “ONE MILLION PENNIES FOR ADRIAN”
Adrian is 3 years old and he will be undergoing a Kidney transplant in the near future. Help us by giving us your “Pennies” - it will make a difference in Adrian’s life.
Tell your family and friends to join in on the penny collection drive. To read my story or to donate online please visit my website at
Children’s Organ Transplant Association – 100 % of donations help pay for transplant related expenses.
Please call, text or email my Aunt Rachel Salas if you can help!