About Johnny Damato
ABOUT JOHNNY: The son of John and Rita Damato, Johnny is an 18-year-old from Fort Lee, NJ with a passion for baseball, family and friends. He was born with a rare heart defect which began to manifest itself at the age of 14.
On June 13, 2012, Johnny received a life-saving emergency heart transplant from the doctors at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, NY. Today, Johnny maintains an ongoing regimen of medication and closely monitors his health with regular doctor visits and testing.
For the past four years, the family has been challenged to cover the cost of the surgery, continual visits to the doctor and expensive anti-rejection medications which Johnny will have to take for the rest of his life.
Tax-deductible donations made through COTA, a registered 501(c)3, go directly to pay for transplant related expenses. The need is urgent and ongoing, so anything you can do to assist is much appreciated.
Contact Us: If you're interested in being a volunteer, sponsor, or hosting event to benefit COTAforJohnny D, please contact Mary Gendron (Community Coordinator) at: mgendron@MG-PR.COM or call daytime: 212-980-9065 or mobile: 917-340-1006.