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 balances his medical condition with studies as a freshman at Montclair State University.
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.
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