About Johnny Damato

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Summer is around the corner. Get into shape and raise funds for a great cause through Franklin Lakes Mayor's Wellness campaign. They're hosting a basketball benefit on June 1st for COTA. To register, sponsor or get more information, go to www.franklinlakes.org and click on Basketball 4 Franklin Lakes icon on right of page. 

 If you cannot attend, hit a three-pointer by making a donation here at: CotaForJohnnyD.com. Donations Accepted for Children’s Organ Transplant Association 501(c)3 Not-For-Profit.

The son of John and Rita Damato, Johnny is a 17-year-old from Fort Lee, NJ with a passion for baseball, family and riding his bike with friends. He was born with a rare heart defect which began to manifest itself two years ago.

On June 13, 2012, Johnny received a life-saving emergency heart transplant from the doctors at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, NY.

With the cost of a heart transplant often exceeding $500,000, the Damatos are 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.

Contact US
 If you're interested in being a volunteer, sponsor, or hosting event to benefit COTAforJohnny D, please contact Mary Gendron (Fundraising Coordinator) at: mgendron@MG-PR.COM or call daytime: 212-980-9065 or mobile: 917-340-1006.

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