COTA for Matthew Ouimet


American Health & Safety Training is proud to partner with COTA and the Ouimet family in raising funds for transplant related expenses.

Matthew is the son of Kelly and Kristi Ouimet. Born February 2011, Matthew was diagnosed with Primary Hyperoxyluria Type 1. As a 2 year old, he has endured four-hour dialysis treatments six days a week at UCSF. Primary Hyperoxyluria Type 1 is a genetic liver disease that affects the kidneys and is incurable. Essentially, the liver does not have the enzyme needed to eliminate the oxylate in his system. So the oxylate deposits in other organs, destroying them.  The kidneys are the first organs affected.  The only treatment is a kidney and liver transplant.

The doctors at UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco have recommended a life-saving kidney and liver transplant at an estimated cost of $60,000 once a viable donor organ can be found. Along with The Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA), we are helping fund raise to defray these costs. COTA is a national charity dedicated to organizing and guiding communities in raising funds for transplant-related expenses.  In Antioch, volunteers are raising funds for COTA in honor of transplant patients like local toddler Matthew Ouimet.

American Health & Safety Training is offering to donate $20 out of each $39.95 online CPR/First Aid training course for supporters of COTA in honor of Mathew Ouimet. Each course comes with a 2 year certification in CPR and First Aid.

To register and donate, click here and select “COTA – Mathew Ouimet” for your Organization/Group Affiliation.

CPR with First Aid Course

To ensure the $20 donation, don’t forget to select “COTA – Mathew Ouimet” for your Organization/Group Affiliation upon registration as a new user.

Help Mathew and learn a life skill that may help you save someone else’s life, too!