About Crosby Hoots

My Story

My name is Crosby.

I was born on January 7th, 2013, and I am the son of Phillip and Gina Hoots.  I have been diagnosed with Biliary Atresia, which is a rare disease of the liver and bile ducts that occurs in infants.  This disease prevents me from gaining weight, growing like other babies my age, and gives me worsening jaundice.  My condition has worsened to the point where my doctors at St. Louis Children’s Hospital in Missouri have recommended a life-saving liver transplant to make me well.  

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-related expenses.

In Mt. Zion, volunteers are raising funds for COTA in honor of transplant patients like local baby, Crosby Hoots.  A goal of $50,000 has been set to assist with immediate and future medical bills.  With your help, this goal can be achieved.  All donations are fully tax-deductible and are administered by COTA. There are no administrative costs and 100% of all money raised goes directly to uncovered transplant-related expenses.

Thank you for caring.                                                                      

Crosby Steele Hoots


Please keep yourself updated on Crosby's journey to his life-saving liver transplant in the blog section!