The Youth Needing Organ & Tissue Transplants Foundation (YNOTT?) is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to providing support to pediatric transplant patients, promoting health prevention and wellness in the community, and increasing awareness about the need for organ and tissue donation.
Our slogan is “YNOTT? Brighten A Child’s Day” and our guiding vision is to Brighten The Lives of Children who have experienced organ failure and other life threatening illnesses.
The YNOTT? Foundation was founded September 6th, 2007. The vision for the foundation came to me just before my twenty-first birthday, when during a routine physical, I was diagnosed with end-stage Renal Disease (Kidney Failure). Before long, I found myself adjusting to a life on dialysis. I often questioned “why me, why now?”. Then I realized, “why not me?”. Why not apply my experiences to offer hope and to help others fight organ failure? My passion to help youth like myself at the time inspired me to form the YNOTT? Foundation.
YNOTT? has provided support to hundreds of pediatric transplant patients nationwide, been featured in numerous media spotlights, and received a number of awards and honors for our services in the community.
We educate pediatric transplant patients on the importance of staying compliant both pre- and post-transplant, and improve their transition to adult care. We host health awareness events in the community to help prevent future diagnosis by educating people on healthy lifestyle choices and other preventive measures. Lastly, we actively encourage and promote organ and tissue donation in the community.
In order to continue providing our services, we need your support. Supporting our efforts allows us the ability to directly impact lives in the community!
Regardless of the gift amount, be assured that your donation is used to impact lives through our Foundation’s mission. Your generosity is greatly appreciated and will leave a lasting imprint on the lives of families.
Edward Drake II
- Founder and CEO
YNOTT? Foundation “Youth Needing Organ & Tissue Transplants”