Spaghetti Dinner

February 17, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
First Covenant Church
2625 E. Magnolia Rd
Amy Thompson

February is American Heart Month and we have a little guy who needs a heart!  A Spaghetti Dinner will be held for COTA in honor of Peter Hernandez, a Salina infant who needs a heart transplant.  The event is planned for Sunday, February 17th at First Covenant Church.  Five month old Peter is receiving treatment at Children’s Mercy Hospital awaiting his heart transplant. Funds are being raised for COTA in honor of Peter to assist with transplant-related expenses.


The dinner will be held from 5:00-7:00 in the fellowship hall at First Covenant Church, 2625 E. Magnolia Rd, Salina.  There is no cost for the dinner, but donations will be accepted.  The dinner will include spaghetti and meatballs, salad, garlic bread, and homemade cinnamon rolls.


“The family and friends of Peter want to encourage everyone in the community to attend our upcoming dinner in an effort to help give Baby Peter a second chance at life,” said Event Chair, Patti Fiorillo.  “100% of the profits from the dinner will assist with​ ​transplant-related expenses.”


You can read more about Peter’s story at​​.  Local volunteers are raising an estimated $75,000 for COTA in honor of Peter Hernandez to assist with transplant-related expenses throughout his lifetime.  For more information about the dinner, or other fundraising and volunteer opportunities, please contact Patti Fiorillo at 785-342-1544/​​.


Peter’s family has asked for assistance from the Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA), a national charity based in Bloomington, Indiana.  COTA is dedicated to organizing and guiding communities in raising funds for transplant-related expenses.  COTA’s services are completely free of charge, and 100% of funds generated by COTA community fundraising campaigns are available for transplant-related expenses.