Donations are made through the Bumblee Foundation, a non-profit organization.

All donations are tax deductible. 

Please make sure to specify your donation is for  MATEO COTA.


If you would like to support Mateo, please click the link below "Support Mateo... DONATE"

Thank you so much for your support. The Cota Family is extremely grateful. 

So many of you have asked the Cota family how you can help. Asking for help is uncomfortable but with Mateo's next step of his journey, it is time to be honest and share. 

Mateo's mom, Erika, has been on unpaid leave since September and at this time it is unclear what will happen with her employment. Erika and Mateo have relocated to southern California for Mateo's treatment. Mateo will be inpatient for at least 6-8 weeks, or possibly longer, depending on side effects. 

Due to the distance that the Cota family lives from the hospital, they are required to live nearby until at least the end of May. Mateo's dad, Big Ed, plans to be with Erika and Mateo for the first 6 to 8 weeks and is currently applying for Family Paid Leave... which will only be 60% of his normal wages. Unfortunately, for now he is on unpaid leave.... leaving the Cota family with no current income. 

The Cotas are asking for help so they can be with Mateo during this tough time, and not have to worry about a financial crisis. 

Donations that the Cota family would appreciate:

  • Money - Donations through the Bumblee Foundation (click the donate button above) go directly to Mateo. All donations are tax deductible. Thank you Bumblebee! 
  • Gift Cards - Visa or Mastercard, Trader Joe's, Lassen's, Whole Foods, Amazon, Vons, Chevron, Blaze Pizza, Panera, Olive Garden
  • PS4 (Playstation) Gift Cards or itunes... to keep Mateo entertained!

Donations can be mailed to:

                PO BOX 1472

                Arroyo Grande, CA 93421