‘Baby A.J.’ gets a kidney; family gets a car
The toddler once denied a crucial kidney transplant is adjusting to his new organMonday November 27, 2017 03:34 pm EST
Burgess was born premature and without working kidneys. His father, Anthony Dickerson, was set to donate one of his own to help his son, although a parole violation threw a wrench in those plans. Emory Healthcare said, due to U.S. Department of Health codes, the hospital couldn’t transplant an organ from someone so recently in jail.
But after a few weeks of waiting and an enormous outcry by people who said Emory Hospital was depriving Baby A.J. of an important operation, the 3-year-old on Wednesday received a kidney from another donor.
And as if that wasn’t enough good news for Burgess’ family, Tyler Perry recently bought them a car to help bring A.J. to doctors’ appointments, according to CBS46.