Burgess's son, AJ, battled a potentially deadly infection, contracted pneumonia, had surgery to implant a new port for his dialysis treatments and received blood transfusions before he was released from the hospital, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported.
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But his mother didn’t have a car to get AJ to his hemodialysis appointments three times a week, she wrote on Facebook.
That trouble ended Tuesday, when actor Tyler Perry gifted Burgess with a new car.
The family later learned a deceased donor kidney would be given to AJ this week, attorney Mawuli Davis said.