A Georgia mother whose toddler has been waiting for a kidney transplant his whole life was gifted a car on Tuesday -- hours before a kidney donor was found.
Carmellia Burgess brought her son home from Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta on Nov. 8, where he’d been since Oct. 29.
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.
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.