A child’s life is hanging in the balance in Atlanta because of a hospital’s confusing decision. Baby AJ Dickerson, 2, was born without functioning kidneys and is medically fragile. It was determined that his father, Anthony Dickerson, was a perfect match and plans were made to transplant his left kidney to his son. But because of a parole violation, Emory Hospital in Atlanta changed its mind to go forward with the transplant procedure. The hospital sent a letter to the family that stated, “The Living Donor Transplant Team at Emory has asked Mr. Dickerson for evidence of compliance from his parole officer for the next three months. We will re-evaluate Mr. Dickerson in January 2018 after receipt of his completed documentation.” In wird, Emory Hospital has potentially pronounced a death sentence on potential an innocent child.
Unfortunately, baby AJ can’t wait until January 2018 for Emory Hospital to ‘re-consider.’ On Sunday October 29, baby A.J. was rushed to the hospital to fight an infection that he probably would not be dealing with if the decision had been made to move forward with the transplant. Action is needed immediately from the community on a few fronts.
First, because the family is spending all of their time in the hospital with their child, we are asking the community to donate funds that will be used to provide food and to co feet the costs they incite when they travel to and from the hospital during this ordeal.
Members of our church are committed to making meals for the family so they do not have to rely on the expensive meals in the hospital. Any and all donations can be made below via your debit or credit card by clicking the DONATE button below.
We are also very clear that there is power in prayer. We are asking for you to keep this family lifted in prayer for a break through.