CHICAGO — Two-year-old Brooklyn Faris made it to Chicago and will soon be in surgery to have a new liver.
The family received the call Wednesday that a liver was available, but commercial flights had been cancelled due to a snow storm.
How did they get there?
FedEx stepped in and offered to fly the family to Chicago on one of its corporate planes.
The transplant will take from 7-13 hours.
The Children’s Organ Transplant Association helped with multiple fundraising events to help with overall costs.
Diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder called Allagille Syndrome when she was an infant, Brooklyn was given a 50 percent chance of living just four to six months.
Brooklyn is now in liver failure and desperately needs the transplant.
"Memphis has been so incredibly generous to the Faris family and now the real need begins. Let’s see sweet Brooklyn all the way through! Today we pray for Brooklyn’s healing and we praise God for all He is doing," the family wrote in another post.