Memphis toddler receives new liver, FedEx flies her to Chicago for transplant
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Two-year-old Brooklyn Faris is about to have a new liver.
The family received a call Wednesday that a liver was available for Brooklyn in Chicago.
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.
“Brooklyn is a feisty girl; she’s really happy,” Brooklyn’s mom, Jesse Faris, told WREG earlier this month. “But she will fight for what she needs. I think that’s what’s kept her around this long.”
Brooklyn’s positive, fighting spirit has helped her survive, but it was the generous support of the community that will help make the transplant financially possible.
The Children’s Organ Transplant Association helped with multiple fundraising events, and FedEx lent a huge helping hand by offering to fly Brooklyn and her family to Chicago free of charge on one of its cargo planes, according to a Facebook post by the family.
“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.