Emory Healthcare Approves Kidney Transplant For 2-Year-Old A.J. Burgess
Emory Moving Forward With Baby A.J.’s Kidney Transplant
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Emory Healthcare has agreed to move forward with the kidney transplant surgery for 2-year-old baby A.J. Burgess after coming under fire for halting the process when his father violated his probation.
In a Friday afternoon press conference, Mawali Davis said the child, who was admitted last week to Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta for pneumonia, will have surgery today to remove an infection. Once the child has healed, Davis and his firm said Emory will continue the process of approving the donation.
Davis’ firm, Davis/Bozeman Law, represent A.J.’s parents, Anthony Dickerson and Carmellia Burgess.
A.J. was born without kidneys. Dickerson is a 100% percent and wants to donate a kidney to his son, but Emory initially denied the transplant because his father had recently violated his parole
Facing mounting pressure and criticism, the CEO of Emory Healthcare apologized Thursday night for what he calls “a breakdown in communication” with the boy’s parents.
In a statement issued late Thursday night, Emory Healthcare CEO Dr. Jonathan Lewin said, “We have had an open and honest discussion in focusing on our shared goal of ensuring the health and well-being of A.J. and his father.
“In reviewing our communication with the family, Emory Healthcare wants to acknowledge and apologize for a breakdown in communication on our part. In addition, the Emory Healthcare team and the family agreed to meet again on Monday, Nov. 6, to continue the process.
“In our meeting, we were able to review the situation and agree that moving forward on behalf of AJ is everyone’s most important goal.”
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