2-Year-Old Denied Life-Saving Kidney Transplant Because of Dad’s Probation Violation – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A life-saving procedure has been delayed for a 2-year-old boy, who was born prematurely without functioning kidneys, because his dad violated his probation. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to reports, a kidney transplant was scheduled for Oct. 3, just days after the child’s father, who was a 100 percent perfect match for his son, was arrested for violating his probation. Anthony Dickerson was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Prior to his release, Emory Hospital, where the scheduled surgery was set to take place, sent a letter to Gwinnett County jail, saying, “Mr. Dickerson is currently in custody for a parole violation. If Mr. Dickerson could be escorted to Emory for blood work and a pre-operative appointment tomorrow, September 29, we will be able to continue with the scheduled surgery.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ However, once Dickerson was released, that’s when things took a turn for the worse. The hospital delayed the procedure, saying they needed to make sure Dickerson was complying with the terms of his parole for the next three months before they could proceed with the transplant. However, the family believes that the violation shouldn’t delay the process if the donor is healthy and clean, as it has become more urgent after AJ, the 2-year-old, suffered a stroke. But, his dad will not be re-evaluated by the hospital until January 2018 “after the receipt of his completed documentation.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “It’s about my son,” AJ’s mother said. “He’s been through a lot. It’s like we’ve been waiting on this. And Dad making a mistake shouldn’t affect what he wants to do with our son,” adding that January may be too late for her young son. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Now, the couple says their only option is to get on the wait list for kidney transplants.