A two-year-old boy born without kidneys is fighting for his life—and he finally found a 100 percent match in his father. But Anthony Dickerson Sr. can’t donate his organ to his son A.J. because he recently violated his probation.
According to WTSP, Dickerson was arrested in Georgia for violating his probation last month and charged with possession of a firearm.
At first, he claims Emory Hospital officials in Atlanta weren’t too concerned about his recent arrest sending a letter to the Gwinnett County Jail supporting his involvement in the upcoming procedure.
“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, this supportive sentiment changed when Dickerson was released from jail.
According to Dickerson, he later received a letter that said the life-saving surgery is to be put on hold until next year.
It read: “The Living Donor Transplant Team at Emory as 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.”
Source: BAW /