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Baby AJ gets new kidney; Tyler Perry buys family new car

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Baby AJ’s mom, Carmellia Burgess, has been depending on the kindness of friends and relatives to get her son to his dialysis treatments three times a week, for three hours a day.

It's all because she and her family were involved in a crash several weeks ago. No one was hurt, but the family car was totaled. Because of this setback, they’ve had a tough time getting AJ to his appointments.

Now, thanks to Tyler Perry, Burgess won't have to rely on others to get from place to place. And thanks to a deceased donor, AJ has a new kidney. Burgess is resting after having a successful transplant on Wednesday.

Doctors say the first tests show everything went smoothly. The family calls it a holiday miracle.

"They are looking forward to having a meet and greet in January for AJ's third birthday. While he will be in the hospital another week, they look forward to celebrating Thanksgiving here with him and his new kidney," said family attorney Maluwi Davis.

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As we have told you over the last several months, Baby AJ’s story has touched people all over the world.

Perry stepped forward to help Baby AJ’s family to get him to medical appointments. Perry brought Burgess to tears by gifting her a brand new car, a potentially life-saving gift that the family will never forget. 

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