Carmellia Burgess, center, cries as Anthony Dickerson, left, looks on as they attend a news conference regarding their 2-year-old son A.J. who is waiting for a kidney transplant outside Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. Dickerson is a perfect match and was scheduled to give a kidney to his son in a surgery that had been planned for Oct. 3. An Emory University Hospital official sent Burgess a letter saying until Dickerson could show that he has complied with the conditions of his parole for three months the surgery would be delayed. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
AJ battled a potentially deadly infection, contracted pneumonia, had surgery to implant a new port for his dialysis treatments and received blood transfusions before he was released from the hospital, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported.