There’s a couple in Memphis, Tennessee named Jesse and Nick Faris who’ve been waiting a year for a liver transplant for their two-year-old daughter.
She’s adopted, her name is Brooklyn, and she has a genetic condition called Alagille syndrome. Back in 2014, they were told there was a 50% chance she’d only survive six months.
But she held on for SIXTEEN months, and they finally got a call last Wednesday about a donor in Chicago.
The problem was, they had to be there by early Thursday morning for the surgery. And all the flights were either full or cancelled because of a snowstorm.
So one of their friends got in touch with FedEx, which is based in Memphis. Then they got a call telling them to be at the airport in a half-hour. And when they got there, FedEx had two pilots and a corporate JET waiting for them.
They ended up landing in Chicago Wednesday night . . . the surgery happened Thursday morning . . . and Brooklyn’s doctors expect her to make a full recovery.
A spokesman for FedEx said it was an “extraordinary circumstance,” and that they’re happy they were in a position where they could help.