FedEx defies weather to save 2-year-old

FedEx defies weather to save 2-year-old

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - FedEx swooped in to help save a 2-year-old Memphis girl from what looked like certain death.

"Brooklyn needs a liver and if she does not receive a transplant she will not survive," mother Jesse Faris said.

Jesse and Nick Faris adopted 2-year-old Brooklyn knowing she would need the procedure to save her life.

Since the adoption, they have been waiting for doctors to find a suitable donor.

"We're trusting the Lord and friends and family to come alongside us," Faris said.

Around 1 p.m. Wednesday, family friend John Carroll announced on Facebook that doctor's had found Brooklyn a liver donor.

The Faris family needed to be in Chicago by 10 a.m. Thursday. The problem: weather had canceled more than 700 flights.

Weather was going to keep Brooklyn from getting her liver.

Her plight caused an uproar on social media., so much so that it caught the attention of FedEx.

The Memphis-based company has its own hangar. That means the company can decide on a case-by-case basis if its pilot can make the flight safely.

FedEx decided to put Brooklyn and her family on a cargo plane headed to Chicago. They didn't ask the Faris family to pay a dime.

The plane landed in Chicago just in time to get Brooklyn to the hospital and start the process to make her healthy.

Doctors prepped Brooklyn and began a 13-hour surgery to remove Brooklyn's old liver and replace it with a new one.

At the time of this story, Brooklyn was still in surgery. will be sure to update you as we learn how the surgery went.

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