We all know that commercial airline flight schedules are unreliable. This can be tragically inconvenient for passengers, but sometimes the stakes are higher than annoyance and delays cause true life-or-death scenarios.
The Faris family faced one of these grave situations last winter when a storm grounded their flight from their home in Memphis to the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago where their adopted 2-year-old daughter, Brooklyn, was expected the next morning for a crucial liver transplant.
Brooklyn was born in China with a rare genetic disease that deteriorates the liver, called Alagille syndrome. Since her chances of receiving a transplant in time in her native home were slim, her adoptive parents, Nick and Jesse, jumped at the chance to bring her to the States, where she would get the medical care she needed.
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