Sept Day 14: TJ Anderson. Waiting, and waiting, and waiting.

WBTV Charlotte | Molly Grantham

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Sept Day 14: TJ Anderson. Get to know this boy.

This picture is real. TJ Anderson lives in Charlotte. His family are our neighbors. Chemo is his life. Five years old and his bald head rips at your heart and the plea from his parents asking for more research and funding and dear God a cure... all that comes from life knowledge they’re unlucky enough to live.

It’s not always easy to tell these stories. TJ Anderson is one of the particularly tough ones. He was diagnosed with a nasty form of liver cancer this past April. He needs a whole new organ.

TJ is a great example of why ACTION is needed. Small gestures count. Read about him, then please share this post. Talk about it. Donate to a cause. Send a good thought to his parents. Maybe go big and sign up to be an organ donor.

You can’t help TJ specifically though – doctors say he needs an organ from a deceased donor.

“His cancer is so large he needs not only a new liver, but also the vein that runs behind someone’s heart,” dad Travis told me. “Because everyone needs that vein to live, called an IVC vein, my son needs the donor to be someone who has passed.” Continue reading

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