Brandon's Story

Brandon, age 4, arrived at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta in acute liver failure. Four days later, the liver transplant team at Children’s placed Brandon on the national transplant waiting list. If they didn’t find a new liver for him—and fast—he probably wouldn’t survive. “I knew I had the same blood type as my son,” Cheri Hayes said. “I told them I'd do whatever they needed. I'd be the donor.”

On October 13, 2011, Cheri and Brandon participated in a living donor split liver transplant. It was the first parent-to-child transplant at Children's since 2006. Click here for more information about Brandon.

Thanks to the generosity of a charitable child, Lathan, who helped raise money for the Pure Imagination program – Brandon, was able to experience an exclusive adventure and see “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” at the Fox Theatre - a wonderful treat for his courage and strength!

Click here to see photos from Lathan’s Pure Imagination Adventure.