ATLANTA -- A child who drew national attention over his struggle to get a life-saving surgery has returned home.

"Baby AJ" Burgess has been released from Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egelston after finally receiving his much-need kidney in late November, Anana Parris, director of operations with Davis Bozeman Law Firm confirmed Friday afternoon. The firm is representing the family.

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"This family has fought hard and Baby AJ has fought even harder to see this day. The family thanks the community for supporting them and praying for their son," family attorney Mawuli Davis said. "They would also like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff at Egelston Hospital for their commitment to helping Baby AJ with this life-saving transplant. They ask that you keep them in your thoughts and prayers as Baby AJ continues to recover."