A 14-month-old who is fighting for his life has thousands of Facebook friends on his side.
William Lyon of Tulsa, Okla., nicknamed "Liam," has spent nearly every day of his 14 months of life inside a hospital. But he has nearly 40,000 friends on Facebook pulling for him.
His great-aunt, Susan Pickle, of Friendswood, told Local 2, "A lot of people have been on there. There's been a lot of people praying for him, and then it's just kind of snowballed on me."
Susan started Liam's main Facebook page, "I Love Liam Lyon," to keep friends and family around the country informed.
Liam was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome. It's a rare congenital condition where the left side of the heart doesn't develop properly.
Among other surgeries, Liam had a heart transplant when he was 5 months old.
The family thought he was out of the woods, but he developed more complications.
Pickle explained, "Currently, he is having problems with fluid balance in his belly. He's retaining fluid. He's got some breathing issues with his lungs and he's got some kidney issues."
His family said they've been told that doctors at the Tulsa hospital where Liam is now, can't do anything more to help him.
But they refuse to give up.
They're trying to find a team of specialists in the Texas Medical Center who will agree to oversee the high level of care he needs.
Pickle said, "The boy's got a chance if he can do that. He's strong and he's proven time and time again that he can come back and, you know, we want a chance to give him that chance."
The Lights for Liam Facebook page encourages supporters to leave their porch lights on for the little boy born with a broken heart who has captured the hearts of so many.
Pickle said, "There's some kind of a connection there that you make almost as soon as you look at him. You want to be a part of it and you want to help."