Matt and Andrea Campbell\u2019s son faced a dire situation at just the age of one. He required a liver transplant, one that would be a matter of life or death. In volatile situations like these, all variables need to line up: position on the list, eligible donors, and an available surgeon. Right away, nothing worked out when Matt was unable to donate to his son. Fortunately, someone else could and it proved doubly beneficial when his brother-in-law Grant stepped in. With this arrangement, two parties could benefit from the transplant. In just one year, baby Brooks has lived a lifetime Gabe was just one when he was diagnosed with acute liver failure, while his uncle was coming out of a dark place mentally \/ YouTube Typically, age brings experience. But sometimes, only time is required, regardless of a person\u2019s age. That\u2019s how it was for Brooks, the son of Matt and Andrea Campbell, residents of Homeworth, Ohio. Around November 6, 2019, the couple noticed Brooks looked unwell; his eyes and skin had a yellow tinge. Recognizing this as a sign of jaundice, they took him to a pediatrician. Their next stop ended up Akron Children's Hospital, and then Cleveland Clinic Children's, where medical officials informed the Campbells that Brooks had acute liver failure. RELATED: Flight Attendant Learns Coworker Will Die Without Kidney Transplant, So He Donates His Own By this point, Matt and Andrea already endured the stress of chasing an elusive diagnosis for their baby. Now, they needed to arrange a liver donation to save his life. Matt elaborated, \u201cSo it's a little daunting, knowing that they can't figure it out, and you rely on all the doctors and nurses and all of their expertise. So it's scary from that standpoint. And then once they mentioned transplant, I can't imagine being any more worried than we were at that point.\u201d Dr. Koji Hashimoto, who works as the clinic\u2019s director for living transplants, emphasized the importance of speed. Tarrying could mean the difference between life and death for the one-year-old. Brooks' uncle provided a liver donation for his nephew's life-saving transplant Brooks' uncle Grant stepped up to save his nephew's life and give his own renewed purpose \/ YouTube \u201cHe would have died,\u201d Andrea admitted to TODAY, speaking of Brooks and his liver transplant. Unfortunately, Matt could not be Brooks\u2019 donor as he readily planned; doctors found he had a blood clotting disorder, which disqualified him. At the time, Andrea had also been 15 weeks pregnant, so she could not do the transplant either. Grant had followed a gut instinct of his urging him to be with the couple, so he was there when Matt received the devastating news. This heartbreak would only add to woes befalling the family; at this point, Grant had been in a very bad place mentally. He\u2019d moved away from family, ended a relationship, and suffered a business setback. All the while, he felt \u201cunloved\u201d because he\u2019d fallen into isolation with no one to vent to. He\u2019d even contemplated suicide. \u201cAnd I'm just so grateful that I didn't,\u201d Grant could say, \u201cbecause 10 months later, little Brooks needed me to be there. And if I hadn't been there, I don't know if he would have made it.\u201d While all of Matt\u2019s family was excluded from the donor list because of that blood clotting disorder, Grant, from Andrea\u2019s side, was still eligible. One six-hour surgery and one 13-hour transplant later, and Brooks had a liver that saved his life while Grant had a rush of fully-realized purpose that saved his. \u201cAll of a sudden this wave of emotion came over me like, 'Oh my gosh,' like that was that's probably the reason I was feeling I was supposed to be here,\u201d he\u2019d realized. The experience left everyone tearful, but this time they were tears of joy. Brooks had a renewed chance to enjoy a full life and Grant found purpose by providing this liver donation.