By creator to theathletic.com
TJ Olsen, the 8-year-old son of Greg Olsen, underwent a profitable coronary heart transplant, the retired NFL tight finish announced on social media Friday.
After asserting earlier within the day TJ was matched with a donor, Greg Olsen despatched an replace hours later through Twitter saying his son was completed with the surgical procedure and was being transferred to the ICU. Per Olsen, the docs have been “very completely satisfied” with the surgical procedure.
“We additionally wish to ask that everybody takes a second to wish for our donor household,” Greg wrote within the Twitter thread. “Their selflessness throughout a tragic time gave our boy an opportunity at life. We don’t know who they’re, however we are going to without end be thankful for on a regular basis we get to have with Tj.”
TJ was matched with a donor eight days after he went on the transplant record. Born in 2012 with a congenital coronary heart defect, he has already had three open-heart surgical procedures.
“Immediately is a day of combined feelings. A day now we have prayed for has arrived,” Olsen wrote on Instagram. “We have been alerted final evening that there was a donor match for TJ to obtain his coronary heart transplant. Strolling our little boy, with tears of hope and worry in our eyes, was one of many hardest moments of our lives.
“We ask for everybody’s prayers for TJ and his wonderful staff of docs and nurses. TJ has an extended street forward of him however at this time is a big step ahead.”
On Might 24, Greg Olsen known as TJ a “fighter since start” and announced on Twitter that his son’s coronary heart was “reaching its finish” and would probably be in want of a transplant.
Olsen, who performed within the NFL for 14 years, and his spouse Kara began the HEARTest Yard initiative to help households of youngsters with congenital coronary heart illness.
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