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TJ Olsen, the 8-year-old son of former NFL participant Greg Olsen, efficiently acquired a coronary heart transplant on Friday.
“TJ is completed with surgical procedure and is being transferred to the ICU. We gained’t be capable to see him for a couple of extra hours however his doctors are very happy with the surgery. TJ will probably be sedated for a couple of days however his street to restoration has begun,” Olsen wrote on Twitter. “We additionally wish to ask that everybody takes a second to hope for our donor household. 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 perpetually be pleased about on a regular basis we get to have with TJ.”
Olsen and his spouse came upon when she was pregnant with TJ that he can be born with hypoplastic left coronary heart syndrome, a delivery defect that impacts regular blood movement by the guts. TJ had three open-heart surgical procedures earlier than his third birthday however had been comparatively wholesome till just lately, when his coronary heart started to fail.
Greg Olsen performed for the Bears from 2007 to 2010, the Panthers from 2011 to 2019 and the Seahawks in 2020 earlier than asserting his retirement this yr. Olsen‘s basis donated $2.5 million to the pediatric cardiac middle at Levine Youngsters’s Hospital in Charlotte in 2019.