A couple of weeks in the past, former NFL tight finish Greg Olsen outlined a nightmarish situation for any mum or dad. After eight years of life with a coronary heart situation, Olsen’s son, T.J., had a coronary heart that was “reaching its finish.” Olsen added that the subsequent step could possibly be a coronary heart transplant.
On Friday, the household, thankfully, discovered a donor. Hours later, the boy underwent a profitable coronary heart transplant. “TJ shall be sedated for a number of days however his highway to restoration has begun,” his father tweeted after the surgical procedure.
This morning, T.J. was feeling adequate to ship a video message to his household, associates, and supporters.
“Hello everyone! Thanks for pondering of me, thanks for praying with me,” the boy mentioned from his hospital mattress. “We love you guys!”
All through this whole course of, there was an outpouring of help for T.J.
Earlier than T.J. turned 3 years outdated, he had three open-heart surgical procedures. And the resilience this child nonetheless has is nothing wanting extraordinary.
In fact, one other assertion Greg Olsen made was directed in the direction of the household that donated the guts. In a publish on Twitter, he wrote “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’ll perpetually be pleased about each day we get to have with TJ.”