Former Panthers Player Greg Olsen’s Son Shares Thank You Message After Heart Transplant
The Latest (6/7/21):
The 8-year-old son of former Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen, TJ Olsen, shared a thank you message with his father’s Twitter followers after receiving a heart transplant.
The Monday morning message comes as TJ is still in the hospital recovering after heart transplant surgery over the weekend.
“Thank you for thinking of me,” TJ said in the video. “Thank you for praying with me. We love you guys.”
TJ was born with a congenital heart condition that worsened and required a transplant.
TJ underwent surgery on Friday after the family was alerted Thursday night of a donor match.
“Today is a day of mixed emotions. A day we have prayed for has arrived. We were alerted last night that there was a donor match for TJ to receive his heart transplant. Walking our little boy, with tears of hope and fear in our eyes, was one of the toughest moments of our lives,” Olsen said Friday morning on Twitter.
Original Story (6/4/21):
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Retired Panthers player Greg Olsen’s son, 8-year-old TJ, is set to receive a heart transplant after matching with a donor Thursday night.
On June 4th, Greg Olsen announced on Twitter that a heart donor match had finally been found for his son TJ.
Olsen says the donor match will allow his son to receive a needed heart transplant, and although there is a long road to recovery ahead, this is a huge step forward for their family.