Greg Olsen's infant son has successful heart surgery
Panthers tight end Greg Olsen's wife, Kara had twins this week, but the couple knew going into the childbirth, their infant son was going to have a tough fight.
Talbot, the newborn daughter, would be delivered in good health, but Greg and Kara had learned about halfway through the pregnancy that baby boy T.J. has hypoplastic left heart syndrome (an undeveloped left ventricle and aorta).
They also knew that T.J. would have to undergo three surgeries before the age of 3, including one just days after he was born.
On Thursday, T.J. underwent the first surgery (considered the most invasive of the three), and this evening, Greg Olsen tweeted that it was a success.
After a full day of surgery our son TJ is resting comfortably in the cardio intensive care unit. Surgery a success. 1st step of long road— Greg Olsen (@gregolsen82) October 11, 2012
Thank u all for the amazing support and prayers for my family. You have helped us thru this nightmare. Our boy is a fighter.— Greg Olsen (@gregolsen82) October 11, 2012
So, obviously, great news for the Olsens, and here’s hoping T.J. will continue on the path to full health and happiness.
For more NFL news, rumors and analysis, follow @EyeOnNFL on Twitter, and subscribe to our Pick-6 Podcast and NFL newsletter. You can follow Josh Katzowitz on Twitter here: @joshkatzowitz.
Follow all of the latest news and rumors as the 2017 NFL Draft wraps up in Philly
Pete Prisco grades every third-round pick of the 2017 NFL Draft
Spencer Hall grades every seventh-round pick of the 2017 NFL Draft
Jerry Jones and everyone else in the war room had a good laugh at the expense of Eagles' f...
It was her 'first official car,' Watson said
Kaaya will battle for the right to back up Matthew Stafford