Former Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen shares touching video of son TJ after heart transplant

TJ Olsen, the son of retired Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen, thanked football fans for their outpouring of support after the 8-year-old received a heart transplant on June 4.

“Thank you for thinking of me,” TJ says in the video, which his father posted to Instagram and Twitter. “Thank you for praying with me. Congrats, all of you have gotten a win. We love you guys.”

TJ was born with a congenital heart defect and has had three open heart surgeries in the past three years. He was placed on the transplant list eight days before receiving the heart, and Olsen has been regularly posting updates about his son’s condition.

The three-time Pro Bowler also thanked fans and expressed gratitude to the family of the organ donor.

“We also want to ask that everyone takes a second to pray for our donor family,” he tweeted. “Their selflessness during a tragic time gave our boy a chance at life.”

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