NFL Player's Twins

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Fri, 10-12-2012 - 3:01pm

Greg Olsen who plays for the Carolina Panthers has new twins.  One of them was born with HLHS.  No one is exempt from having a child born with a heart defect.  I wish Greg and his family good luck. 

http://www.upi.com/Sports_News/2012/10/11/Panthers-Olsen-father-of-twins/UPI-53751349983241/ 

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Fri, 11-09-2012 - 3:20pm

The child of this football player is home with his family.

Panthers tight end Greg Olsen's son TJ home from hospital

By JOSEPH PERSONThe Charlotte Observer
By JOSEPH PERSON The Charlotte Observer
Updated: 2012-11-07T03:53:25Z
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen and his wife Kara brought their son home from the hospital Tuesday - four weeks after TJ Olsen was born with a congenital heart defect.

TJ Olsen spent nearly a month at the Levine Children's Hospital after surgery to correct a condition known as hypoplastic left heart syndrome, which is marked by an underdeveloped left ventricle and aorta.

He faces two additional surgeries over his first three years. The next one will be scheduled within three to five months.

The Olsens were excited to reunite TJ with his twin sister, Talbot, who has no health issues, and his 17-month-old brother, Tate.

"Today is a day we have been looking forward to for the past 10 months. To have all our children home together is an amazing feeling," Greg Olsen said in a text message to the Charlotte Observer. "TJ is doing great and we look forward to enjoying our time as a family for the next few months until the next big hurdle. Thanks to everyone for all their continued support and prayers."