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June 19, 2013

Greg Olsen contributing $289,000 to Levine Children's Hospital fund

Panthers tight end Greg Olsen is giving from his heart.

Olsen, whose son, T.J., was born with a heart defect, will donate more than $289,000 to Carolinas HealthCare System's Levine Children's Hospital through his foundation that will help provide home care support to pediatric heart patients once they're discharged.

The contribution will be presented Friday at 2 p.m. at the hospital as part of Olsen's HEARTest Yard Fund. According to a press release, the fund will "extend the family-centered care concept beyond the hospital walls so the transition from there to the home will be easier for other families with children suffering with congenital heart defects."

Here's our story from October on Olsen and T.J., who in late May underwent the second of three surgeries.

--Jonathan Jones

Posted by Observer Sports on June 19, 2013 at 03:26 PM | Permalink

Comments

The man is a class act. Charlotte needs to be thankful for guys like Greg.

Posted by: deepenwide | Jun 19, 2013 5:54:21 PM

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