Olsen's Wife Set to Give Birth Via C-Section on Tuesday

NFL player's unborn son T.J. was diagnosed with a rare heart defect.

Kara Olsen is scheduled to deliver twins via C-section on Tuesday, Panthers.com reported on Friday.

Kara is thte wife of Greg Olsen, a tight end with the Panthers and son of Wayne Hills football coach Chris Olsen.

The male twin, whom the Olsens have named T.J., was diagnosed with a rare heart defect, Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS), after it was discovered during a routine ultrasound.

T.J. will endure open heart surgery in the first week of his life.

About 75 percent of individuals diagnosed with the condition survive.

T.J. stands for Trent Jerry. He is named after Panthers owner Jerry Richardson. He asked the Olsens if he could accompany them to Boston to meet with doctors about T.J.'s condition. He has offered the family his unswerving support throughout the ordeal.

"At the time of the biggest need of our lives, the hardest thing our family has ever had to deal with, somebody who up to that point I just had a business relationship with went out of his way like that," Olsen told Panthers.com.

Olsen founded Receptions For Research and the Kicks for a Cure Kickball Tournament, the world’s largest charity kickball tournament. Both raise money for cancer research. His mother Sue is a breast cancer survivor. 

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Bob October 06, 2012 at 02:28 PM
Raymond Vena October 06, 2012 at 03:22 PM
Our love and prayers are with you during this trying time. As parents of Hills Alumni we hope you and your wife endure this test of your faith.
Kelly Lonigan October 06, 2012 at 03:53 PM
this is getting a bit over the top now. maybe they should rename the wayne.patch to the Olsen Times. enough reporting on every detail of these peoples lives. making Wayne seem like a little hick town if this is news.
mike October 06, 2012 at 04:21 PM
are you kidding me? you should be ashamed of yourself
Donna Persh October 06, 2012 at 04:31 PM
Bob, you are heartless!
Kelly Lonigan October 06, 2012 at 04:39 PM
why is it so bad that not everyone cares about the happenings of the olsen family? you people treat them like the British treat the royal family. Its more then a bit over the top. Bob is heartless because he doesnt care about the olsen's? wtf..i guess i am heartless also and so is more then half of Wayne. Stop reporting on every detail of their lives if you dont want the public to comment
Bob October 06, 2012 at 08:03 PM
Thank you Kelly for feeling the same way I do. I am not heartless, just not interested in hearing anything more but the Olsens! There are a lot of other families that live in Wayne, and I am sick of hearing every little detail about ONLY THIS FAMILY!!!!!! This town is called Wayne, not Olsenville.
Kelly Lonigan October 06, 2012 at 11:02 PM
im waiting for when they start telling us how long kevin napped today, or what color his socks are. Go Wayne.patch. I guess you arent one of the families that makes signs like "We run this town" or "We own this town" and display these signs proudly in the stands .
C6 October 07, 2012 at 01:24 AM
I am so not a fan of Olsen or the way the school district lets him have so much power, but you people who are making these nasty comments are unbelievable! We are talking about an unborn child who might die since chances of his survival are 75% with this heart condition. Yes, I agree that there are other people who also live in Wayne that might be in similar situations but I'm sure if they wanted an article written about their childs unfortunate health conditions, Wayne Patch would write something as well. Negativity about an unborn child is terrible! My prayers and well wishes are with this family and baby regardless of who they are.
unknown October 07, 2012 at 03:01 AM
who cares is right stop writing about a family no one cares about specially me
Wayne is my Home October 07, 2012 at 04:08 PM
Well the only thing that can be said is go away since you have no ampathy for any thing and I would think that no one cares if you are here or not.
Wayne is my Home October 07, 2012 at 04:12 PM
That's fine if you don't care. But I guess you were never taught if you do not have a nice thing to say then don't say anything. Also do not speak for half of wayne, there are people who have children of their own and can feel the pain of a sick child. I'm glad that you can sleep at night with your perfect life. Hope you never need the support of more then your small mind.
Joe ciuch October 07, 2012 at 05:33 PM
WOW...It's so sad to see such evil people in this world with such hatred..We are talking about a boy that is unborn..it has nothing to do about wayne or football..If you didn't want to know you should of NOT read the article and keep your negative thoughts to yourself, you should be embarrassed of yourselves...My thought and prayers are with the Olsens at this time.
Charlies Angel October 07, 2012 at 07:03 PM
Thoughts and prayers are fine, but enough already!
Kelly Lonigan October 08, 2012 at 03:30 AM
none us EVIL people have commented about any sick child . i think many of the Olsenites have a reading comprehension problem. Not all of us worship the ground the Olsen family walks on and need to worship them and every detail of their lives. You Olsenites can interpret and twist our distaste of the over -reporting of all things Olsen any way you want. But I dont see where anyone has made any negative comments except being sick of the wayne.patch 's infatuation with this family. Please let us all know what Christian is eating for breakfast tomorrow. I really have to know or I cant go on with my life.
Joe ciuch October 08, 2012 at 03:39 AM
Evil has spoken once again because you obviously can't read, The article talks about a sick boy, NOT what Christian is eating for breakfast...It really seems like you want to know what he does eat...maybe bacon, who cares...you need to get a life lady..move on....
SALLY MAY October 08, 2012 at 04:41 PM
this is directed to kelly and bob,..thier names are not capitalized because they don't deseerve the respect to do so....they aren't heartless, they are what you would find in the bottom o0f the kitty litter tray. No, the Olsens are not royalty...but to Hills people, they are Family, and I feel sorry for you people that have no compassion for anyone...regardless of your feelings for them. You are speaking of an unborn child, and parents of whom you probably have nevr even met. And if you have met them, it is nothing but jealousy that makes you speak ill of them. Greg and KAra are children themselves, they are in their 20's, and nobody at any age should have to watch thier child suffer with such an illness. EXCEPT FOR THE BOTH OF YOU...I HOPE YOU BOTH HAVE CHILDREN ARE PUT IN THE SITUATION OF PAIN AND HARDSHIP , MADE TO WATCH THEM SUFFER WITH SOMETHING LIKE THIS. God Bless.....
SALLY MAY October 08, 2012 at 04:43 PM
....gee, somone sounds jealous because NO ONE CARES ABOUT YOU, or what you are doing.
Kelly Lonigan October 08, 2012 at 04:55 PM
when exactly did i comment at all about any child? take a reading comprehension course SALLY MAY ( im sure thats your real name). Keep spewing your hatred and hypocrisy at anyone that does not agree with you (Nazi?) and that does not idolize the olsens. Keep the idiotic defensive non-sensical posts coming so your true colors are revealed.
Wayne is my Home October 08, 2012 at 05:24 PM
kelly your comments about the article about two young parents is a direct attack on the child and the them. Take a writing lesson and learn how to formulate a clear concise thought or are you just this angry? If these people are not directly connected to you then why comment? By the way Kelly Lonigan? Please
Chicken Little October 08, 2012 at 05:43 PM
It's not that I don't care. I just don't understand why this is out in public. No matter how you feel about the Olsens, this belongs in private. I do not believe they have released this information to be put on The Patch. Where is the discretion? Where is the decency? The Olsen family does not want or need this.
SALLY MAY October 08, 2012 at 07:08 PM
i guess that's why you're jealous...cuz you're 'unknown'...and no one cares about you. sad pathetic specimen of life.
SALLY MAY October 08, 2012 at 07:14 PM
Really?? like 'kelly lonigan' is your real name?? i highly doubt it, and you want to talk about defensive?? I can not only read and comprehend, I can read between the lines of hatred and disgust in your little low life comments you put on here. Has there been ANY story that you don't put your useless teo cents in?? i see your name on every soingle article. surely you go out to spend your unemployment check at least once aweek to get your chips and soda so you can park yourself in front of the computer, your so afraid something is going to get past you! get a job...get a life, and if you don't care about the story that's fine. but don't comment on it. there are nice compassionate people in town who do car about the circumstances. they just don't care about you and your idiotic comments.
karis October 09, 2012 at 05:23 PM
BOB, you have obviously never had a child endure open heart surgury. It is probably the scariest moment in my entire life when I found out my child who was 2 at the time would have to have not one but 2 and more in the future. For a newborn child the risks are greater. Not to mention HLHS is a very complicated surgury to repair. There are many heart groups out there and we all have one goal to promote research for all heart defects and give them a face so people will realize this isn't such a rare case. Heart defects are poorly underfunded in research compared to pediatric cancers. Thank you Daniel Hubbard for doing this story. I hope you will do a followup as well after little TJ's surgury.
Albert October 09, 2012 at 05:37 PM
This is ridiculous. Regardless of how you feel about Coach Olsen. Me, not a fan at all. Thought he was a big part of this town being ripped in two, It is sad that people will rip apart the rest of his family. When his son got hurt and had to miss part of the season, there were people actually excited. Now people bashing the fact that they have a story about the sad story about Greg's family. If you do not want to know about any of the Olsen's/ DONT CLICK ON THE LINK TO READ THE STORY. To the entire Olsen family, my best wishes and prayers are with you.
Anna Lisa October 16, 2012 at 03:32 AM
I don't think there are too many things worse than worrying about a sick child. I pray for the Coach's grandson and for sick babies and children everywhere.
Anna Lisa October 16, 2012 at 03:35 AM
Do you really wish for children to be in pain? I get your point--you want these people to learn some empathy--but I don't think you wish for anyone to have a sick child.
paul r October 26, 2012 at 07:34 PM
The "hick" network ESPN has also reported on this, as has the "hick" publication The Sporting News. I would think if it's news at that level it's also news in Greg's home town. If you don't want to read it don't click on it. Easy, except for the obsessed.


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