Panther Greg Olsen helps fund new cardiac program at Levine Children’s Hospital

Panther Greg Olsen helps fund new cardiac program at Levine Children’s Hospital

Panther Greg Olsen helps fund new cardiac program at Levine Children’s Hospital

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by WCNC.com staff

WCNC.com

Posted on June 21, 2013 at 7:55 PM

Updated Saturday, Jun 22 at 10:55 AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A Carolina Panther made a sizable donation to a local hospital Friday.

Greg Olsen donated more than $289,000 to support the launch of Levine Children’s Hospital’s new cardiac program. The money came from his foundation Receptions for Research.

Olsen’s son T.J. was born with a heart defect in 2012. HEARTest will address issues like the condition affecting T.J.

"I couldn't have been more excited when we finally got to take T.J. home but it wasn't until after that we realized the true scope of the challenges that we would face in caring for him," Olsen said.

The gift will help support young heart patients once they’re discharged from the hospital.

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