Jarren Jasper underwent a long-awaited transplant last night.
If you’re the praying type, keep Navy offensive coordinator Ivin Jasper and his family in your prayers.
Jasper’s 14-year-old son Jarren underwent a heart transplant last night and is recovering. According to Navy football SID Scott Stasemeier, the new heart is in and is beating on its own.
The next 24 hours are critical for Jarren. If all goes well, this could be the end of a horrific ordeal that has affected the Jasper family since the summer.
While undergoing a routine physical for freshman football, Jarren Jasper was diagnosed with an abnormally fast heartbeat. He failed the physical, but things got worse when he underwent a procedure designed to correct it.
Complications arose, leaving the teenager on life support for nearly two weeks. He had an LVAD (left ventricular assist device) implanted on August 15 and spent the next two months in the hospital.
Since arriving home on October 5, Jasper has been waiting for a donor heart, or as his family put it, “a miracle.”
His miracle arrived on Monday.
Jarren’s new heart is in and beating on it’s own! Next 24 hours are crucial❤️#jarrentrong🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼
— Scott Strasemeier (@ScottStras) January 30, 2018
We will keep you abreast of any further developments regarding Jarren Jasper’s condition.
Keep him in your thoughts and prayers.