The super die-hard New Orleans Saints fan Jarrius “JJ” Robertson has been battling biliary atresia, a chronic liver disease, and has undergone several surgeries. The liver disease slows his growth.
At the age of 1, he was in a coma for nearly a year due to a liver transplant.
Doctors told his parents seven times that he would not survive. “Five, six times we were told he wasn’t going to make it,” said his mother Patrica Hoyal. “Then they told us for the seventh time. He was still on the respirator.”
He was then taken off the respirator and started breathing on his own. “It was a miracle – nothing but God,” Hoyal said.
Robertson has been fighting for his life for 15 years.
God stepped in right on time for the New Orleans native. His father, Jordy Robertson posted a video on Facebook announcing that JJ will receive a life-saving liver transplant.
“We finally got our hero,” Jordy said, declaring it national JJ day. “As a parent, I prayed for this day, that this day would come. So I need everyone to lift us up in prayer, to pray with us.”
Robertson has his own foundation, “It takes lives to save lives” to help raise awareness for organ transplants. In October of 2016, the Saints signed him to a one-day contract. He was the team’s social media coordinator for a game against the Chiefs.
“This starts a new life for us,” Jarrius’ father said. “If he’s ready, I’m ready.”
Click here to see the video: https://www.facebook.com/jordy.robertson.5