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Jarren Jasper, son of Navy offensive coordinator, comes home after successful heart transplant

February 15, 2018 GMT

Jarren Jasper, the son of Navy football offensive coordinator Ivin Jasper, has returned home from the hospital after having a successful heart transplant two weeks ago.

Jarren Jasper is coming home! pic.twitter.com/8lv8Oimdt8 Navy Athletics (@NavyAthletics) February 14, 2018

Jasper, 14, returned to his family’s Annapolis, Maryland, home Wednesday.

The family learned he would need a new heart when Jasper had a physical in August that discovered an abnormally fast heartbeat, and further tests were done. After staying in the hospital for nearly two months and getting a ventricular-assist device implanted, he had to wait another three before a matching organ was found.

Jasper’s body accepted the new heart, as a biopsy this week came back negative and showed no signs of his body rejecting the transplant.