- The Washington Times - Thursday, February 15, 2018

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.

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.

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