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Prayers answered, Transplant saves JJ’s life: “It takes lives to save lives”

New Orlean Saints 15-year old super fan now gets his prayers answered.

Jarrius “JJ” Robertson has been battling a chronic liver disease known as biliary atresia. Over the past year the Saints energetic super fan, who has dance moves that would give the best a run for their money in a dance off, has made appearances on ESPN and made a basket in this past year’s NBA Celebrity game in New Orleans during All-Star Weekend. The kid has a spirit that everyone roots for and knowing he needed a transplant coming from a kid the same size and nearly same age things seemed bleak.

Not for Robertson who believes he should live “everyday as my last.” He prayed on it and said when it’s time, his transplant would come. Knowing God would answer his prayers today he’s finally getting his transplant today.

He took to Twitter earlier today expressing his gratitude.

“Today is the DAY! thx everybody for the support and prayers – God is good! IT TAKES LIVES TO SAVE LIVES 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻,” he posted on Twitter.

A GoFundMe for his medical expenses is still running.

By Gino Terrell


Gino Terrell is the Director of Content at Hidden Valley Culture Blog/In-Depth section. Terrell covered local artists and reviewed mainstream shows in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area under the Twin Cities Daily Planet (2014-15). He also freelanced for MinnPost and interned at Pioneer Press, KSTP TV (the Minneapolis ABC News Affiliate) and American Public Media Group. He's accumulated over 30 awards from the Associated Collegiate Press, Society of Professional Journalists and National Association of Black Journalists and founded award winning student-magazine Pipers In-Depth at Hamline University (St. Paul, Minnesota). He was once the sports editor for the school newspaper, The Oracle. Follow him on Twitter: @Gin026

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