Former NFL linebacker, broadcaster/analyst and front office executive Matt Millen had a “wildly successful” heart transplant in the early morning hours on Christmas Eve.  

His son shared the good news on Facebook in a heartfelt post about the entire process:

We are praising God this morning that dad’s heart transplant was “wildly successful” last night. What a wonderful Christmas gift! The doctors said the heart was “a perfect fit” and everything went smoothly during the surgery. THANK YOU to everyone who was praying!

Please be in prayer for dad’s swift recovery and that his body seamlessly adapts to the new heart. Please also be lifting up the family in prayer that lost a loved one, as our joy is another family’s sorrow. Pray that the Lord would meet them in their grief and give them comfort and peace.

The 60-years-old Millen has been in the hospital for three months waiting for what turned out to be a Christmas gift.  His cardiologist told that he had a rare disease of the heart called amyloidoisis, which attacks the lining of the heart.

The news couldn’t have come at a better time for Millen and his family.  We hope he’s able to make a full and speedy recovery.