Baby Broncos fan recovers from heart surgery

5:07 PM, Nov 13, 2013   |    comments
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KUSA - He is one of Denver's smallest Broncos fans. And he is wishing Coach John Fox a successful recovery from his heart surgery.

Little EJ Chavez's mom sent 9NEWS a photo, showing EJ in his Peyton Manning "onesie."

It turns out that little EJ is also recovering from heart surgery at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children he had last week. He had a hole between the two lower chambers of his heart, which was causing congestive heart failure.

"Many of the things we do for both cardiac surgery and pediatric cardiac surgery are the same," pediatric heart surgeon Steve Leonard said. "[He] has no residual problems, so I would expect him to basically have a normal life from this point on."

Dr. Leonard says EJ is recovering really well and hasn't had any problems so far.

His family says he will be a life-long Broncos fan.

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