Jarrius Robertson to Receive Warrior Award from WWE

Jarrius "JJ" Robertson, a 15-year-old double liver transplant survivor and huge sports fan, will receive this year's Warrior Award at the 2018 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Jarrius is the fourth recipient of the award, which is presented to an individual who has "exhibited unwavering strength and perseverance and who lives life with the courage and compassion that embodies the indomitable spirit of Ultimate Warrior."

Jarrius is a New Orleans native, born with a chronic liver disease called biliary atresia. The disease has stunted his growth and put him through two liver transplants and 36 surgeries. His first liver transplant at just 1-year-old left him in a coma for a year, while his second last April has greatly improved his chances of survival. Jarrius's lively personality throughout his battle has brought him plenty of notoriety over the past few years. He has brought smiles to sports spectators' faces during Saints games, NBA All-Star games, WWE events and more. Last July he was even presented the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the ESPYs. Jarrius started a non-profit, "It Takes Lives to Save Lives," that raises money for family medical expenses and organ donation.

WWE chief brand officer Stephanie McMahon had met Jarrius five years ago at a press conference, where he stole her heart and the two began a friendship that grew throughout the years. "There are so many incredible, worthy people, but the one standout was absolutely Jarrius Robertson," McMahon said about giving The Warrior Award to him. "To meet Jarrius is to fall in love with him."

The award will be presented to Jarrius on Friday, April 6th during the WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, which will be streaming live on WWE Network at 8 PM E.T.. USA Network will broadcast a special presentation of the ceremony on Saturday, April 7, at 10 E.T.and on Monday, April 9, at 11 E.T.

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