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Former Pitt and Gateway TE Jaymar Parrish Raising Funds for his Heart Issues



Former Pitt and Gateway tight end Jaymar Parrish has set up a GoFundMe for his battles with heart issues over the past few years.

Parrish suffered congestive heart failure in 2019, which resulted in his hospitalization for an extended period of time. The years since this incident have seen Parrish continue to have heart issues, including purchasing a defibrillator. Parrish now needs a heart transplant as soon as possible and he is currently in the hospital awaiting a new heart.

The GoFundMe will provide needed funds for expenses that Parrish has incurred during his time in the hospital. This includes trips to the hospital, medical bills, and extended days off of work that family members have taken to support Parrish during his fight.

The goal set on the GoFundMe is at $31,000 and is currently at $1,940 after 18 donations. The largest donation so far is $1,000 from an anonymous donor.

Parrish played for Pitt from 2013-16, making an appearance in all 52 games over his four seasons. He started in 28 games, including all 13 in the 2014 season as a sophomore.

He caught 16 passes for 146 yards in his career as a Panther, with his most important catch coming against the Clemson Tigers on Nov. 12, 2016 as a Senior.

Parrish caught a pass from quarterback Nathan Peterman for 44 yards, the longest reception of his career, to set up the opening Pitt touchdown in the upset win on the road over then ranked No. 2 Clemson.

Parrish also played for nearby Gateway high school in Monroeville, Pa. from 2009-12 before attending Pitt.


Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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1 year ago

I donated.

1 year ago

Up to $13k at 6:30 pm. Pitt family steps up!

1 year ago
Reply to  Pittman

Over 16k and counting!

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