Raising vital funds for life saving research into Ewing sarcoma
Jordon was a healthy, fit 20 year old in 2016 when he developed a lump in his lower forearm. After numerous visits to his GP and A & E departments he was eventually offered an x-ray which diagnosed the rare bone cancer, namely Ewing sarcoma.
As you can imagine, we as a family were all shocked at this news but with Jordon’s positive attitude, we all pulled together on what was to be a journey we will never forget. We could not have done this without Jordon being Jordon, as his attitude was positive and he made sure everyone was ok before himself.
Jordon received chemotherapy in the hope of killing the cancer cells, but this was unfortunately not successful and in December 2016 Jordon and the consultants agreed it would be best to amputate his lower forearm in the hope of removing the tumour. Even with his lower arm amputated, this did not stop Jordon living his life, still driving, socialising and doing what he loved in DJing on his decks. We didn’t know at that time that the disease had already spread into Jordon’s lungs and resulted in losing the most precious and treasured person who touched everyone’s lives.
On Monday 15th January 2018 Jordon passed away with his mom, dad and girlfriend by his side. Jordon was the best son, grandson, nephew, cousin, boyfriend and friend anyone could wish for and everyone who met Jordon was touched by his attitude towards his battle against this disease. Jordon hated seeing “sick people” on the ward when he had to have his chemotherapy and laughed all the way along this process to keep his family, girlfriend and friends uplifted and not once did he ever feel sorry for himself, he was always more concerned about how everyone else was. Jordon was and always will be an inspiration to us all and this is why we, as a group of family and friends, wish to fund vital research into Ewing sarcoma and support children and young adults in beating this terrible disease.
What we have done in Jordon's memory
In memory of our beautiful Jordon we would like to support two charities - the Bone Cancer Research Trust and Reach. All funds raised in Jordon’s memory will be split between these two wonderful organisations with 80% donated to BCRT to research this rare disease (Ewing sarcoma) and 20% to Reach to help children with upper limb differences.
We would like to raise at least £50,000 and welcome support from friends, family, strangers and organisations to help us achieve this target, to make Jordon proud and not let Jordon’s loss be for nothing. As well as raising funds to support these fantastic organisations, we’re also aiming to raise vital awareness.
Supporting Jordon's Fund
We have set up a Virgin Money Giving Page to co-ordinate all fundraising activities. All donations and support will be received with great thanks and appreciation and we welcome any ideas to help us achieve our mission. Thank you so much for taking the time to read Jordon’s story and if you would like to get in touch directly please email Jayne Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We thank you and appreciate you taking the time to read Jordon's Story
Jayne and Paul, Jordon's Mom and Dad
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