Jordan has been a happy and healthy boy most all of his childhood. But, unfortunately one morning, Jordan awoke with a severe headache and dizzy spells that would not even allow him to stand. After a visit to the ER, it was determined that young Jordan had extremely high blood pressure, and his kidneys were shutting down. After spending a month in the hospital on dialysis as well as regular hospital visits for six long months, Jordan was diagnosed with Lupus. Lupus is an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue in many parts of the body. It was also determined that Jordan sustained some damage to his heart. He is currently on three daily medications to help with his sickness.
Jordan loves all sports, but he especially loves soccer. He loves to play various sports video games with his friends, but does not have a gaming system of his own to play his games on. Jordan is a smart young man who takes every day in stride. Even with his illness, young Jordan finds ways to still be helpful to friends and family. This truly speaks volumes for his character.