A hard and conscientious worker, Jordan began a small renovation job, as well as contracts working festivals and training dogs again. She had many aspirations, including opening a small cafe or food truck. Things were looking up.
She would soon move into a duplex in Ottawa would change her and her pets’ lives forever.
At first, the unit seemed nice, but soon, Jordan and her pets started to get sick. Besides the chronic pain that Jordan was already dealing with from her previous injuries, she and her animals started to suffer from additional pain, severe skin rashes that burned and itched constantly, as well as breathing issues.
Problems with no heat in the winter time and the A/C in the summer time caused further health problems and requests for help or attention from the landlord were met with abusive tirades and no action.
Their health continued to deteriorate, heavily affecting their quality of life. Finding the energy to complete even the simplest of tasks was often next to impossible, and the PTSD she suffered due to the months of abuse often made it difficult to leave the house.
Visits to the hospital and veterinarian were not successful in determining the source of their suffering.
Sadly, two of Jordan’s three pets, Max and Rosie, did not survive the exposure.
Finally, one day, the ceiling of their home caved in, revealing an alarming and dangerous black mold infestation. This incident landed Jordan in the hospital, where health professionals told her they could not safely return to live in that environment. They had to leave.
Since then, Jordan has tried dozens of new homes, but, since the exposure at the previous place was so severe, they now suffered from an extreme environmental sensitivity. This means that if there are even trace amounts of mold in the room/home, both Jordan and Fyn will react within the hour, even within minutes, with painful hives and burning, itching rashes that would have them scratching until they bleed. Other reactions include dizziness, difficulty thinking clearly, loss of appetite and even loss of taste buds.
Jordan has been doing everything she can to find her and Fyn a safe place that they can call home, where they don’t get sick.
This brings us up to now, where we are working on raising funds for Jordan to purchase this tiny home for them. They have spent a night in the tiny home and were so pleased that they did not have any adverse reactions!
Jordan’s plans for after, if they manage to get settled, include paying it forward at every opportunity. She intends to work to raise awareness around environmental sensitivities and help both people and animals who suffer the consequences of this very real health concern.
Jordan is always the first person to lend a hand to whoever needs it and is struggling with being the one who now needs help. It’s hard for many to ask for aid, especially financial support. But, with winter coming, Fyn and Jordan need a safe, clean place to call home.
Any amount helps, and if you aren’t is a position to donate, please help us spread the word by sharing this campaign. Thank you for taking the time to read Jordan and Fyn’s story.
To read more on the very real medical issue of severe environmental sensitivities, please check out this document,
written by Dr. Margaret E. Sears (M.Eng., Ph.D.): https://www.chrc-ccdp.gc.ca/sites/default/files/envsensitivity_en.pdf
Scroll down to meet Fynn!
This is Fynnigan. Fyn has been keeping his person, Jordan, company for quite some time now. Fyn was there when his Jordan was diagnosed with renal cell cancer. Fyn was also there when Jordan went through some tough times and some awful people hurt Jordan. Fyn wanted to help, but he couldn't. He could just be there for his person after, when they tried to get better. Fyn tries not to worry Jordan too much, but he has not been feeling like himself. He doesn't feel up to playing and is very tired. The situation is dire and the colder it gets, it will be more of an emergency. Fyn knows that when they both feel good, they get do all kinds of fun things like run and play and explore! And Fyn knows that when Jordan is rested and not feeling sick, she works very hard and can take care of them both. Fyn knows that Jordan prefers to be independent and doesn't like to ask of others, but he also sees that she has tried and tried and is very tired and he wants her to know that it's okay to ask for help. He wants everyone to know that Jordan is the type of person that will pay it forward in every way possible until the end of time!
Sleeping in the tent
Back when we felt good!
This Tiny home is the perfect size for Fyn and Jordan; they have spent the night and had NO reactions!
Please share with your friends!
DonationsSee top donations
- Lise Julien
- H & C Sarault
#1 fundraising platform
More people start fundraisers on GoFundMe than on any other platform. Learn more
In the rare case something isn’t right, we will work with you to determine if misuse occurred. Learn more
Expert advice, 24/7
Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more