Let me tell you about this young man: Jordan Jones …
Jordan, at the age of 13, was diagnosed with an aggressive form of testicular cancer (stage 4, medical reference 3C), that had spread to his neck and abdomen.
After the diagnosis, he had immediate surgery at Children’s Hospital in Denver to remove the origin (testicle) and started chemotherapy.
Jordan then went through 3 cycles of chemotherapy, and subsequently was told the tumors were not responding, were very aggressive (surrounding his thoracic duct and starting to block his airway) AND they were growing and spreading in his abdominal and pelvic area, enveloping all of his major vascular structures (surrounding his kidneys and displacing his abdominal aorta). There were also now tumors in his lungs. At this time the doctors at Children's recommended they seek additional medical advice, because they weren’t able to do any more for Jordan at this point.
Jordan and his family (mom Kim, dad Jeff and sister Breanna) then received the news from the doctors at the MD Anderson Cancer Center that he was inoperable!!!
Finally, Jordan had his case reviewed by Dr. Nichols at the Testicular Cancer Research Center in Portland (he was/is Lance Armstrong’s doctor), and was given some hope.
Ultimately, a physician at Children’s Hospital performed all SEVEN of Jordan’s surgeries, removing pounds of tumors with great success.
Jordan’s medical expenses for this this life and death struggle exceeded $1,000,000!
Ultimately, Jordan won this battle, and even played football his next year of high school! This is one amazing young man (hence the nickname “Sunshine”)!
Why write about it now?
Because the cancer is back …..
Jordan found out in late June 2015 that he has tumors in his lungs, liver and abdomen.
PLEASE JOIN IN AND HELP JORDAN AND HIS FAMILY AS JORDAN FIGHTS THIS BATTLE A SECOND TIME. ANY AND ALL MONIES WILL GO DIRECTLY TO HELPING THEM DEFRAY EXPENSES: MEDICAL, TRAVELING, MISSED WORK, MEALS, LODGING, ETC.
Thank you for any consideration, and please pray for Jordan, his family, and his medical team.
YOU’VE GOT THIS JORDAN!!!
WE LOVE YOU!!!
November 8, 1993 - June 8, 2016
Jordan Jones was born and raised in Grand Junction, Colorado. He passed from this life after a yearlong fierce battle with late recurrence, late stage testicular cancer.
Jordan is survived by his parents, Jeff and Kim Jones, and his sister, Breanna Jones. Jordan was a true warrior in every way. He made a full recovery after his first battle with late stage testicular cancer in 2007.
His love for football was apparent. He played for West Middle and Grand Junction High School. Other favorite sports were lacrosse, dirt biking, snowboarding, wakeboarding, hiking, guitar, music, hip hop song writing, video gaming, and more. Jordan lived his life to the fullest in his 22 and one half years and had such a loving heart and soul. To know Jordan is to love him.
He was first diagnosed in 2007 at the early age of 13 and inspired his mom, Kim Jones, to start a nationally known nonprofit, Testicular Cancer Awareness Foundation, in support of awareness, early detection, and support to those fighting testicular cancer, the leading cancer in men 15-35. Through the foundation, Jordan's story has inspired many throughout the nation as well as other countries. Jordan's story and the Testicular Cancer Awareness Foundation continues to make a difference in the fight against this disease and helping save lives.
Jordan will be greatly missed by his family, friends and the testicular cancer community.
PLEASE JOIN THE JONES FAMILY WHILE THEY CELEBRATE THIS AMAZING YOUNG MAN.
A memorial service celebrating his life will be held on Friday, July 8, 2016, at Colorado Mesa University Ballroom from 4 -8:00 p.m. Please RSVP for attendance only to: email@example.com.
IF YOU CAN'T COME TO THE SERVICE, PLEASE CONSIDER A DONATION TO TCAF. THANK YOU.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Testicular Cancer Awareness Foundation at www.tcafinfo.org.
WE WILL LOVE YOU ALWAYS, JORDAN! AND WILL ALWAYS KEEP YOU IN OUR HEARTS AND MINDS, SHARE STORIES ABOUT YOU, AND HOLD YOU CLOSE.
Jordan Jones was born on November 8, 1993 and passed on June 8, 2016 after a very long battle with testicular cancer. He did not "lose" his battle with cancer because of the way he lived his life every day. He is a true warrior in every way! His body had cancer. His soul did not.
We have chosen to honor his amazing 22 ½ years of life here on earth on July 8, 2016 at Colorado Mesa University at 4:00 pm.
After a few days of trying to decide which day to celebrate my son’s precious life, it unfolded beautifully and with great confirmation!
8 is the number of new beginnings, resurrection, regeneration, and infinity. It is the great karmic equalizer.
The number 8 represents Infinity and everything good in the universe which is infinite, such as infinite love, infinite supply, infinite energy, infinite time . . . in other words, 8 represents complete and unending abundance without any lack.
The number 888 is the ultimate symbol of the lord himself! According to the Bible, 8 has a very special meaning for God. He chose the 8th day to mark the beginning of the new week.
Everything that has a new beginning in the Bible has the number 8 associated with it. 8 is the personal number of Jesus. When we add together the letter values of the name Jesus in the Greek, we get 888.
The resurrection of Jesus Christ was on the 8th day and the ultimate new beginning, and this number in the bible signifies Resurrection and Regeneration. 8 is 7 plus 1 and signifies an end to something, and new beginning.
Jesus rose on the first day of the next week from the day he was crucified.
8 is used in the bible in many places. 8 songs in the Old Testament. The Feast of Tabernacles lasted for 8 days. Eight miracles of Elijah, and God made 8 covenants with Abraham.
Noah’s Ark - Noah was the 8th person who stepped out and took the responsibility of starting a new era of life. It was the 8th day chosen by God, and marked the beginning of new life form. 8 people were saved in the Noah’s Ark.
There have been 8 different resurrections in the Bible. 3 from the Old Testament. 3 in Gospels, and the remaining 2 can be read in the Acts 9 and 40.
After Breanna and I chose the 8th of the month to honor Jordan. A few hours later she found a donation that was made on the previous day for $888 from a sibling of a survivor in honor of Jordan by Tara Morris, and this message “This donation is in honor of Jordan Jones. The 8's signify Jordan’s birth, his passing on the 8th day, and the meaning of the number 8, which is the great karmic equalizer, a force that just as easily creates as it destroys. When the 8 comes knocking, you can be assured that you will reap what you have sown. 8 balances the material and immaterial worlds. At its best, it is as spiritual as it is materialistic. I believe Jordan was that number 8 during his fight with cancer.”
So, you see why this 8th day of the month has so many special meanings to us and the number 8.
In lieu of flowers, we are asking that you make a donation to Testicular Cancer Awareness Foundation which can be made directly online at www.tcafinfo.org Or by check payable to: TCAF 202 North Ave. #305 Grand Junction, CO 81501
Thank you to each and every person who has followed Jordan's story and have shown such amazing support, love, and prayers!! We are most grateful!!
Jordan continues to live in each and every one of us through his spirit and though his memories that we all cherish so deeply.
Kim's update on 6/9/2016:
"My beloved son, until we meet again! " Jordan Jones" Nov. 8, 1993 - June 8, 2016. A perfect day in every sense! A day of knowing that God would soon be welcoming my son into his arms. A day with no more pain and unimaginable suffering. A day to embrace ALL of Jordan and how much he loved so unconditionally. I knew that yesterday was the day he'd be leaving his physical body to be with God, and begin a new life amongst the heaven and stars, and continue to touch our hearts and shine his light with his amazing spirit and soul in each and every one of us for the rest of our lives, until we meet again. Yesterday Jordan was surrounded by his closest friends and family who witnessed his very last breath so peacefully, and the presence of God that surrounded our home throughout the evening as we mourned our greatest loss. Jordan's last days were the toughest of all with so much pain and suffering, yet he continued to try and be present for Jeff, Breanna and myself. Just 3 days ago on our walk, he was the one consoling me and said he'd always be here for me no matter what. He said that because of our story, and his pain and suffer, we have touched millions of lives and have saved many, and will continue to do so for a thousand years. His exact words. . . To know my son, is to love him! We have all learned so much from Jordan on how to live with such great passion for life, strength and deep, deep compassion for others, and most importantly, to LOVE!! ❤❤❤ Please honor my son with a gift to the foundation so that we may continue to educate others on the importance of early detection, to touch and continue to save lives. Jordan's story has not ended, it has just begun! I love you my dearest son!! ❤❤❤ Gifts can be made at Testicular Cancer Awareness Foundation www.tcafinfo.org"
Posted by Kim, posted 6/8/16:
"My dearest son. . . He has suffered far too long and it's now time for him to leave this tired and broken body, to be without pain and suffering and to be with God. He has fought harder than anyone I know who has had cancer. He has strength beyond what we can ever imagine. And finally the strength and courage to say that he is done and no longer wants to feel pain and suffering. Please pray for him to have peace and comfort at this time and to know how much he is loved by so many, and that his spirit will continue to live, just not in this worn out tired body. He is ready now. I am so deeply heartbroken and I cannot bear to see him suffer any longer!! I love you my son!! ❤❤❤ #jordanstrong #godstrong"
I really wish I could help you financially but I'm still recovering from my sons battle with stage 4 choriocarcinoma last year. We could never have gotten through it without her gofundme page so I'm sharing your page and will continue to do so . Adam has been cancer free since the end of August and you will win this battle once again. Adam has been cancer free since the end of August and you will win this battle once again. Stay strong! Our thoughts and prayers are with you
My nephew Todd Johnston was just recently diagnosed with testicular cancer, stage 3a. He will be doing his second round of chemo this week. We have also set up a go fund me page for him. And I will be sharing your page as well!!