Jordan is a beautiful 13 year old young woman, who was recently diagnosed with nasopharyngeal cancer. She is an avid softball player that I have had the pleasure of coaching along with her father, John. Jordan and her twin sister Taylor are on the team with my daughter.
In late July, while we were away in Maryland for Nationals, we received the bad news. Obviously, this is a parent's worst nightmare and I was admittedly at a loss for words when John told me. I wasn't even sure how to act. I didn’t have any words of comfort to offer and choked back my emotions for fear of making it worse.
After all, I have been there to see this scrawny little kid with braces, turn into a beautiful young woman and have seen her seek out her father after victories to give him a hug or seek the grasp of his hand after a failure.
The good news is that the great doctors at Sloan Kettering have indicated that although Jordan has a battle ahead of her, the prognosis is good for a full recovery.
Her parents, John and Michele have been taking her on an almost daily basis into the city to receive treatment, which includes chemotherapy. The daily parking alone costs close to $50.00.
I went to the hospital on the first day that Jordy was to receive chemo and was in the room when a nurse entered and informed the family that Jordy would need a medication that would help her, but the co-payment was $300.00. Obviously, no one is going to deny their little girl the medical treatment she may need, no matter what their financial situation may be.
Jordan is the toughest young woman we have all ever met, and is more than ready to fight this. Obviously, this will be a battle, but so many people who know and love Jordy and her family, have been trying to reach out to help, but have been unsure how to do so. Therefore, we have started this page in hopes of raising money for the family to offset as many of the costs that they will face.
With a large community who loves this family, they will undoubtedly have the endless support that they need throughout this whole process. We ask that you please share this page on Facebook, through email, by word of mouth, etc.. We would like this page to reach as many people as it possibly can.
Thank you for taking the time to read this, and even if a donation isn’t possible, please send positive thoughts to Jordan and the Pryor family.
Please...let us do all we can as a community to help this family and Jordan fight this battle with cancer.
* If any funds remain after paying for medical and/or associated costs, all remaining proceeds will be donated to Sloan Kettering