Jordan, a business management student, came home from school one weekend looking very fatigued. His parents told him to go to the doctor. When his bloodwork came back, he was immediately sent to the emergency room. Jordan’s blood count was very low, and after 2 weeks of tests in the hospital, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
“It was very, it was a very emotional couple of weeks… for me to be a young man in college and then, all of a sudden this comes and just crashes my whole (life).“
Jordan began the long journey of chemotherapy at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center. “The staff there is excellent. They helped me through the whole situation. I was one of the youngest patients there… they took me in and treated me so well. I’m glad that’s the hospital I chose.”
Now in remission, Jordan has his eyes on starting a small business, just like his grandmother.
“I’ve been blessed and that’s the only word I can use to describe this situation, knowing that I can still enjoy my life and I’m still here living cancer free. “