After losing his life to testicular cancer, the family of Jordan Jones is dedicated to raising awareness for the disease, creating a foundation in his honor.
Jones’ family and friends may remember him most while riding a dirt bike, snow boarding, or suited up on the football field.
“He was a fighter,” John Wieseler, one of Jordan’s best friends, said. “He always kept going and never gave up…very intense, a little ball of fire pretty much, very emotional about everything he did.”
So, when Jones was diagnosed with stage four testicular cancer in 2007 at the young age of 13, there wasn’t a doubt in his mind he wouldn’t fight it. After several surgeries and rounds of chemotherapy, Jones won his battle with cancer, even playing football his next year of high school. But, in 2015, he was diagnosed with late re-occurance, late stage testicular cancer once again. He passed away, just under one year later in June 2016.
“He taught me to live life to the fullest, always go all out on it,” Wieseler said. And, Jones’ friend, Dan Burns said he was always willing to be a friend to anybody.
Always willing to give a hand, Jones’ story will now help others. The Testicular Cancer Awareness Foundation, started by his mother, Kim, has helped many across the country fight testicular cancer.
“They put their heart and soul into it,” Steve Pake, a cancer survivor and blogger for the Testicular Cancer Awareness Foundation, said. “They’re grass roots and they’re really into it, you can feel the love and the energy.”
To learn more about Jones’ story or information on the foundation, visit: http://testicularcancerawarenessfoudnation.org