Jordan Smelski ~ 11/9/02 - 7/2/14 ~ 11 yrs old ~ Florida
Jordan, age 11, graduated fifth grade from Wilson Elementary where he excelled in academics and had a passion for writing, art, soccer and baseball. Outside of school Jordan enjoyed swimming, fishing, horseback riding, zip-lining and hanging out with friends. His favorite time spent was playing video games. Jordan will be remembered as a confident, determined, outgoing boy who made friends easily and was always smiling.
Jordan contracted PAM in June 2014 while on a family vacation. Jordan chose the location; we had visited there 3 years prior and had a great time. Soon after returning home, Jordan complained of a headache, stiff neck and began vomiting. We rushed Jordan to the emergency room and he was admitted that day. Jordan passed away three days later, on July 2nd, from PAM.
Jordan was an only child and is loved and greatly missed by his family and many close friends who have started on this journey of Amoeba awareness. They do this in his honor, as they don’t want this tragedy to come to any other children and their families.