Looking to the future
Jordan was diagnosed with Leukaemia when he was 21. Having started as an ache in his shoulder, he received the shock diagnosis following fourteen months of tests and visits to specialists. Jordan's Special Day gave him a spring to his step and has helped him feel positive about the future. He is now approaching the end of his three-year treatment and says that his Special Day has helped mark the start of a new positive time in his life.
“I was visiting my grandparents when mum called and asked me to come home straight away. After she explained what the Dr had said, I was in shock; I thought cancer only happened to older people… I guess I didn’t really know what to think.”
During the initial months of intensive chemotherapy treatment, Jordan was able to focus on something more positive after hearing that Willow was arranging his Special Day. The excitement of looking forward to the trip was a distraction from all he had been through. Willow organised for Jordan and his friend, Matthew, to travel to Manchester, see his favourite team, Manchester United in action and stay overnight in a hotel.