Kindness Challenge

Over the past few years, there have been so many “challenges” to raise awareness, money and some just for fun – they come and they go. As of today, I am suggesting a new challenge, the KINDNESS challenge. But let’s make this challenge last more than a day, week, or year – let’s make this one last a forever. It’s very simple – just be kind to one another. Before you honk your horn at someone, take a breath and let them in.  If you see someone about to walk in or out of a door, open it for them.  If you see someone without a smile, share yours with them.  Remember, you can change someone’s life with very little effort…give it a try and maybe it will also change your life.  Sincerely, Jordan’s Dad   #kindnesschallenge

It Could Have Been My Kid

I am honored to have been asked to speak at this important event.  I want to thank the members of Temple Aliyah for bringing awareness to the community and putting this event together.  I hope to see you there.  Sincerely, Jordan’s Dad

Gotcha!

Update from The Daily News.  A second juvenile has been arrested in connection with an unprovoked punch of a teenager resulting in serious brain injuries outside a Wendy’s in West Hills, Los Angeles police said Monday.  The juvenile was booked Thursday for felony.  Click here to read the entire article.

More thoughts, more fears, more questions

The new normal…it isn’t easy. I thought today was going to be a good day, at least it started out that way. But now, as I sit here watching Jordan sleep, I pray the excruciating headache he had has finally passed. Will he wake up again in pain? Should I even go to bed? What if he needs me and I’m asleep? What if I don’t hear him call out? More thoughts, more fears, more questions. And here I am again, pounding away at the keys trying to make sense of it all…in front of a world of social media. It’s kind of ironic that I am using this medium to process the events that took place and it was this medium led to the events that took place. Before I leave my keyboard and go check on Jordan, I ask you all to remember the last line of my favorite saying; The world may be different because I was important in the life of a child.  Sincerely, Jordan’s Dad

One step at a time…

So I’m sitting here at Starbucks taking a break from reality as my ex-wife is home with Jordan.  As much as I know she is a great Mom and Jordan is in good hands, my every thought is on him. I’m in a constant state of anticipation; is she going to call? Should I stay close to home just in case? Guess when you have a life changing experience, these thoughts are normal. A friend told me… Click to Continue reading

The Invisible Injury

One week ago my life was changed and I never saw it coming. I’ve asked myself so many times if there was something I could have done differently that would have prevented it. What if i picked him up earlier. What if he went to a different place. What if, what if, what if. Logically I know you cannot ask these questions but they just keep firing in my head, like the pistons in an engine. One after another after another. Today was the first day I… Click to Continue reading

Snowflakes

Before I head off to an early bed, I just wanted to thank everyone that has reached out to me and sent prayers and well wishes for my son’s recovery. Today was a good day and Jordan was able to visit his friends and feel the love that I have been feeling from you all!  Although I am eternally optimistic, I am cautious of what is around the corner and will take each step very slowly (with Jordan’s hand in mine).   I was thinking about … Click to Continue reading

What is an epidural hematoma?

I am posting this information as an education piece about traumatic brain injuries.  An epidural hematoma happens when a mass of blood forms between your skull and brain. Learn how to prevent and treat this life-threatening condition  Please click here to read more!

The New Normal

My first update from home. I really don’t know where to begin. The past week has changed me forever. My baby boy (and he will always be my baby boy regardless of age) is finally sleeping in his own bed. So what now? I keep asking myself that question and I really don’t have an answer yet. Honestly, I don’t think I have even begun to process what has happened. If you don’t mind, … Click to Continue reading

Home Sweet Home

Hallelujah, the neurologist just left and Jordan is cleared to go home.  I am so excited I can barely type.  Stay tuned for an update from Home Sweet Home.  Sincerely, Jordan’s Dad