Someone recently said to me, “I can’t understand how bad you must feel but do you really think you’re going to make a difference?” I appreciate the question and I can see how some people might feel as if it is a waste of time. However, I feel it is my responsibility as a citizen, parent and human being to make a difference and that is exactly what I WILL do. And much to my surprise, … Click to Continue reading
The last few days have been pretty hard for me, so I went back to writing to help clear my mind. A little poetry before bed….
One act of kindness is all I ask, from each and every one…
To share a smile, to hold a door…
That’s all that need be done.
With each selfless act you give,
a gift you’ll soon receive…
To give a gift a kindness is to help someone believe.
A light has lit inside my heart that once was faint and dim…
But now it shines for all to see – a light of love for him.
A path was born from hate and violence, an act disgusting and wrong.
But now we have a movement of love – we now have Jordanstrong
I took Jordan for his first appointment at the Children’s Hospital concussion clinic today. The doctors and nurses were, as expected, wonderful. This was followed up by another brain scan (MRI) to check on the clot and… Click to Continue reading
Why? This is the question Jordan wants answered. Why did this happen to me? Why can’t I try out for the football team next year? Why can’t I ride my skateboard? Why can’t I go on roller coasters? Why do I have to stay at home and limit what I do? Why, Why, Why? I know there is so much more to life than this but for a fourteen-year-old boy who was always active, there really isn’t. My love for all of my children cannot be explained. It runs deeper than any ocean and grows exponentially by the minute. It is a love that no one can possibly imagine unless … Click to Continue reading
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.
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
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
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
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
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