always had a love of sport and watching her favourite teams compete at the MCG.
On June 18, Jordyn will be returning to the famous ground, not to watch another
football match but to show off her own sporting prowess.
Jordyn was first
diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukaemia at age seven. Her family were then
faced with the sudden and urgent need to move hours away from their beloved
home in Bendigo to Melbourne for treatment at the Royal Children’s Hospital.
Foundation stepped in and provided Jordyn and her mother Jayne with a fully
furnished, two-bedroom apartment in the CBD to call home for as long as they
responding well to treatment, she was able to spend weekends fulfilling her
passion for sport, regularly watching AFL teams play at the MCG with her family
by her side.
Last year Jordyn’s
mother Jayne was inspired by Jordyn’s bravery and entered Stadium Stomp to
raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation; the organisation that had provided them
somewhere to live whist being away from home.
“Jordyn hasn’t let
the last two and a half years of treatment and medications slow her down. She
always takes on every challenge with a smile and it helps me to do the same and
face anything that does come at us,” Jane said.
Having been treated
and back home with her family in Bendigo, Jordyn is now able to join her mother
at Stadium Stomp in 2017. She is excited to be gracing the MCG steps, to raise
money instead of being a spectator.
Jordyn will be
stomping the MCG on the 18th of June in the junior stomp category. She will be joined by several of her friends
and family in a team aptly named ‘Jordyn’s Stompers.’
If you’re inspired
to put your best foot forward and stomp, you can sign up to Stadium Stomp HERE.
You will be helping
to beat blood cancer by choosing Leukaemia Foundation as your charity
The Leukaemia Foundation is the proud
charity partner for Stadium Stomp. Funds raised for the Foundation will go
towards vital research and providing Australian families facing a diagnosis of
blood cancer with accommodation, transport and practical and emotional support.
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