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From the Football Field to the Cancer Ward: A mother’s journey with her son

JordanJonesby Kim Jones, Caregiver and Advocate

On October 26, 2007 I heard the words “Your son has stage 4 testicular cancer that has spread throughout his body.” 

My son, Jordan Jones, was diagnosed at the young age of 13, just 2 weeks before his 14th birthday. It was a complete shock to everyone, especially me! Not my son, he’s too healthy. He had just played his end of season football game 36 hours prior to receiving his diagnosis. They won 48 to 0 that night and Jordan played his heart out! It was soon after that we would find out that his biggest opponent would no longer be on the football field – it would be cancer.

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