One of the highlights of my past year has been getting to know Jordan Stroman. We go to the same church; she is a digital media student at the University of Central Florida.
As a child Jordan was diagnosed with a progressive, debilitating disease that is slowly destroying her body. Her high-tech chair enables her to cruise campus, attend classes, participate in Cru activities and enjoy her friends. But her condition has worsened enough now that she has forced air for breathing, a speaking apparatus and 24-hour care.
Recently she has spearheaded a project called 21Diabled: “We’re a group of people campaigning to have Medicaid provide adequate nursing care coverage to disabled young adults over the age of 21. We need your help.”
I spent a couple of hours with Jordan today. She’s a voracious reader, so we talked books. She spends a lot of time on her computer, and we talked social media. She wants to write, so we talked about that favorite topic of mine.
But mostly we talked about her life: the challenges, the loneliness, the future. And about how and where God is in all this.
I would like for you to get to know Jordan a little, so I am sharing her latest post on her blog This Life Is Light.