Giving Hope and Help to Teens and their Families After a Cancer Diagnosis. In honor of Jordyn Myers.
33 JordynStrong supporting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s 2019 Akron Light the Night Walk in honor of Jordyn
It All Started When…
the doctors told Jared and Lindsey Myers that their daughter, Jordyn, had cancer. Everything changed and when they had to say goodbye to their 13 year old daughter, the world stopped moving. While their time on the Oncology Floor at Akron Children’s Hospital was brief, they quickly learned that childhood cancer happens to a family, not just the sick child.
With hopes that they can help other families and other teens overcome their obstacles, they started 33 JordynStrong to bring about something positive from something tragic. Jordyn will be missed every day and it will never make sense that she is gone. It is the hope that her legacy, her tenacity, and her spirit will go on through this mission.
We do not intend to "cure" cancer, but would like to provide hope to teens and families affected by cancer.
We want to support efforts to better treat teens diagnosed with cancer.
We want to encourage teens like Jordyn to work hard, aim high, and make their dreams a reality.
Jordyn was a special young girl who had her whole life ahead of her, a bright and exciting life. The following pillars to our mission are how we intend to keep the life and spirit of Jordyn Myers alive and doing good things to help others.
track : 33 - providing care packages to teens 13-21 admitted for the treatment of a cancer diagnosis - learn more under "What We Do"
Scholarships - three $5,000 scholarships are provided annually to a student athlete, a female student pursuing engineering, & a cancer survivor*
"Mighty Like Her" Jordyn Myers Memorial Scholarship - introduced in 2023, this scholarship honors Jackson High School Graduates
Alt-Jay Travel - grant opportunities for families traveling outside their home area for alternative treatments
Alt-Jay Research - grant opportunities for doctors and researchers looking at ways to treat cancer outside of chemotherapy
JSquad - outreach to Pediatric Oncology nurses at Akron Children's and Cleveland Clinic Children's to honor their dedication to their patients
In effort to honor Jordyn Myers and the life that she should have had, we have created the 33 JordynStrong Foundation to provide families who have heard “your teen has cancer” with help and hope.
* an additional $2,500 scholarship will be awarded depending on need and can be given to any of the above listed categories.