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. There are three pillars to our mission to keep the life and spirit of Jordyn Myers alive.
track : 33 - providing care packages to teens 13-21 admitted for the treatment of a cancer diagnosis
Scholarships - three $5,000 scholarships are provided annually to a student athlete, a female student pursuing engineering, & a cancer survivor*
Research - grant opportunities to researchers looking to find alternative treatments for cancer
Family Support - when the unthinkable happens, we offer support for those parents and siblings as they navigate their loss
In effort to honor Jordyn Myers and the life that she should have had, we have created 33 JordynStrong Foundation to provide families who have heard “your teen has cancer” with help and hope.
Through fundraising events and campaigns to collect items like fuzzy socks and books for teens and children to distribute through Children’s Hospitals, we intend to further support these efforts.