South San Francisco, CA September 30, 2020
This evening, as we look towards Sign Hill and see our Tree lit up in Gold in Honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, please offer up prayers for the Ponce family, and their sweet young son Jordan who passed away last Sunday, September 27th. Jordan was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, which is a rare type of cancer, earlier this year.
It was the passing of another South City youth, Juliana Pena, that brought about the lighting of our Tree in Gold each September, as we remember and celebrate the children in our lives who have died from childhood cancers. Tonight is the last evening the Tree will be lite, raising awareness of the devastating fact we continue to lose our young ones to cancer. Jordan’s death is added to our hearts, to our awareness that we must push to find treatments and cures for these precious children.
A Gofundme has been established for the Ponce family and we ask that our South City neighbors donate what you can, share a few words of love, and wrap them in your prayers as they contemplate a life they never expected.
Dear Family and Friends,
It is with immense pain and sadness that we share the passing of our little angel, Jordan. As many of you know, Jordan was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma in February. The last few months have been a whirlwind of unexpected doctor visits, long hospital stays and many sleepless nights for his family. On Sunday September 27th, exactly one month after his 11th birthday, heaven gained another angel. We wish to honor Jordan in the best way we can and help his family navigate the financial toll that Jordan’s diagnosis and this pandemic has taken on them. We’d like for them to be able to mourn and care after Jordan’s sister without the stress of hospital bills, debts and all the other financial insecurities this pandemic has and continues to bring them.
We appreciate and thank everyone who has already reached out asking how you can help. We find solace in knowing how much he was loved by his family, friends, teachers, classmates, teammates, coaches, nurses, doctors and everyone else he touched.
Queridos familiares y amigos,
Es con profundo dolor y tristeza que les hago saber del fallecimiento de nuestro pequeño y querido Jordan. Algunos de ustedes saben que a Jordan lo diagnosticaron en febrero con un tipo de cáncer llamado Ewing’s Sarcoma. Estos meses han sido muy duros con muchas citas médicas y estadías largas en el hospital mientras recibía tratamiento. Tristemente el domingo 27 de septiembre, exactamente un mes después de haber celebrado sus 11 añitos, Dios quiso que Jordan lo acompañara en su reino.
Deseamos honrar la memoria de Jordan en la manera que mejor se merece y ayudar a su familia navegar las deudas que les a dejado su diagnóstico y esta pandemia. Apreciamos y les agradecemos a todos aquellos que ya han querido ayudar y desean contribuirles. Nos da consuelo saber que Jordan fue querido por toda su familia, amigos, maestros, compañeros de escuela y de equipos, entrenadores, enfermeros, doctores y todo aquel que tuvo la dicha de conocerlo a su corta edad.
A bank account for his services and continued financial support for his family has been set up at Wells Fargo / Si desean depositar directamente, una cuenta a sido abierta para apoyar a la familia:
Wells Fargo – 7432587165 (Checking)
Note: This is the ONLY GoFundMe approved by Jordan’s parents. For those of you who don’t know me, I am Jordan’s grandaunt (Kimberly’s aunt). If there are any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. Thank you!
Esta es la única página que los padres de Jordan desean compartir para aquellos que quieran apoyarlos. Para los que no me conocen, yo soy tía de Kimberly, la mamá de Jordan. No duden en conectarse por cualquier duda. Gracias