Jordan Jones Legacy - A Mother's Farewell

The Jordan Jones Legacy series of blogs will feature farewells, memories, and eulogies from Jordan's family members and friends, and the lives of those he touched.

We start this series with Jordan's mother, Kim Jones, Founder and CEO of the Testicular Cancer Awareness Foundation.

All content and photos by Kim Jones

May 24th, 2016

After fighting for nearly a year, Jordan made the courageous decision to end treatments.

After fighting for nearly a year, Jordan made the courageous decision to end treatments.

Jordan has been fighting for almost a year now with so much strength and determination, yet the cancer continues to grow. We have not left any stone unturned including high dose chemo with tandom bone marrow transplant, clinical trials and natural therapies. His body is tired and he no longer wants to feel this excruciating pain and endless nausea.

My son has beaten cancer every day by how he has lived his life, and how he has endured this great fight from his first diagnoses in 2007 at the early age of 13, and these past 11 months. He is a fighter no matter what! My son is compassionate, loving, caring, talented, kind, determined, intelligent and has lived his life to the fullest. He is the bravest person I have ever met!! I am blessed to be able to call him my son!! His story has touched many lives and will continue to inspire others to fight and when you can't fight any longer, let your loved ones fight for you!

A Jones family outing to Wash Park while still in Denver, on May 21st.

Jordan and the Jones family were incredibly grateful for the truly wonderful and compassionate care of Dr. Elaine Lam, at the University of Colorado in Denver. A most heartfelt and tearful goodbye, on May 25th.

Jordan and Kim travelling home from Denver by private jet on May 27th, courtesy of a Stage 3c testicular cancer survivor who was inspired by Jordan's story back when they had been diagnosed in 2013.

Dr. Craig Nichols, who is also a part of TCAF's medical advisory team, paid Jordan a final visit at the Jones family home in Grand Junction, CO. Jordan had the care and advice of the very best doctors, including also Dr. Einhorn (IU), and Dr. Feldman (MSKCC).

Jordan's welcome home banner upon returning from Denver.

June 8th, 2016

My dearest son. . . He has suffered far too long and it's now time for him to leave this tired and broken body, to be without pain and suffering and to be with God. He has fought harder than anyone I know who has had cancer. He has strength beyond what we can ever imagine. And finally the strength and courage to say that he is done and no longer wants to feel pain and suffering. Please pray for him to have peace and comfort at this time and to know how much he is loved by so many, and that his spirit will continue to live, just not in this worn out tired body. He is ready now. I am so deeply heartbroken and I cannot bear to see him suffer any longer!! I love you my son!! ❤❤❤

#jordanstrong #godstrong 

June 9th, 2016

My beloved son, until we meet again! " Jordan Jones" Nov. 8, 1993 - June 8, 2016.

A perfect day in every sense! God's perfect timing! A day of knowing that God would soon be welcoming my son into his arms. A day with no more pain and unimaginable suffering. A day to embrace ALL of Jordan and how much he loved so unconditionally. I knew that yesterday was the day he'd be leaving his physical body to be with God, and begin a new life amongst the heaven and stars, and continue to touch our hearts and shine his light with his amazing spirit and soul in each and every one of us for the rest of our lives, until we meet again.

Yesterday Jordan was surrounded by his closest friends and family who witnessed his very last breath so peacefully, and the presence of God that surrounded our home throughout the evening as we mourned our greatest loss. Jordan's last days were the toughest of all with so much pain and suffering, yet he continued to try and be present for Jeff, Breanna and myself. Just 3 days ago on our walk, he was the one consoling me and said he'd always be here for me no matter what. He said that because of our story, and his pain and suffering, we have touched millions of lives and have saved many, and will continue to do so for a thousand years. His exact words. . . To know my son, is to love him!

We have all learned so much from Jordan on how to live with such great passion for life, strength and deep, deep compassion for others, and most importantly, to LOVE!! ❤❤❤ Please honor my son with a gift to the foundation so that we may continue to educate others on the importance of early detection, to touch and continue to save lives. Jordan's story has not ended, it has just begun! I love you my dearest son!! ❤❤❤ 

July 6th, 2016

The Final Flight

Jordan's Senior Portrait by Kel J Photography

Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free,
I'm following the path God laid out for me.
I took his hand when I heard his call,
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day, 
To Laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way, 
I've found that peace at the end of the day.
If my parting has left a void.
Then fill it with remembered joys.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,
Ah, yes, these things too I will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow, 
I wish you the SUNSHINE of Tomorrow.
My life's been full, I savored much,
Good friends, good times, a loved ones touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief, 
Don't lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and share with me,
God wanted me now, He set me free.


July 8th, 2016

"Mom, I'll always be there for you no matter what!" "Because of our story, we have touched millions of lives & saved many!" Until we meet again my sweet loving son!! Forever in my heart!! Jordan Jones 11.8.1993 - 6.8.2016