Jordan Bowman is a typical teenager.
The 12th grader at Bayside High School in Trenton, Ontario, enjoys basketball and hockey and hitting Netflix.
But her family’s world fell apart on the night of November 25 when they received a phone call telling them that Jordan had been injured in a car accident.
His car went off the road, collided with a hydraulic post and overturned.
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“I instantly felt sick to my stomach,” says Jennifer Loveless, Jordan’s mother.
Jordan was sent to QHC Trenton Memorial Hospital, where he was put on life support and later transferred to Kingston General Hospital.
“He was in Kingston for a week and he started doing really bad and they put him on another life support system called the ECMO machine,” says Loveless.
“Then they sent him to Toronto and now we are at Toronto General.”
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Jordan’s mother says her son’s injuries are extensive. He has 14 broken ribs, punctured lungs, a broken clavicle, and a broken pelvis.
He has also developed pneumonia.
“The bleeding in his brain stopped and the bleeding in his spleen stopped,” says Loveless. “But it’s hour after hour, things change very fast.”
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To help support the family, a GoFundMe page It has been started by a family friend, and dozens of cards and good wishes have been sent to Jordan.
Loveless says the support from the community, at times, has been overwhelming but greatly appreciated.
He has had to take time off from work and is staying at a hotel near the hospital.
She says she’s staying positive as she looks at the long way to go in Jordan’s recovery process.
“He will need extensive therapy and rehabilitation.”
It’s not how the family envisioned spending their Christmas vacation, but Loveless says he’ll be by Jordan’s bedside the entire time.
“He misses him and we want him to be okay,” she says.
The GoFundMe for Jordan and his family surpassed the $ 5,000 goal, and as of Tuesday afternoon, it was sitting at more than $ 7,000.
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