“His musical talents made this trip the perfect choice”
Jordan was diagnosed at birth with hydrocephalus, and a shunt was inserted to drain excess fluid from his brain. When Jordan was 11, it was discovered that he also had a seizure disorder that caused him to suffer from numerous grand mal seizures. With these life-threatening conditions, Jordan has seen the inside of a hospital room more times than he wants to count. In Jordan’s opinion, music is the best medicine to treat his ailments, which is why he loves to sing and act in addition to playing in a band with his brothers.
With this kind of background, Kids Wish Network thought it would perfectly suit Jordan’s personality to send him and his family on a trip to Seattle to see the musical, Pippin! The dazzling beauty of antique chandeliers, rows of plush red velvet seating, intricate wood carvings with rich gold accents, and sprawling murals adorning the walls encompasses what Jordan had waiting for him at the famed Paramount Theater. Upon his arrival, Jordan was privy to a special behind the scenes tour by the manager and even caught a glimpse of some of the pre-show warm ups. After the final curtain call of the evening for Pippin, Jordan received the VIP treatment in being escorted back to his room at the Hotel Ballard in a limo.
Kids Wish Network also arranged for Jordan and his family to see the sights of Seattle on the Ride the Ducks tour. By boat and bus, they were introduced to Seattle’s waterfront, Pioneer Square, Pike Place Market, and Lake Union. Also provided with tickets to the EMP Museum, Jordan had the opportunity to view and participate in interactive exhibits rooted in rock n’ roll and dedicated to contemporary popular culture.
Centered on Jordan and his love of music, this dream vacation perfectly suited his harmonious tastes and melodic personality.
Kid’s Wish Network would like to thank the following Guardian Angel sponsors for their participation in Jordan’s wish:
• Hard Rock Café
• Ray’s Boathouse
• EMP Museum
• Ride the Ducks of Seattle
• Paramount Theatre, Pippin, & Broadway Across America
• Star’s V.I.P Limousine
• Hotel Ballard
• National Car Rental
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