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Jordan Paul Robinson
Welcome to Jordan Robinson's Caring Bridge website. We thank you for all the times you prayed for Jordan and for our family. We hope that you will be blessed every time that you pray for our family and for all those who are in the battle against cancer right now! You can read more about Jordan's story and can send us guestbook messages from time to time. There are some photos also. You can write in the guestbook if you so desire! God bless you all. Jennifer Robinson
(As many of you know, Jordan graduated into the Presence of the Fullness of Joy August 19, 2008. We so appreciate all your expressions of love and prayer support during the whole journey. The following entries share about the journey. May you know Jesus Christ as your own personal Lord and Savior).
Welcome to Jordan Robinson's CaringBridge site. We appreciate all of our friends and family who are praying for Jordan's healing and strengthening. Jordan is a college sophomore and it has been an interesting 19th and 20th year of his life. He had a knot on his right leg for over a year and we thought that it was a basketball injury and the doctor thought it was possibly a herniated muscle. The doctor wanted to aspirate it and clean it surgically in May or the first of June, but Jordan and two of his brothers were to go to Kazakhstan June 1-11 for a Christian mission trip. The doctor said ok but that it needed to be taken care of when he returned. Jordan, Justin, and Jeffrey had an awesome time sharing about the Lord. Jordan had surgery on June 30th to clean the swollen area and we thought that was going to be it. The doctor had thought that he was 90 % sure that it wasn't cancerous. Well, in July on a follow-up check up on the incision, they told us that there were unusual cells and they had sent a biopsy off and they couldn't figure out what it was exactly but they were referring us to an orthopedic oncologist. I thought to myself, "Why that's a cancer doctor!" I felt weak and Jordan and I (Mom) thought about why? I told Jordan that I didn't know why the Lord had allowed this, but that He must have a really big purpose for Jordan's life to bless others. He went for MRI's and cat scans and the doctor said that they needed to do surgery and remove the malignant tumor. They later decided that this was a very rare epithelial sarcoma (soft tissue cancer). They did 2 surgeries in August to remove the tumor that had spread since the June surgery. We were told that the "margins were clear" and we were so excited. It was a big area and required a wound vac (Jordan did not like it). The wound vac is a great invention to help heal wounds to get them ready for skin grafts. Then Jordan got out of the hospital on a Tuesday evening and went to college classes at North Greenville University in Tigerville, SC the next day. His oldest brother was still home for the summer before returning to seminary classes in Ft. Worth, Texas, so he was able to push Jordan around in a wheelchair. Jordan is on the basketball team but has had to medically "red shirt". Students and faculty were wonderful to Jordan during the fall semester as he progressed from being pushed around in a wheel chair to walking with crutches to walking with a limp and now walking much better without crutches. The college minister loaned an electric wheel chair for Jordan to use while on campus. Jordan lived at home instead of the dorm while he was healing . He had plastic surgery skin grafting on Sept. 24, 2007 and had to prop his leg up on about 5 pillows while the healing began. About a month later, Jordan felt some groin lymph nodes swell as well as the back of his knee and on the back of his calf where he felt a knot. After another MRI, they confirmed that the cancer was growing. (We thought the margins were clear, but apparently they weren't). We again were crying out to the Lord with overflowing, dependent and tender hearts. Our oncologist referred us to the most wonderful pediatric oncologists. Jordan had the groin nodes surgically removed, more laser work done on the skin graft and the double port put in for the chemo. Jordan began chemotherapy in November and had 2 treatments that month and one in December. He is finishing his 4th chemo tonight. He is also having radiation treatments-about 20 so far with about 16 to go I believe. They are to rescan him in a couple of weeks to see if more surgery is needed to remove any remaining tumor areas and then 2 more chemos to make sure there are no remaining microscopic cells (bad little dudes). We are blessed that the doctors and nurses have been so helpful and caring.
Please continue to pray that Jordan will be totally healed from the top of his head to the tip of his toes. Pray especially that he will be able to witness for the Lord and encourage scores of people with his testimony.