From star athlete, to brain surgery survivor, to young entrepreneur & keynote speaker in less than 3 years … Jordan Rae is a shinning beam of light and positivity at only 22 years old.
She excelled as a student athlete and began playing softball at the age of 4 with the dreams of being a college athlete. Jordan and her family traveled throughout the United States competing at a high elite level to help obtain their goal.
At age 16 Jordan watched her mom battle and beat breast cancer, and at age 17 she (Jordan) was diagnosed with Chiari Malformation: A condition in which brain tissue extends into the spinal canal, present at birth. This condition was discovered after she blacked out on the softball field during her junior year of high school due to the Cerebrospinal fluid being blocked to her brain. The diagnosis led to her having a major 9+ hour brain surgery 3 months later. At only 22, she is still struggling to find the right treatment to help alleviate some of her symptoms.
Based on her personal experiences, she saw the need for these “all in one” medical logs to benefit anyone who is battling an illness just like she is. She wants to make a difference by helping people take control of their health and be an active participant in managing acute chronic conditions. She created these limitless medical logs to meet an important need.
Her story has been featured in over 30 media outlets, The Palm Beach Post, The Sun Sentinel, The Town Crier, ESPN numerous magazine covers, speaking events, and podcasts. She is also a Wellington Hometown Hero. Jordan’s story blew me away, and I know it will do the same to you!
Lesson of the Episode: Never let a set of circumstance or situation define the outcome of your life. Things can change in the blink of an eye (literally), and it is up to you to decide what you will do when life decides to throw you a series of curve balls. Get up, dust yourself off, and keep on plugging away at discovering your purpose and sharing it with the world.
” Talk to people, and share your story. You are not alone. ” ~ Jordan Ray