Before the big game last week, the former three time Super Bowl champ saw 16 year old Jordan in his wheelchair in the front row. Jordan was one of 19 in attendance with the Make A Wish Foundation. Jordan has been a huge sports fan all of his life, and Jerry Rice gave him a thrill of lifetime when he spotted Jordan, walked up to him and handed one of his Super Bowl rings he was wearing for Jordan to try on. As you can see in the video, Jordan was elated! I've never been a 49ers fan, but from that moment on, I will always be a Jerry Rice fan!
This brought a tear to my eye immediately. Jordan is my great nephew and is suffering from an incurable and very rare disease known as Mitochondrial syndrome. The mitochondria in the cells throughout our bodies are responsible for creating 90% of the energy needed to sustain life and support organ function. When mitochondria malfunction, organs start to fail, people get sick, and many die.
Jordan is a wonderful young man and is a student at Conner High school. I just wanted to share his special moment with all of you.