Jordan Smelski Foundation for Amoeba Awareness

Jordan Cole Smelski

Jordan died from Primary Amoebic Meningoencephalitis on July 2, 2014 at the age of 11. Jordan was a fun loving child with a passion for soccer, horseback riding, zip lining, art and video games. While on vacation, Jordan contracted the amoeba Naegleria fowleri, while swimming in hot springs.

THIRD ANNUAL

Jordan Smelski Foundation Walk for Amoeba Awareness

– Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 –

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MISSION

To create global awareness about the risks associated with amoebas in fresh warm water and educate families and medical communities about the risks from Naegleria fowleri and Primary Amoebic Meningoencephalitis (PAM).

Our Mission

Create global awareness about
the risks associated with amoebas
in fresh warm water.

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Meet Jordan

Jordan passed away on July 2, 2014 from Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis (PAM).

JORDAN’S STORY

Research

Learn about the research
funded by the
Jordan Smelski Foundation.

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Amoeba Facts

Get the facts about PAM and the
Naegleria fowleri amoeba.

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Experts

Watch and share video Q&A’s
from the Experts.

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Training Video

Watch the Lab Tech Training video:
Lab Detection of Naegleria fowleri.

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FOX35 News – Amoeba survivor shares story
FOX35 News – Amoeba survivor shares story

  Florida Hospital for Children and The Jordan Smelski Foundation for Amoeba Awareness, in partnership with Florida Department of Health…

Washington Post – Doctors credited the Smelski Foundation with raising the hospital’s awareness of Naegleria fowleri
SunSentinel – Teen who survived brain-eating amoeba ready to go back to school

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