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.

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Jordan’s Sporting Goods Store

Returns for a Two-day Christmas event
December 9-10, 2017
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Golf Tournament

Rosen Shingle Creek Golf Club

Join us for the Jordan Smelski Foundation
Fourth Annual Golf Tournament
– Saturday, May 5, 2018 –

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Our Mission

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

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Meet Jordan

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

JORDAN’S STORY

Amoeba Facts

Learn more about the
Naegleria fowleri amoeba.

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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).

Boston25 News – Teen who survived rare brain-eating amoeba infection reunited with doctor who saved his life
Boston25 News – Teen who survived rare brain-eating amoeba infection reunited with doctor who saved his life

Teen who survived rare brain-eating amoeba infection reunited with doctor who saved his life Read the full story: Boston25 News,…

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
Outside Magazine – We May Have a Cure for the Brain Eating Amoeba
Outside Magazine – We May Have a Cure for the Brain Eating Amoeba

Outside Magazine published a story about Sebastian DeLeon. DeLeon had contracted Naegleria fowleri, commonly known as the “brain-eating amoeba” while swimming in a body…

Amoeba Awareness Summit – Steve and Shelly Smelski on 90.7 WMFE

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