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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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
Teen who survived rare brain-eating amoeba infection reunited with doctor who saved his life Read the full story: Boston25 News,…
Florida Hospital for Children and The Jordan Smelski Foundation for Amoeba Awareness, in partnership with Florida Department of Health…
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…
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