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.

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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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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