Wednesday's Child: Jordan


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Fifteen-year-old Jordan isn't much for excuses. He could have plenty of them -- born with severely shortened legs and without several fingers and living in foster care. But no, Jordan is all about a challenge and beating the odds.

"I kinda like to try new things, like golf, for instance. Trying that out is pretty fun," he said.

Jordan also plays basketball and is quite the jokester.

While life hasn't been easy for him, his attitude makes the difference.

"Well some people think it's hard, I say, ‘Go do it, try it.' You know it might be hard, but at least you can say you tried it. I may be different, but I can still do pretty much the things everybody else can do," he said.

Jordan is getting ready for high school. He plans on learning to drive, just like his classmates. He plans on one day becoming either a lawyer or an electrical engineer.

One big part of his life is still missing, though: a family to share it with.

"It'd be nice to have my own family again, somebody that loves me for who I am," he said.

As for the future, he says, "Bring it!"

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Jennifer Stagg

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