Big Hearts: An Abilene Woman Keeps the Faith After Paralysis

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB) - Most people take the use of their arms and legs for granted. An Abilene woman who lost the ability to use both of hers is determined to get it back. 
 
"I didn't black out or anything so I remember everything," says Jordan Click, of Abilene. 
 
Jordan Click, 27, is reminded every day about what happened in 2009. She was a college student in a car with her boyfriend at the time when it happened.
 
"We were driving to Oklahoma City. It was Good Friday and he actually lost control and over corrected and the truck rolled. Only one time but neither one of us had on our seat belt. So he came flying out my side of the car, which knocked me all the way out.," says Click. 
 
She's paralyzed from the shoulders down. But, her mental strength is something to be marveled.
 
"Yeah, I may not be in the best state. You know, it sucks. It's not always fun but I just try to be positive and try to make the best of it," adds Click. 
 
That's what she does. She gets around in a wheelchair powered by her mouth.
 
A loved one made a contraption for Jordan's wheelchair that allows her to play on her phone with a device she puts in her mouth. She is also able to change channels on the TV remote with it. 
 
Regardless of technological help, there are obvious physical limitations that Jordan is on her way to overcome.
 
She says, "You know maybe being able to feed myself again or even if I have a scratch on my face, being able to scratch my face"
 
"I knew that I wanted to help her because of my own relationship with God," says Jamaal Wicks, a recent graduate at Hardin-Simmons University. 
 
Wicks felt called to help Jordan after hearing about her goal to make it to a Houston facility called Project Walk. He reached out to Jordan and her Mom about hosting a benefit to support her.
 
Click says, "Because in the end I'm gonna walk again. Exactly. Whether it's on earth or its in heaven."
 
Wicks earned a music business degree which he's putting to work by organizing a concert benefit to support Jordan's mission.
 
"It made me feel good that somebody cares," Click says. 
 
Wicks adds, "I'm in Abilene not to make a living but to make a difference."
 
Jamaal and Jordan have collaborated on plans to show the community a good time while helping her to reach her goal. 
 
"Now it's not like a stranger putting on a concert for me. It's like I've made a lifelong friends out of it," says Click.
 
The therapy sessions Click needs cost $100 per session. She has a goal to raise $30,000 to get the care she needs.
 
If you'd like to make a donation, you can visit the link below::
 
Jordan Click's Benefit in Abilene, Music with a Purpose is Saturday, May 27th at 1265 Ambler across from HSU. It's from 1 pm to 4 pm. 
 


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