Jordan Mears (10) does not let a life threatening disease hold her back


Medal marvel... Jordan Mears has not let cystic fibrosis stop her from being a synchronised swimmer and ballet dancer.
Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au   d482833
Jordan Mears (10) does not let a life threatening disease hold her back
Medal marvel... Jordan Mears has not let cystic fibrosis stop her from being a synchronised swimmer and ballet dancer. Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au d482833

HIGH achiever Jordan Mears does not let a life-threatening disease hold her back from living life to the fullest.

The Port Kennedy 10-year-old has cystic fibrosis.

She does not have a pancreas and her lungs are congested with a sticky mucous.

Jordan has a life expectancy of 40 years. There is no cure for the disease.

Despite these challenges, she is a talented synchronised swimmer and was selected for the state team.

She trains six hours a week at Booragoon and will represent WA in the nationals early next year.

Jordan’s dream is to compete in the Olympics.

The South Coast Baptist College student has also been learning ballet since she was two and is a talented dancer. In addition to that, Jordan also takes classical voice classes.

Like swimming and ballet, the singing lessons help with Jordan’s lung function.

She fits all her activities in between her regular appointments at Princess Margaret Hospital.

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