Leilani Jordan's Mother Tearfully Recalls Losing 27-Year-Old Daughter with Cerebral Palsy to COVID-19
Leilani Jordan's mom speaks up about losing her 27-year-old daughter with cerebral palsy to the highly-contagious Coronavirus. Leilani worked as a grocery store worker and wished to serve people even if it was dangerous for her to do so.
Leilani Jordan was a 27-year-old grocery store worker in Maryland, who wanted nothing else but to help other people. She passed away after contracting Coronavirus, which devastated to hear the news as she was most likely exposed to the virus while at work.
Leilani's mom, Zenobia Shepherd, who referred to his daughter as "butterfly," said that her daughter was admitted to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on March 26. After trying to gain funds to help her daughter through GoFundMe, she announced that on April 1, Jordan had passed away.
This is a picture of one of Maryland's latest #coronavirus victims.— Tom Dempsey (@KCTomDempsey) April 5, 2020
Leilani Jordan was only 27 years old.
Her mother said she loved her job at @GiantFood in Largo.
"We’ve got to pull together and protect each other. I know she’s in Heaven welcoming everybody.” @wusa9 pic.twitter.com/nhEDwKrIy2
SHE WAS HER FAMILY'S MIRACLE BABY
Leilani's brother Jordan said that his sister worked as a greeter at a Giant supermarket in Largo, and she was the family's "miracle baby." Her COVID-19 symptoms were mild, and he was confident that she would ultimately make a full recovery after she was sent to the hospital.
"When she was admitted, she was challenged, she was struggling with her respiratory health, and I could tell. But it did not seem as severe as what it ended up being and it just escalated so fast."
Heartbreaking:— Tom Dempsey (@KCTomDempsey) April 5, 2020
Mother identified Largo, MD @GiantFood worker who died from #coronavirus as 27yo Leilani Jordan.
Mom says Leilani worked at the store for six years as part of the store's disability program.
"She said, 'Mommy, I need to work and help people." @wusa9 pic.twitter.com/q8yDmsjU85
SHE WAS COMMITTED TO HER JOB TO HELP SENIOR CITIZENS
Jordan's cerebral palsy caused cognitive delays, and she had vision impairment that had her working with a service dog. Despite this, Leilani was committed to her job and was particularly sympathetic to elderly customers. Because of wanting to help them, she would continue going to work to help them out.
“She said, 'Mommy, I’m going to work because no one else is going to help the senior citizens get their groceries.” RIP Leilani Jordan, a 27-year-old Giant worker who passed away of the coronavirus last week https://t.co/qrshtA8BQu— Te-Ping Chen (@tepingchen) April 6, 2020
She only stopped going to work when she could no longer breathe, but before that, she would continue going to help senior citizens get their groceries.
PAYING TRIBUTE TO THE WORLD'S FRONTLINERS
There are millions of people like Leilani who have risked their lives to serve others, and it's only fitting for them to be given the proper thanks and appreciation by the general public. Leading the pack is Janet Jackson, who shared a tribute to thank everyone working on the frontlines during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Acknowledging that these people are risking their lives, Jackson thanked them for their service and prayed for their safety and security during such uncertain times.
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