Saturday, January 22, 2005


Help Save A Baby

Our baby Jordan was born at 4:48 p.m. on Tuesday, January 18, 2005. He was 7 pounds 12 ounces and 19 inches long. We spent 18 incredible hours with him - he was alert, Sadaf was breastfeeding him every two hours, and there was no indication that anything was wrong. Then a nurse at the hospital noticed his breathing pattern was distressed. He was taken in for examination by the hospital pediatrician. Shortly thereafter our perfect world came crashing down.

We found out that Jordan had a very large and very rare tumor inside his heart. The tumor measured 3.5cm in a heart the size of a walnut. He was immediately transfered to Columbia Presbyterian Children's Hospital in New York City, which is considered the best in the country. They performed open-heart surgery on Friday, January 21st. Unfortunately, they were not able to remove the entire tumor, and portions of it are interfereing with his heart's ability to pump blood effectively to sustain his tiny body. At this point a transplant is the only option to help save him.

* A donor heart can come from a baby up to 15 pounds and across all blood types.

* There is a 4-7 hour window to get the heart from the donor to the recipient - so there is a limited geographical area in which to search.

We're asking people to get this message out - our hope is that we can convince someone to donate their baby's organs who normally wouldn't. There is already a very small chance of finding him a donor - we are just trying to increase his chance as much as possible.

We can be contacted at

Please keep our baby boy in your thoughts and prayers!

Love, Jeff & Sadaf

Dear Jeff & Sadaf,
You are in our thoughts and we are praying for Jordan... Thank you Lord for answer to prayer for Jordan, we give you the glory for this family, in Jesus' Name. Amen!
This is Jeff, Jordan's Dad. Thank you so much for posting this on your blog. Each person this message reaches is a new glimmer of hope for us!

All the best - Jeff
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