Teen paralyzed by stray bullet attends H.S. football game
BALTIMORE (WBFF) - A Baltimore teen partially paralyzed by a stray bullet left the hospital for the first time Friday.
Jordan Green, 16, was shot in northeast Baltimore back in September. Family said she was visiting with friends when a stray bullet went into her neck, fracturing the teen’s spinal cord. The incident left Green partially paralyzed and wheelchair-bound.
The teen has been doing full-time therapy at the University of Maryland Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic Institute for the past several weeks.
On Friday, Green was able to briefly leave the facility for the first time.
She, her mother, stepfather and a member of her rehabilitation care team attended Jordan’s boyfriend’s football game at Edmondson-Westside High School.
“I just want to go back to school,” said Jordan. “That’s all I really want. That’s all I really want.”
Attending the football game was part of Jordan’s therapy. During the game she executed once simple tasks, such as purchasing food from the concession stand.
Jordan said her therapy has gotten more intense.
“My arms have gotten better and my legs have gotten a little better,” said Jordan.
She and the family are hopeful she will one day walk again.
“It’s very emotional for me,” said Jamie Frierson, Jordan’s mother. “I’ve been battling a long time with her not walking away from Kernan. My hopes and dreams for my daughter was that we would walk out of there, but I had to come to grips and face the reality that it’s not going to happen in our time. But, it will happen.”
Jordan remains at the facility, requiring 24-hour care.
As a result, her family is facing thousands of dollars of expenses. To help pay for her recover family has established a GoFundMe account.