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World Traveler Provides a Second Chance at Life for Others

June 19, 2021
Organ Donation

A little over a year ago, when 25-year-old Jordan Emerson lost his life due to complications from a snowboarding accident, his family made the decision to donate his organs, eyes and tissue. Monica Emerson, his mother, says they did so in hopes it would provide others with a second chance at life.

“Jordan was a very special and caring individual and wanted to help everyone he could in good times as well as bad. His kind heart and selfless act of organ donation have directly impacted several families as well as thousands indirectly through specific research programs,” says Emerson. “He is smiling knowing he made a difference for people.”

Jordan lived in Cypress, Texas, but had the pleasure to live in Singapore and Australia. He loved to travel to new places, and he had the opportunity to visit Canada, Thailand, Malaysia, China, Hong Kong, Taipei, Japan, Fiji, Indonesia and the United Kingdom. Jordan wanted to see the world and now he is seeing it all!

The Emerson family has participated in the Donate Life Texas 2nd Chance Run the past two years. The first year, Team Jordan Emerson had 73 participants and was the 2nd largest team. At this year’s virtual 2nd Chance Run, they had the largest team with 120 participants. 

There are more than 10,000 people in Texas in need of organ, eye or tissue transplants each year. Register today to become an organ, eye or tissue donor by visiting