Alleman student’s courageous battle with cancer inspires foundation to help others

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An Alleman High School student who passed away from cancer touched lives when he was here, and continues to be an inspiration.

Jordan Schmidt lost his battle to cancer when he was just 15 years old, but his courage inspired the beginning of a foundation to help others in similar situations. That foundation is called Jordan’s Joy.

Click here to learn more about Jordan’s Joy.

On Saturday, October 18, 2014 a fundraiser was held for Kathy Rosheisen who is battling stage 4 colon cancer. The foundation raised $5,000 to donate to her family.

The fundraiser was  an event called a "Ruck Run," where race participants wear 40 pound backpacks and work with teams to complete obstacles. Click here to learn more about the Ruck Run.

Michelle McMullen, Jordan’s mother and a board member of the Jordan’s Joy foundation, said the whole purpose of the foundation is to give back to the community that helped in her family’s time of need.

“The community was so amazing with my son Jordan, and… we just want to be able to help and pay it back to everyone who helped us and help ease that burden a little bit, because it certainly is a burden for those families,” McMullen said.

If you are interested in donating or volunteering with the foundation, email ‘’

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