Ulster BOCES Electrical Construction & Maintenance student Jordan Corvin, from the Rondout Valley Central School District, is not only an exceptional student, but he is a shining example of humanity. Since a hospital stay at the age of six, he has been lightening the emotional toll that being hospitalized can have on patients.
While hospitalized, Jordan received an electric train set as a gift. This act of kindness started him thinking about how to improve hospital stays for other patients. From this, “Jordan’s Wish” was created.
Before the holidays, Jordan began collecting donations that included playing cards, ornaments, and bookmarks for adult patients. His grandmother made hats for infants, which were given to the babies’ families. “It [the train set] made an impression on me and I wanted to give back,” explains Jordan. “I realized adults don’t often get gifts, so I started focusing on them. If you’re in a [hospital] bed, you’re going to get a gift.” Jordan’s acts of goodwill have caught on—this year 450 patients benefited from Jordan’s Wish.
To learn more about Jordan’s Wish, visit Jordan’s Wish @JordanCorvinWish on Facebook.