2017 Stroll for Strong Kids

Team Jordyn

Jordyn's Story

In August of 2016, Jordyn was your typical active, healthy, beautiful young wife and mommy.  She had a smile that could light up a room and loved nothing more than her growing family.  Jordyn worked full time on her family farm and spent the rest of her time loving on her family, and her almost 2 year old son Carmine.  She was expecting baby Augello #2, due on January 16, 2017 and life was good.

On October 24, 2016 Jordyn was admitted to the hospital with what was thought to be serious pregnancy side-effects.  

Just 2 days later, on October 26, 2016, her 3rd wedding anniversary, Jordyn was diagnosed with Stage IV Stomach Cancer at 27 weeks pregnant.  The doctors knew the cancer was advanced and since baby seemed to be doing well the plan was to have her carry the baby for a few more weeks and then start treatment.

2 days later, on October 28, 2016 Jordyn's health took a turn for the worst and baby Frances Mary was delivered at 27 1/2 weeks.  

With baby Frances in the expert hands of everyone at Golisano Children's Hospital, Jordyn was brave and faced her cancer head on traveling from Rochester to Boston and back to Rochester in search of a cure.

After just 10 weeks, Jordyn's condition was still deteriorating.  On January 5, 2017 Jordyn was moved to Hospice Care at Strong Memorial Hospital.  Surrounded by her loving family she died on Monday January 9, 2017.  

One week later, Jordyn's daughter, a growing, beautiful and healthy baby girl, Frances Mary, was discharged from Golisano Children's Hospital on her due date, January 16, 2017.


Our Goal:

Memorial donations made in Jordyn’s memory to Golisano Children’s Hospital since January have been unbelievable.  Our plan is that all of the money raised thus far and going forward by our power walkers will be a gift to the hospital great enough to allow us to earn a capital naming opportunity in Jordyn’s name at the new Golisano Children’s Hospital building.  We are going to try our best to raise enough to have a private NICU room named for Jordyn.

Above all else, the money donated to Golisano ultimately provides the smallest little people with the best care they need, just like our little family miracle Frances Mary received.  Let’s just have fun with it.  The stroll is something for Chooch, Carmine & Frances to make a tradition out of and for them to look forward to doing every summer in memory of Jordyn.

To donate, you can first register as a member of our team (no worries you don’t have to come walk but are more than welcome to join us!)  To do this: 

Click Join Team (Search Team Jordyn if you need to)

Register yourself, set an individual goal if you so desire or you can make a one-time donation!  There will be a prize for the leading Fund Raiser/Donor, you don’t want to miss out on this! BELIEVE ME!

Jordyn had quite the collection of random t-shirts and we have designed one to ‘give’ away to anyone donating $10.00 or more, as a way to help us reach our goal!   


Questions, Concerns, T-Shirt Sizing Requests, please contact Shannon or Molly: or


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