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Family and friends of Jordan Trenn are banding together to raise money to help cover his medical expenses after a horrific car crash.

On Thursday morning, January 12th 2012, my nephew Jordan Trenn, an 18 year old Jefferson, Ohio resident and promising Kent State University student was involved in a horrific car crash, just minutes after dropping his younger brother Jeremy off at school. If it weren’t for the efforts of an Ashtabula County school bus driver and several local residents calling 911, in addition to a few passing motorists and the Jefferson firemen literally pushing the car off of him, he most certainly would not have survived. The fact that the entire roof of the car was sheared off and Jordan had been ejected and was alive, is in itself a miracle.

Jordan’s injuries are extensive and it is anticipated that the treatment of these injuries, including a long rehabilitation will amount to hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical expenses. Jordan and his family need all the help that they can get to not only address these costs but also to ensure that the proper rehabilitation treatments are accessible to help this vibrant young man make a full recovery.

Jordan spent 18 days in the ICU at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation for repair of his ruptured aorta, orbit fracture of the nose, mandible fracture, rodding of his left femur and broken left arm. It is unknown at this time if he will ever regain the sight in his left eye. In addition to numerous fractures, he has bilateral dissections of the carotids that go up to the brain. They are not repairable surgically but are treated with medications and time. Finally, Jordan has suffered two strokes, one on the left side and the other on the right side. At this time we are waiting to see how these strokes may possibly affect his rehabilitation.

On Thursday, February 2nd, Jordan was transported to HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Erie, where he will continue to receive care and treatment, going through scheduled physical and occupational therapies.

In April of 2011, Jordan's Senior year of high school, he was awarded the Good Samaritan Award by the Jefferson Ohio Chamber of Commerce for aiding a man who had fallen on a sidewalk in February. Jordan not only called 911 for help but also assisted the man back into his home and stayed with him until help arrived.

I believe that Jordan has been given this second chance at life to someday help others again as today others are helping him.

In addition to assisting the Trenn Family with expenses ensuing from this tragic event, an account has also been established in his name for donations that can be made at any KeyBank location for those that wish to donate by check.

Thank you in advance for your donations, support & most importantly prayers. We do believe in miracles and we pray for one each day!

"I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver." ~ Maya Angelou
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