About Jordan

In 2005 Jordan Thomas lost both his legs below the knee in a boating accident. While in the hospital, he realized how many other kids there were like him, yet so many of them did not have access to the prostheses they needed to live active healthy lives.

Press On

Although he was just 16 years old at the time, Jordan committed right then to help all these kids in need and the Jordan Thomas Foundation was born. Since that day, Jordan has embraced his circumstances and committed his life and his foundation to helping kids PRESS ON and live their dreams!

Committed to the Cause

– Changing Our World Award for Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy, Association of Fundraising Professionals, April 2008
– Ellis Island Medal of Honor, National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations, May 2008
– National Courage Award, Courage Center, August 2009
– Top Ten CNN Hero of the Year, CNN, November 2009
– Nashville Top 30 Under 30, December 2019
– Tennessee Ambassador of Goodwill, January 2020
– Point of Light recipient, February 2020

“Being someone directly affected by traumatic limb loss as a child, I am intimately aware of the challenges faced by children and families affected by limb differences.”

Jordan Thomas