Jordan Wilson, Board Member
Jordan Wilson, a Huntington Beach native, has called Orange County, California, his home his entire life. He graduated from California State University at Long Beach with a degree in broadcast journalism and comparative world literature. While working in restaurants and hotels, Jordan discovered his passion for real estate. He has used his background in hospitality to provide exceptional experiences for his clients as a realtor for RE/MAX Prestige since 2013.
In 2010, just weeks before his 27th birthday, Jordan was diagnosed with UC. After going into remission immediately with the help of medication, Jordan was able to enjoy a symptom-free life for a year and a half. Then he experienced a severe flare. Over the next year and a half Jordan fought a hard battle, and multiple treatment options were used. Nothing worked and his condition was worsening by the week. After being hospitalized yet again, Jordan decided to move forward with surgery as a final attempt to get relief from his symptoms. Over the course of 5 months, from October 2012 to March 2013, Jordan had three surgeries to remove his entire colon and have a j-pouch constructed using his small intestines.
Following the extensive procedures, Jordan has been living happily with a healthy j-pouch and has gotten back to pursuing his passions. When he is not working, he enjoys riding his motorcycle, fitness, volunteering, traveling, and spending time with his friends and family. He is passionate about advocacy and takes every chance he can to help the IBD and j-pouch community, whether locally through a grassroots approach or at national events. Jordan strongly believes that if you can use your past life experiences to help someone, do it.
Vision for NUCA
I'm hoping NUCA will help bridge certain gaps in care that the UC patient so greatly needs. While treatment of physical symptoms is of utmost importance, there are also mental and emotional aspects of living with this disease that people need help with. I'm hoping NUCA will serve as the go-to resource that UC patients use for support.