You may be new to Jojo’s story, or you may have been journeying with us all along. Whatever the case may be, we are grateful that you are here and we invite you to take a moment to get to know our precious Jojo.
Jordan Cline (affectionately known as Jojo) was born with a mitochondrial deletion syndrome. Although he passed away on February 5, 2018, his story did not end on that day. His legacy continues on in the lives he touched and in the lessons he taught: make the connection, savor the moment, find the joy.
Despite his mitochondrial deletion syndrome diagnosis, Jojo lived a full and extraordinary seven years. From skiing in Mammoth with a special instructor to horseback riding on a dude ranch in Montana, Jojo was game for anything. Even ordinary moments took on a special significance for this little adventurer. Whether jumping on the trampoline with his brothers, eating Cheetos, cheering on friends at physical therapy, braving another blood draw, wherever he was and whatever he did, he was always, truly in his element. Jojo knew no strangers; to him, every person was simply a friend he hadn’t yet met. Somehow he just understood that each moment was precious and that nothing should be taken for granted.
In a grassroots, boots on the ground effort, our faithful group of friends, family members, and volunteers have been the energy and the drive behind the Live Like Jojo Foundation. This special group of people seek to ensure that Jordan’s legacy and his enthusiasm for life lives on. For the Cline family, it gives us a purpose for our days and hope for a better future, and it is in this way that we seek to honor Jordan’s life.
Every gift, whether large or small, will make a difference for patients and their families. We thank you for your enthusiasm, your support, your time, your donations, and for helping keep Jojo’s message alive.
Jojo, we hope to make you proud!