Passavant is the Presenting Sponsor for next week’s inaugural Red Out event and one of our employees is being recognized as a heart survivor.

Jordan Lindsey is a recent Jacksonville High School (J.H.S.) graduate and works in Food Service. He’s suffered from several heart defects, including a hole in his heart at birth, his left ventricle smaller than normal, and congestive heart failure. Jordan has had heart catheterization and two corrective heart surgeries. “I expect to have another procedure in six to seven years to replace my aorta and mitral mechanical valves with adult size valves,” he said.

Currently, Jordan is living an active life-style, and lists hunting, fishing, and raising chickens as his hobbies. He plans to pursue a career as a x-ray technologist.

Red Out is a American Heart Association fund-raising and awareness event, and is part of the J.H.S. versus Glenwood football game on Friday, September 6, at the J.H.S. Athletic Field on West Walnut. Pre-game activities start at 5 p.m. with a kid’s fair, health screenings, heart healthy snacks, and prize drawings. Jordan and another teen heart survivor, Sarah Cambridge, and the top fund-raising teams will be recognized during a brief pre-game ceremony at approximately 6:30 p.m. The game, which is the first of the season for both teams, begins at 7 p.m.