Excerpt from Colleen Berg:
“…Many people are content to sit back, and complain about the world, and the things that bother them. Jordan wasn’t many people.
Not many people have left dents in my life, people come and go, and fade out. Jordan left more then just a dent; I’ll forever see the world in a different light.
I’ll miss him. Who wouldn’t? I always thought Jordan was one of the best people I know. Full of personality, determination, adventure, with a strong drive to change the world. On top of everything, he was a great friend, and a kind soul.”
April 1, 2004….Jordan died doing the one thing he loved doing….demonstrating and trying to change the world…the way he thought it should be…He will forever be remembered as an activist….one not afraid to challenge the government, the white supremacists and racists on this earth…He saw wrong and tried to change it, he saw poverty and fought to fix it, he saw oppression and tried to fight it…
A friend of Jordan wrote: “… He figured out early in life that the measure of a man is how he impacts those that can do nothing for him. I promise to help someone soon and I promise it will be in the name of Jordan Feder.”
Kelly wrote:”…I feel blessed just to have known someone with such a pure heart.”
There is an old saying that you only get one chance to make a good impression, but that was all Jordan needed. The minute you met him you knew there was something different about him….something extraordinary. You knew the good person he was…the character of his being. What he accomplished in his 23 years is more than most accomplish in a lifetime. Friends found out quickly he never judged them or put them down. He made you feel an equal, even if YOU did not feel the same way. He took your flaws and shortcomings that you would confess and made you realize they could be overcome. He supported you and made you a better person for knowing him.
Jordan – you had your whole life ahead of you and I will never understand why it was your time to go. I guess I will never know what they are until I join you. You touched and positively impacted so many lives while you were here with us and know you are sadly missed by many. Know you will always be in my heart. Most only get to dream of angels – I knew my son was an angel for a LONG time.
It’s not like the earth has fallen away and I am falling. I have already fallen. I am at the bottom of a wishing well. The sides are smooth and the top of the well is so high that I cannot jump up to climb out. It’s like I am trapped…..and cannot escape.