January 11, 2018
Eric Jordan was living his dream. At the age of 41, Eric was singing bass with the New York Metropolitan Opera. He was living in New York City with his wife and 20-month-old son and reaching his peak as a vocalist.
But it was another voice—his son’s—that made the biggest difference in Eric’s life. One morning in September of 2012, he was awakened by his son’s crying and attempted to see what was the matter. Instead of walking to his son, Eric passed out and fell to the floor, paralyzed and unable to speak.
Eric suffered a massive stroke, and his life was in danger. But even if he recovered, Eric stood to lose his ability to sing: his career and his passion.
A child’s cry, a quick-thinking spouse, and an innovative procedure saved Eric’s life. But there was no guarantee they’d save his voice.