Jayden M.

9 Years Later: Catching Up with Jayden M.

June 27, 2024

Catching Up with Jayden, Nine Years Later.

It’s been 9 years since we first introduced you to Jayden and his family. Now, 9 years later, Jayden is 16 and living his life to the fullest.

Unfortunately, Jayden has had some physical and medical regression resulting in some more time in his chair, the use of a feeding tube, and the need for orthopedic surgery. This week, Jayden had a major surgery on his right wrist and elbow in hopes of giving him more function and improve his overall wellbeing. The road to recovery is a long one. Thankfully, Jayden's mom, Shellie, came to the rescue with an adapted Xbox controller to help Jayden pass the time as he focuses on healing.

Despite some regression, Shellie tells us that Jayden has remained strong and positive through it all. He is doing well in school, and has even developed a newfound love of power soccer.

While Jayden has always loved soccer, he was never able to play it himself due to his disability. However, in power soccer, Jayden thrives. He was even one of the top-scorers of the division this year, with a record of 6 goals!

Shellie told us, "Soccer has really boosted his confidence and created so much happiness! It's something he can do that he's always wanted to."

On behalf of all of us here at Chive Charities, we just want to share how proud we are of Jayden and all he has accomplished over the last 9 years. We are sending him our best wishes as he heals from his surgery, and we hope to see him back on the soccer field soon!