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Kevin Jordan Taking Summer Classes, Training At Wake Forest

10:56 PM, Jul 27, 2011   |    comments
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Winston-Salem, NC -- Kevin Jordan has been on campus at Wake Forest University for a few weeks. He's taking two summer classes and training for the baseball season. He's doing all of this less than six months after undergoing surgery to receive a kidney.

The person who donated the kidney was Jordan's coach, Tom Walter.

The successful surgery took place in Atlanta in February.

On Wake Forest's campus Wednesday, both men said they are feeling great.

Jordan, a Freshman outfielder from Georgia, said, "I feel a lot better than I did this time last year."

"The whole thing that kept me smiling every day was the fact that I figured something would happen to where I would be able to play baseball again," he said.

Coach Walter said, "I couldn't be more proud of him. Just everything he's been through, the courage he's shown, the fortitude he's shown, I'm just really proud of Kevin Jordan."

"No down sides at all through this whole process.  I tell people all the time who ask me about organ donation, and I mean this, it's the best thing you'll ever do and what you receive back is a thousand times more valuable than anything you give," said Walter.

Besides taking public speaking and philosophy classes, Jordan is working with the strength coach to prepare for the season.

Even though he and his coach share a special bond, Jordan said, "I don't expect any special treatment and I expect to have success on the field."

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