Leilani Jordan Bio, Wiki
Leilani Jordan was a grocery clerk with cerebral palsy, who died from coronavirus. Her birth name is Leilani Margurite Jordan. She insisted on going to her job as a clerk at a Maryland grocery so she could help seniors, her mother said.
She has died at the of 27
She was a grocery clerk. her mother says
The clerk for a Giant Food store in Largo, a few miles east of Washington, was hospitalized with coronavirus in March and died last week, her family said.
“It was my baby!” Shepherd, crying, told CNN’s “New Day” Wednesday. “All she wanted to do was just help people.”
In the moments before Jordan died, she was intubated, unable to talk. But, unbeknownst to her family, she’d already recorded her goodbyes. Her stepfather, Charles, was at home after she died, going through some of her things.
“She (had taken) her password off of her phone,” so it wasn’t locked, he told CNN’s, Alisyn Camerota.
He found a video with a heart-wrenching message. “She made a video saying goodbye to all us, and wished everybody the best,” he said. “She told us bye; her sisters, (and her service dog) Angel, bye; and all her friends.
“She told them, you know, ‘See you on the other side.'”
Death Cause (COVID-19)
Leilani Margurite Jordan died of coronavirus-related health complications. She was 27.
No one was showing up for the early shift at the Giant supermarket in Largo where she worked part time. Because of the novel coronavirus, the morning was now set aside for the store’s elderly customers: the women who could barely walk on their own, who never knew where things were, whom she delighted in guiding to the milk or the store bathroom.
Jordan’s mother, Zenobia Shepherd, tried to explain the risks of working. But she said Jordan, who had a disability that caused “cognitive delays,” impaired her vision and left her reliant on a service dog, probably did not fully understand the potential dangers of the coronavirus.
And her daughter’s desire to help others, Shepherd said, was overpowering.
“She said, ‘Mommy, I’m going to work because no one else is going to help the senior citizens get their groceries,’ ” Shepherd said. “She only stopped going to work when she could no longer breathe.”