Jordan Munsters is always on the go. He’s an avid motorcycle racer, runner, and dirt biker, Jordan is always on the go, and even opened a go-karting track in Okemos. But in May 2020, that all changed when he was left badly injured and immobilized from a dirt biking accident.
Jordan was rushed to E.W. Sparrow Hospital, where X-rays found that his hip socket had shattered. Through an intense 11-hour surgery, Michael Tucker, D.O., was able to reattach Jordan’s hip — but it looked like he would be lucky to ever walk again, let alone run.
For Jordan and his team at Sparrow, however, luck alone wouldn’t cut it. “The doctors said it was the worst hip injury they’d ever seen, but they never gave up hope,” Jordan says.
A week into his recovery, Jordan attempted to walk around the first floor of the hospital. When he was moved to Mary Free Bed at Sparrow for inpatient rehabilitation, Jordan continued to work on regaining mobility of several paralyzed muscles in his legs and overcoming extreme nerve damage with the help of Sparrow Physician Assistant Jason Maxa.
“Jason played a huge role in helping me get back on my feet not just physically, but also mentally,” Jordan recalls. “He pushed me to overcome my extreme nerve pain, and got me to the point where I was able to take no pain medications just seven months after the injury.”
Despite all odds, eight months after the accident, Jordan was able to walk again. A year after the fateful day, he was able to ride his motorcycle. And a year and a half after the crash, he was even able to complete a 15-mile Tough Mudder run and obstacle course.
“At Sparrow, they looked at me directly and saw me for who I was, not as another number,” Jordan says. “They never gave up. I’d be dead in a field if it wasn’t for them.”