Jermon Bushrod Shares Heartbreaking Journey

The Ed Block Courage Award winner discussed the death of his daughter, Jordyn Lynn, who passed away last October

Zach Gelb
May 10, 2019 - 9:46 am
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NFL offensive lineman Jermon Bushrod was named the Saints’ Ed Block Courage Award winner in December, this after he and his wife endured the loss of their one-week-old daughter in October. The Ed Block Courage Award is given annually to a player from each NFL team who has preserved through adversity.

Bushrod’s wife, Jessica, gave birth to their daughter, Jordyn Lynn, who suffered from Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome, which can cause delayed development and growth before birth. Jordan Lynn was born Oct. 11 and passed away Oct. 18.

Despite the loss, Bushrod, 34, remained with the Saints, helping them win four of their last five games to clinch their second straight NFC South title.

Bushrod dropped by The Zach Gelb Show to discuss his family’s emotional journey, thank the Saints for their support, and offer hope to listeners.

“God’s not going to put us through anything that we can’t handle,” Bushrod said. “We’re going to be better because of this.”

Click below to listen to Bushrod’s heartbreaking yet inspirational story.