UWM Women's soccer team gives 9-year-old with chronic illness reason to smile

Posted at 7:11 PM, May 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-07 20:11:47-04

With all the I's dotted and T's crossed, the Milwaukee women's soccer program gained a new teammate. 

"She brings a new energy to the team, especially when we're all focused for warmups before a game she is out there smiling. She lightens the mood, shows us why we love the sport," said Morgan Koerber, UWM Panther's defender. 

At birth, Jordan was diagnosed with Vein of Galen Malformation. The chronic illness has forced her to undergo multiple surgeries. But when you look at Jordan you don't see her scars. Only her smile. 

"I'm very excited that I'm apart of the soccer team," said Jordan Moore, 9-year-old soccer signee. 

"One of a kind kid. She's kinds, caring, she's very loving, has a big heart, she's very inspirational to anybody that comes in connect with you. So as a dad I'm just extremely proud," said Joseph Moore, Jordan's father. 

"I think the biggest thing is like we've said in the past is just seeing her come out on the field with a big smile on her face and just seeing our players smile. I think it's unique, you can't really put anything on that," said Troy Fabiano, UWM women's soccer head coach. 

Jordan has actually been with the team since April and according to her mother Sarah, it's made a huge impact on Jordan's day to day life. 

"It's not the sport, or the level that there at. It's really the girls and her and how great they are with her and how they interact with her. They dance with her for crying out loud, that's like her favorite thing to do," said Sarah Moore, Jordan's mother. 

So, Jordan may do more dancing on the pitch than anything; someone has to lead the goal celebrations.