16 pucks: Disabled Kelowna hockey fan hit hard by Humboldt tragedy

Jordan Fiander is legally blind and has cerebral palsy. When he learned of the tragedy in Saskatchewan that killed 16 members of a hockey team, he wanted the victims to know he cares.
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KELOWNA – A big hockey fan who has been disabled since birth wants those close to the Humboldt tragedy to know how much the deaths have affected him.

Jordan Fiander, 26, has cerebral palsy. He can’t walk, he’s legally blind and he has limited motor skills.

That didn’t stop him, however, from joining the rest of the world in mourning the bus crash that killed 16 members of the Humboldt Broncos last week.

Jordan’s aunt Paula says what he lacks in cognitive development, he more than makes up for in kindness.

“He’s really in tune with people’s feelings,” she says. “He’s a sensitive being.”

Knowing Jordan is a Kelowna Rockets season ticket holder who never misses a game, his care worker Tracey thought he should know about the crash.

“He had a difficult time emotionally when he heard about what happened," she says. "His bedroom is covered with hockey memorabilia. Hockey is a big part of his life and he decided he wanted to do a tribute outside our door.”

Jordan and Tracey leaned two hockey sticks against the wall next to the front door. It might not seem like much, but everyone is expressing their grief in different ways.

A couple hours later he came to her with another idea.

“He went into his puck drawer and got a puck for each of the people who died,” she says. "He's a terrific kid."

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