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Palisades Fair Promoter Dedicates Event To Daughter Killed In Car Crash

Jordan Schuman was 22 and a young TV reporter in South Carolina when she was killed in a tragic car crash last December.
Jordan Schuman was 22 and a young TV reporter in South Carolina when she was killed in a tragic car crash last December. Photo Credit: www.jordanschumanfoundation.org

WEST NYACK, N.Y. -- Jordan Schuman loved telling people’s stories, but more than that, the young TV journalist loved how those stories could make a positive impact on their lives.

Her father is now carrying on her spirit of compassion and kindness.

According to a report by FiOS1, promoter Brian Schuman is dedicating this year’s Palisades Fair in West Nyack to Jordan, who was only 22 when she was killed in a car accident in South Carolina in December 2015.

Schuman is not only dedicating part of the proceeds from the annual event to a foundation set up in his daughter’s name, he is launching “Jordan’s Wishing Well,” where folks can write wishes on slips of paper and the foundation will try to make a certain number of them come true, FiOS1 reported.

He is doing the same at a fair he promotes on Long Island.

The West Nyack fair runs through Sunday, July 10.

According to Jordan Schuman’s obituary, the Huntington, N.Y., native was a multimedia reporter at WPED in Florence, S.C.

She had majored in broadcast journalism at the University of Miami.

According to her website, she wrote and co-anchored NewsVision, the university’s news station, and NewsBreak, a 90-second web-only update.

She interned for CBS Entertainment, NBC News and CBS News while in college.

When not working -- in Jordan’s own words from her website -- she enjoyed “listening to country music, grabbing a nap when she could get one, shopping for shoes far too often, and always a cup of coffee to start the day.”

She was survived by her mother, Peri Schacknow; father, Brian Schuman; brother, Justin; and grandmothers, Lorraine and Roz.

To read the FiOS1 report, click here.

For more information about the foundation, click here.

For more information about the West Nyack fair, click here.

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