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.
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