When Jordan Kirby was injured playing high school softball, she didn’t know the extent of her injury right away.
“We didn’t have an athletic trainer at Perry-Lecompton High School, so when I tore my ACL during my junior year I went without knowing about it for two months,” she said.
This experience helped guide Jordan toward becoming an athletic trainer. She earned a bachelor’s degree in athletic training at Washburn University, where she also played softball for five years. Jordan now serves as an athletic trainer at Eudora High School and performs injury checks at McLouth High School as well as at her alma mater – Perry-Lecompton High.
“Every school deserves to have a full time athletic trainer. I love having the opportunity to provide services at these schools. I feel extremely blessed to be part of a profession that is selfless and motivated to do whatever it takes to give the best care.”