Movie Crew Documents Ada Woman's Fight To Live

Monday, July 8th 2013, 6:18 pm

Doctors said she would only live to be 10. She's now 22. An Ada woman's fight against cystic fibrosis is so inspiring, it's now the focus of a documentary.

Jordan Ulrich's story so far plays out like a Hollywood movie. She has already had two double lung transplants and now it looks like she may need an extremely rare third.

"I always have to think that God has a reason for me," said Jordan Monday.

"She's not afraid to die, she just says it's not her time," said Jordan's mom Lesa. "And she says she will know when it is."

Jordan was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at age 2. She received her first double lung transplant at 17, Her second in October 2010 when she almost didn't make it to the hospital.

"I had Jordan hooked up to all these monitors, I could hear the beeping in the background because she had no pulse, she wasn't breathing. Jordan started talking to God and wasn't there," recalls Lesa.

Recently Jordan's story at a fundraiser for Cedar Sinai Hospital brought some of Hollywood's heaviest hitters to tears. And now a Los Angeles crew is in Ada shooting a documentary on Jordan.

"For me it's kind of an underdog story," said Director Peter Burrod. "Jordan's always been given bad odds."

But Jordan is sick again. And it looks like another lung transplant may be in the script. Her mother says she only knows of three other people in the world who have had three transplants.

Still Jordan is planning on a happy ending.

"I'm hoping to get married, I want to get married in a church and have children."

Follow Jordan's journey on Facebook!