WCCO-AM afternoon drive host Jordana Green announced Tuesday that she has been diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia.
Green, employed by WCCO Radio since 2012, including co-hosting the "Paul and Jordana Show" with Paul Douglas since 2017, began receiving chemotherapy treatment at Mayo Clinic in Rochester on Tuesday.
On her CaringBridge page, Green explained what led to the discovery of T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia – a rare form of leukemia that Mayo Clinic describes as being the most common type of cancer in children, though it can also occur in adults.
"I've been feeling crappy for a few months, very fatigued, about 2 weeks ago I noticed some large bruising on my legs but didn't remember bumping myself. Tuesday Oct. 20th I went for some bloodwork. Tuesday night my doctor called and said I need to go to the ER as my platelets were low. Normal platelets are 150,000+, mine were 19,000. They admitted me, did a bone marrow biopsy and 12 hours later told me I had leukemia."
Green said she was able to leave the hospital for one night last week to have dinner with her family and "snuggle" with her kids. She now expects to be at Mayo Clinic for about four weeks, where she'll attempt to call into WCCO Radio every Monday-Friday at about 3:35 p.m., though only if she's feeling well.
"Thank you to my friends and family for being superstars. So many people have offered help, meals, gift cards for the kids, and prayers and I am truly humbled and grateful," Green wrote.