Now, doctors say Jordan is thriving, something his doctor, Susan Massengill, loves to see.
"Kidney failure is a big deal and so we always hope that any of our kids that are on dialysis have the gift of going through a kidney transplant," Jordan's doctor, Susan Massengill, told WSOC-TV.
As many other families spend their holiday in the hospital, she said she hopes Jordan gives them hope. His story is also an example of the incredible difference the gift of life can make.
"We were given the gift of time, so we spell love as 'T-I-M-E,'" Jordan's mother, Cora Ocampo, told WSOC-TV. "We would have not seen this day today if it wasn't because of that special gift."