Filming at TRICA
Oh, how poetic it was that this location for filming worked out, at the very last second no less. In the north end of Boise, there exists a grand, old, stone Church. When we met the new owner of the building and started learning the history of this place, the parallels with Jordan’s story struck all of us.
For most of the 1900’s this Church carried the activities of the local Methodist congregation. That story changed in the late 1970’s when it was sold to a private party as a result of a diminishing congregation. Eventually, the Church transformed into a meth house after plans to turn the Church into an apartment building failed.
Following 40 years of disintegration, the Church was purchased in 2007 by a local non-profit (TRICA), with a mission to restore, rebuild, and to develop a comprehensive children’s art center. As has the story of Jordan, this building has gone from happiness to darkness. And now, recovery.
Jordan’s Ride and Recovery
There comes a point when a conscious decision needs to be made to move forward. I remember talking on the phone with Candi once and something she said really struck me in a way I won’t ever forget. “I have a made a decision to live,” she said.
Jordan’s father, Jesse, has made the same decision and has taken up biking as an outlet for grief. Early in 2012 the idea for Jordan’s Ride was born, an annual event dedicated to raising awareness and funds for SIDS/SUDC research and counseling. Every year, Jesse rides the extreme route of 105 miles in honor of Jordan, joined by many families in Idaho and beyond who ride for their child.
Candi and Jesse have also become the proud parents of two more children; Sydney and Jayden.
Things are better. They’re not perfect, but they’re better. A community of great friends and family along with a strong faith have been the anchors for healing.
We will keep moving forward right alongside with them and we will never forget the life of Jordan.