In Good Health: Jordy’s Story

July 1, 2016

At Orgain®, we routinely provide free product to people in need, often people battling cancer and children in desperate need of nourishment. Rather than being driven by a set budget or a specific percent of sales or profits, we make every effort to say “Yes” and step forward with support whenever possible.

Below is a the story of Jordy, as shared by his mother Shari via email between her and Orgain founder, Dr. Andrew Abraham.

Dear Orgain,

Below is my 9-year-old son Jordy’s journey to, and need for, Orgain Vegan Nutritional shakes. He is on a 12-week liquid nutrition program for healing. We have already purchased 62 cases thru Amazon but my son is in need of 25 more cases.

We are expecting his biopsy results next week. Possible Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis. He has been sick since the middle of February. They could not figure out what was wrong with him. He had loose stools and that’s all they knew.

He was diagnosed with C. diff in mid March and spent a week at Miami Children’s Hospital. They pumped him full of medicine that cured the C. diff but wrecked his little body. He lost 17 pounds and felt horrible.

The doctors had us put him on Boost and then we tried Ensure. Those made him visit the bathroom more than the C. diff did. We transitioned him to the BRAT diet, which he did well on for about three weeks. Then bathroom symptoms came back. He had also developed a milk intolerance. This proved challenging because, like most kids, he loves milk and cheese and they were a large part of his caloric intake. The doctors were basically having him eat bread and apples because he hates bananas and rice. So he was taking in practically no nutrition at all.

I knew there had to be a better way—a solution that didn’t have chemicals and additives.

Fast forward to April, I found Vegan Orgain on Amazon and bought it. He would drink one a day. I was so excited.

Unfortunately, my son was not getting better so the doctor said it was time for a colonoscopy, which he had last Thursday.

After the procedure the first words out of the doctors mouth were “steroids” and the first words out of mine and my husband’s mouths were “no.” We were armed and ready with what we felt would heal our son, Orgain.

We researched different liquid nutrition verses steroids and found that liquid nutrition offers better healing than the steroids, which simply suppress the symptoms. The doctor was hesitant, but the dietitian at Miami children’s had actually heard of Orgain and gave her approval, so the doctor agreed.

Orgain is the best product on the market. Two days after my son’s colonoscopy he was 100% back to his old self. Normal, healthy poop. No mucus, no dots of blood, no running to the bathroom. We knew Orgain was going to help, but we had no idea just how quickly we would see results.

We are one week in and my son is happy and healthy. We have a long road ahead of us but proper nutrition is the key and Orgain opened the door for us.

We, like many Americans, fell into the typical western unhealthy diet. Yuck! And so we can support my son, my husband, daughters and I are learning to eat a slow carbohydrate diet for the rest of our lives. We have 12 weeks to learn.

We told him maybe God has placed this challenge in front of him to make the rest of his family healthy. He smiled and said, “You’re welcome.” That’s my Jordy, always light-hearted, fun loving and a blessing to us all.

I am asking for assistance because we are financially strapped and I have used the money we had available to purchase 62 cases of Orgain.

Anything that Orgain can do to help us purchase the remaining 25 cases would be greatly appreciated. A discounted rate, paying it out over time, any small thing you could do would be huge for Jordy.

Thank you for listening to Jordy’s story. Blessings to all of you at Orgain.


Shari S.


Hi Shari,

Thank you for reaching out. I’m happy to hear that Orgain has been helping to organically nourish Jordy during this difficult time for you. Jordy sounds like a wonderful blessing to your family. I have two boys aged 7 and 5 that mean everything to me so I can certainly relate. Regarding helping out, we’d be honored to.

Just send me your address and we’ll send you free product so we can alleviate that burden off of you. All I ask in return is that you help us spread the word. 😉

Wishing continued health for Jordy! Feel free to reach out to me anytime if you need anything.

In good health,

Dr. Andrew Abraham


Dr. Abraham,

Thank you. Those two words seem inadequate to express our heartfelt appreciation for your generosity.

When I told Jordy he smiled with his big wide smile and said, “That is awesome!” And then he literally started jumping up and down. As a mom I started to cry because of the connection one human being can make to another through an act of kindness. Your kindness comes at a trying time for our family and makes your gift so profound. A gift, not just of Orgain, but a gift of love and hope and of the knowledge that people like you still exist in the world.

We are grateful that you chose to be courageous at such a young age and question the nutrition prescribed by your doctor. We are inspired by your determination to aid in your own healing. We are blessed by your dedication that lead you to create Orgain.

Hippocrates: “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” Most doctors forget this basic principal. You have chosen to follow Hippocrates. You have taught us that what you put in your mouth plays an integral part in your health. Thank you for taking the road less traveled, a road often filled with obstacles and criticism. Thank you for being bold, brave and unwavering in your quest to provide the best liquid nutrition on the market.

We will shout to the world the amazing health benefits of Orgain. Every man, woman, and child we talk to will know how blessed we are to have found Orgain. We will keep you posted on Jordy’s progress. Please feel free to share Jordy’s story.


Shari, Jordy, Brianna, Lauren and Jordy




  • l
    November 13, 2017 8:04 pm

    I am a senior with severe mucus reflux, asthma, ulcer, on liquid diet, and need to gain weight. /the severe stress of all this and being on extremely low income, not being able to afford meds etc is not good at all, and i am losing weight so much..///do you have any samples of the dairy soy free shakes than you could send, plus any advice to help digestion and to gain weight etc etc? I would greatly appreciate any help, advice etc Thank you very much.

  • Melissa Cook
    January 5, 2018 11:12 pm

    Jordy’s story brought tears to my eyes (okay I’m actually crying), but in a good way. Our son was diagnosed with Crohn’s at five, and we also refused the meds (in our case immunosuppressants). We decided on the Specific Carb Diet which has been good for him. Fast forward two years, we sometimes struggle with his weight and healthy snacks/quick breakfast/etc., and we have finally discovered Orgain. We started supplementing his diet with the shakes. He LOVES them. And I love Dr. Abraham and his company for making them. This is life changing for us.

    I hope everyone working at Orgain realizes the impact they’re having on people like us. We can’t thank you enough. And to see how you have helped a family in need is heartwarming. I will be sharing the benefits of Orgain nutrition with literally everyone who will listen.

    PS- We aren’t in need of samples/free product, we just wanted to share our excitement and gratitude.

    • alexm
      January 23, 2018 12:38 am

      Thank you so much for sharing your story. What a wonderful, uplifting comment to read here. Honestly can’t express what it means to receive feedback like this. All the best to you and your family in this new year! Again, thank you.

      In good health,
      The Orgain Team.

  • April
    August 31, 2018 5:27 pm

    I just got out of the hospital with a severe ulcerative colitis flare. I am a 5’4” female who is down to 97 pounds after the last 8 weeks. I’m suppose to be 120. I am extremely weak and not able to eat much. I am on prednisone at 60mg a day.I am suppose to be hungry but instead I am just extremely sick and weak. I have been trying to find a nutritional drink to help supplement my calories and protein that will be easier on the inflamed bowels. I came across this website and a few stories about crohns/colitis patients able to drink this shake. I have been out of work and only have enough money to buy from the grocery store for a couple of weeks. I have not tried this yet but hoping to get it from the grocery store by tomorrow. The dietician and doctors just say to drink boost. But it hurts way too much to digest. Please let me know if there is a way you can help me afford this in my journey to remission. I need gluten free for sure, and I was told to stay away from chocolate. Thank you

    • alexm
      October 23, 2018 8:25 am

      Hello April – That sounds terrible. Please email us at Good luck and good health to you!

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