Help local boy Jordon, journey through his fight with Cerebral Palsy; benefit dance to be held in Winchester

Above, Jordon Cotton. Courtesy photo

Money raised will go towards purchasing a wheelchair accessible vehicle

WINCHESTER — Jordon Cotton, 21, is an amazing young man and son of Ottawa Fire Service firefighter, Paul Cotton and his wonderful wife, Angela.  

Jordon was born three months premature on August 23, 1998 and had a rare heart condition at birth, which is usually corrected with medication. Due to a rare side effect from the medication, he suffered severe complications, leaving him with Quadriplegic Spastic Cerebral Palsy. This has meant that Jordon is fully dependant on a motorized wheelchair to move around but unfortunately, the family does not have a wheelchair accessible vehicle.  

Jordon is a fun, enthusiastic young man with an exceptional sense of humour. He has a contagious smile that lights up the room. His knowledge of many subjects makes him easy to talk to and his friendly demeanour, make Jordon a pleasure to be around. Jordon’s passion is sports and discussing stats and facts, and watching hockey games every single night.

Jordon graduated from North Dundas High School in 2018 and is now preparing for the next step in life; exploring the world and becoming more independent. With his outgoing personality and fun-loving spirit, Jordon needs to attend more social events with family and friends, get to appointments and therapy sessions and pursue volunteer and employment opportunities.  However, the lack of accessible transportation has become a very real challenge for Jordon and is limiting his opportunities and abilities. Recognizing this very real need, a group of family, friends and neighbours are hosting a benefit event to help offset the costs of a wheelchair accessible van for Jordon. A custom accessible vehicle costs approximately $60,000, so we are reaching out to the community for your support.      

To compliment Jordon’s fun-loving and unique personality, we have organized a fun event to help raise money for an accessible vehicle. On Saturday, 25 May please come out to the Winchester Arena and enjoy live music, a delicious dinner catered by Lone Star Texas Grill™ and a silent beats dance party (Not sure what a silent beats dance party is? That’s ok, check out this link … facebook.com/silentbeatsevents ) There will be a live auction and lots of fantastic items available for silent auction as well.  

Come out and enjoy an incredible evening with music, a great meal and lots of fun, all to support a very worthy cause.

Tickets are $60 each and are available at Watters Financial Group or Ben’s Pioneer gas station in Winchester or by calling (613) 774-6000.

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