With your help, Jordan’s journey is just starting

Jordan Cotton
Jordan Cotton celebrating his sister’s wedding. Photo submitted.
Posted on: May 14, 2019

Jordan Cotton has come a long way, and he wants to keep on movin’!

Jordan is just 20, lives in the Winchester area with his parents and two siblings, and is dependent on a wheelchair to get around; he has what’s known as Quadriplegic Spastic Cerebral Palsy.

Jordan graduated from North Dundas District High School last year. Like his classmates and other guys his age, it’s time for him to move out, move on and find a job. Friends say he’s enthusiastic with a great sense of humour; he’s the guy who’s easy to talk to right from the start — friendly, knowledgeable (especially about sports), and a great hockey fan.

His parents, Paul and Angela, are encouraging him to get out and explore but to do that he needs an accommodating personal vehicle; the approximate cost is $60,000, a lot of money…. This lack of transportation limits Jordan’s job search, and really curtails his freedom

Family, friends and neighbours are hosting a benefit event to help offset the cost of ‘wheels’ for Jordan. Their choice for him, because of his fun-loving, unique personality, is a Silent Beats dance party. Check it out at facebook.com/silentbeatsevents.

Come on out Saturday, May 25 to the Winchester Arena. Live music by Sons of Gord, a catered meal by Lone Star Texas Grill and the dance party are beckoning. Come and have fun!

Tickets are on sale and available at Watters Financial, 498 Main St. E in Winchester or call them at 613-774-6000, or at Ben’s Pioneer Gas Station.

Article by Sally Smith

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