A fundraiser Oct. 6 in Courtenay will help Jen Nordhus and Jordan Fielder following a biking accident in Fort McMurray that left Jordie paralyzed from the chest down.
Jen is eight months pregnant with their first son, Logan, due to be born Oct. 22.
Jen grew up in the Comox Valley, graduating in 2000 with friends who still live here.
Since the accident, Jen has relocated to Edmonton, say friends of the couple. Jordie was at the University of Alberta hospital for several weeks following spinal reconstructive surgery, and is now an inpatient at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital.
Jordie is slated to finish rehab in Edmonton on Oct. 4. They are looking for a different home to return to in Fort McMurray for the winter, as their home was three storeys and not wheelchair-accessible.
The couple plans to move home to the Comox Valley in the spring. With many physical, emotional and financial challenges ahead, friends in the Valley hope to help them financially as much as possible with the fundraiser Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the Native Sons Hall.
Tickets cost $20 and are available at Happy’s Source For Sports in Courtenay, 4Cats Art Studio in Comox or online at www.ticketweb.ca.
Expect appies, dancing and a silent auction as well as live music from the Mel Bay Band and Luke Blu Guthrie.
For more information, visit www.supportforjord.org or visit the Facebook page Support for Jord – Fundraising Event.