On Tuesday, September 24th County Council received an update from John Davidson, Dave Taylor - Project Manager; and Bob Facca to garner support for Jesse’s Journey Fundraiser Walk 2014. When John and Sherene Davidson learned that their son Jesse was diagnosed at the age of six with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy they charted a life changing course for themselves-setting out to raise research funds to find the cure. Jesse’s Journey began in 1995 when John (age 49) set out on an incredible mission to push his 15-year old son Jesse across Ontario in his wheelchair. $1.5 million dollars for research was generated. Three years later, in 1998, John embarked on another journey – this time travelling 8300 km across Canada. During this trip, John generated $2 million dollars for research. Jesse lost his battle to Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy in 2009, but fundraising efforts will continue well into 2014 with a grandfather walk – where Bob Facca will walk 5000 kms in support of his grandson Louie, who was diagnosed at the age of 3. This trip will commence in Quebec and will finish at the Manitoba border by late November 2014.
More information can be found on the Jesse’s Journey web site: www.jessesjourney.com.