Jesse says ‘Thanks’ for fundraising

EDMESTON – On Aug. 9, a benefit for special little boy from Edmeston was held in the Town of Norwich in an effort to assist he and his family to secure safe and reliable transportation.

At all of three months of age, Jesse was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy, Mental Retardation, GERD, Failure to Thrive, as well as being legally blind, setting the stage for a life punctuated with live-saving procedures.

With the help of his caring community, Jesse Rounds and family were able to purchase a suitable wheelchair van complete with a lift that will enable Jesse to make it safely to his various therapies and appointments.



Jesse and family would like to thank all of their family, friends, and community for their support for the Jammin’4 Jesse benefit that was held in his honor.

“Specifically, we would like to be sure to acknowledge the local businesses that supported us,” said Jesse’s mother, Hilary Rounds.

Thank yous to: Aim Fitness, Norwich; Angela & Friends Salon, Dewitt; Balanced Touch Massage, Oneida; Bill Barnes for donating a pig; Bob Hawthorne for cooking pig (yum!); Buyeas True Value, Cazenovia; Countryside Hardware, Deryuter;Cutting Crew, Norwich; D & D Diner, Sherburne; Denny's, Oneida; El Canelo's Restaurant, Oneida; ENV Insurance, Tom Normoyle, Manlius; Evening Sun, Norwich; Ferlo's Bakery, Rome; Freihofer's, Canastota; Gilligans, Sherburne; Hi Neighbor Pennysaver, Cazenovia; Lilly Bean, Norwich; Look What’s Baking By Michelle; Constantia; Maxwells, Norwich; Nina's Restaurant, Norwich; Norwich First Baptist Church – Board; Members, Pastor, & Church Members; Norwich Grange Hall Board Members; Pepi’s Pizza, Oneida; Pepsi, Utica; Pizza Hut, Norwich;Rich Smith, Oneida Music; Super Cuts, Oneida; Tanning Bed, Oneida; Taylor's, Norwich; Teasers, Norwich; Thymely Treasures, Norwich; Tuscan Oven, Oneida; Uncorked Cafe & Lounge, Norwich;”

And the Entertainment: Al Youngs, Andy Blackman, BAD Influence, Cassidy Lynn, Alexander, DJ Tune Time, Lady Purple, Smyrna Jammers, Tim Carr.

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