At the end of November brothers Jeffery Halsall, Rob Rice, Richard Marleau, and WGK Tim Gant visited the Coogan family at their Orangeville home. This was a happy occasion since WGK Tim had the distinct pleasure of presenting the family with a cheque for $9,000 to help pay for health care expenses for their daughter Ashlyn.
Ashlyn Coogan is their oldest 6 year old twin daughter who has quadriplegia spastic cerebral palsy. The family has many related healthcare expenses that are not covered by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) or their employer extended healthcare plan.
Since 2013 council decided to help this family as the primary benefactor of our annual charity motorcycle ride.
The family was clearly pleased and overwhelmed with the support from our council.