KAWARTHA LAKES-The Trillium Lakelands District School Board is offering counselling to students and staff at Scott Young Public School In Omemee after the sudden death of a student on December 17th.
“Special counselling services have been made available to students and staff, and will continue to be available throughout the week and longer, if needed.” Sinead Fegan, Communications Officer, Trillium Lakelands District School Board told Kawartha 411 News.
9-year-old Colton Windrem passed away from a blood clot after a visit to the hospital according to a fundraiser set up for the family.
“After a trip to the hospital, on December 16th, our dear friends and family Sheryl, Mike and Audrie Windrem’s lives have changed forever with the loss of their beloved son and brother, 9-year-old Colton,” said the Go Fund Me campaign. “Colton was an amazing kid with a huge heart. He touched the lives of everyone who met him as he was a genuine soul who loved his friends and family. Colton loved life on the farm and he was always sharing his passion and knowledge about tractors and farming. He was the best big brother to Audrie who truly admired and looked up to him.”
Residents throughout the village of Omemee have placed tractors on their mailboxes and on their doorsteps in honour of Colton, who loved tractors.
According to organizer Sarah Wannamaker, Colton was also an organ donor.
“Colton is truly a superhero. Not only did he make our lives better by just knowing him, but he is an organ donor and is continuing to change others’ lives for the better.”
The goal of the campaign is to ease financial worries while the family deals with this horrible tragedy.
“Anyone who knows Mike, Sheryl and Audrie know that they are always there for others when you need them. We hope that our thoughtful community can come together to support them during this time of extreme grief and unimaginable loss. It is our hope that the money raised will ease their worries about immediate expenses during this difficult time.”
Our condolences to Colton’s family and friends.
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