Jayda's Medical Fund

On Sunday morning, a terrible tragedy has struck our family and friends. Our children’s friends, a beautiful sweet couple, Drew Preston Cottam and Jayda Cortes. They were in a tragic automobile accident on the Hutchinson River Parkway on their way to a diner in New Rochelle. Two cars colided and their car hit a tree.  Sadly, Drew 18, didn’t survive the crash, Jayda 17 , was saved by the Grace of God and brought to Jocobi Medical Trauma Center in critical condition.
Miraculously, she is alive but Jayda has a broken Jaw, nose,ribs and pelvis. She has bruised lungs and now they are looking into some brain injuries. We ask for unlimited prayers for Jayda for a healthy recovery and her family
as well as prayer for Drew and his family. This is such a sad time for all. No one can imagine this being any of our kids. This is every parents worst nightmare and their reality. This tragedy has affected everyone deeply.

With the medical help that Jayda requires, she is not in the right hospital. Her friends would like to help out and raise money to help her mother out with the expense of bills and to move her to a hospital that can dedicate the care required to help her recover as well as the extensive rehab required.

If there is anything you can do to help this family with a donation to help Jayda ... it would be greatly appreciated. We also ask for your continued prayers. As both families need prayers and shoulders to lean on.

we thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
Rest In Peace Drew Preston Cottam
and get well soon Jayda Cortes
  • Susan Klein 
    • $100 
    • 35 mos
  • Joan Matranga 
    • $100 
    • 35 mos
  • Angela Barraza-Calomarde 
    • $20 
    • 35 mos
  • Tatiana Peraza 
    • $25 
    • 35 mos
  • Dawn Cassari 
    • $20 
    • 35 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Mary Jo Bertolino 
New York, NY
Dawn Russo 
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