(WNY News Now) – On Saturday, October 21, 2023, the Northwest Savings Bank Ice Arena hosted a fundraiser to support Landon Tota, a local boy who sustained a head injury in a July 4th fall.
Jamestown – In a heartwarming display of community solidarity, residents of the region gathered at the Northwest Savings Bank Ice Arena this past Saturday to support Landon Tota, a young boy who suffered a head injury following an accident on July 4th earlier this year. The event was a testament to the power of collective compassion and local unity.
WNY News Now had the opportunity to speak with Landon’s parents, Jake and Abby Tota, who expressed their profound gratitude for the outpouring of support they have received from the community. Abby Tota shared her heartfelt appreciation, emphasizing the significance of the friends and neighbors who came forward to support Landon during his time of need.
Jake Tota, Landon’s father, marveled at the overwhelming support his son has received, stating, “You never think that it’s gonna be your kid on the posters around, but it’s crazy seeing the support that our little guy has received. As his parents, we know he deserves everything, but it’s amazing to see the community come together for our kid with the support he deserves. I just want to thank everybody for coming together and supporting our little guy.”
The Totas also acknowledged the remarkable sense of community that has been integral to their experience, highlighting the extraordinary support they’ve received. Jake Tota expressed, “Everybody complains about living in a small town, but it’s been a blessing having such a tight-knit community come together and support such a special little guy.”
The Tota family conveyed their heartfelt appreciation to everyone in the community who has extended their support through kind words, thoughts, and actions. Their journey has been illuminated by the tremendous love and backing demonstrated by their neighbors and friends.
The fundraiser at the Northwest Savings Bank Ice Arena demonstrated the capacity of a united community to come together in times of adversity and provide assistance to those in need. Landon’s story serves as a reminder of the power of empathy and the strength of bonds within a close-knit town.
The event, marked by its emotional resonance and strong turnout, not only generated essential financial support for Landon’s ongoing medical needs but also demonstrated the unbreakable spirit of a community that stands together in the face of adversity.