Over just 12 hours, supporters raised more than $32,000 for a Montclair man suffering from a severe and at times life-threatening case of COVID-19 this week.
Montclair resident Norma Tassy wrote in a GoFundMe campaign that her 22-year-old son, Jordan, was diagnosed with COVID-19 on March 15. The next day, she said, he left the family’s home by ambulance, headed for the Mountainside hospital emergency room. “At the time, we believed he would be treated and released,” Norma Tassy wrote. “By mid-day on the 16th Jordan was on a ventilator and we were told that his chance of survival were slim.” But there are meaningful signs of improvement. Councilman Peter Yacobellis, who has been in touch with the family, posted on Facebook Monday, March 22 that Jordan Tassy’s pneumonia has started to clear up, and his blood oxygen has gotten better. He remained on a ventilator and sedated in Mountainside’s ICU. At Yacobellis’s suggestion, Tassy started the fundraiser Monday. Donations poured in.