Fundraiser to honor Stamford probation officer who died of coronavirus

The Jonathan Coelho Fund will benefit families struggling to afford therapies and equipment for children with disabilities.

News 12 Staff

Jun 2, 2021, 7:40 PM

Updated 1,082 days ago

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The wife of a Stamford Courthouse probation officer who died of COVID-19 last year has started a foundation.
The Jonathan Coelho Fund will benefit families struggling to afford therapies and equipment for children with disabilities.
Katie Coelho says her friend, a salon owner, suggested a fundraiser in honor of Jonathan. Coelho says she knew exactly for whom Jonathan would've wanted the money to go to.
Their 3-year-old son Brayden has cerebral palsy. He was born with ACLS and without kneecaps. Jonathan was his biggest cheerleader, Coelho says, and would have wanted the money donated to families to ease expenses -- some equipment and therapies, such as Brayden's wheelchair and medications, cost thousands of dollars.
Their first fundraiser is Friday, June 4 at Dawn's Pizazz hair salons in Danbury and Litchfield - 100% of the cost of the haircuts that day will go to the fund.


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