As a Fort McMurray man continues to come to grips with the fact that he'll never walk again, family, friends and strangers will rally together tonight.
Bailey's Pub is hosting a fundraiser tonight for 33-year old Jordan Fielder, left paralyzed from the chest down following a dirt biking accident on July 7 in Fort McMurray.
A website set up for Fielder explains that he suffered a crushed T3 vertebrae, a fractured T2 and T4, a broken sternum and broken and fractured ribs.
He has been officially classified as a C8/T1 quadriplegic, or a low level quadriplegic due to the loss of some strength in both of his arms and hands as well.
Despite the tragedy, Fielder refuses to give up.
"I'm going to do this, I'm going live my life as a paraplegic, I got my arms. Plenty of people go on in a wheelchair, so I'm going to do it, I'm going to be strong," Fielder said.
He and his wife Jen are also expecting their first child, a son, in October.
Something Fielder says both scares and excites him at the same time.
Fielder is currently going through physical rehabilitation at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital in Edmonton.
Tonight's fundraiser starts at 7:00 at Bailey's and will feature comedy, live music and a silent auction.
Admission is $15 with proceeds going towards medical expenses and equipment.
For more information and updates on Fielder's progress, visit www.supportforjord.org