Similar to when Orlando was horrified by the mass murders at the Pulse nightclub in June and then proud of how the city bonded together to unite as one, there figures to be a wide range of powerful emotions tonight at the Amway Center. Prior to the regular-season-opener against the rival Miami Heat, the Orlando Magic will remember the 49 victims of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history and honor the first-responders who prevented further loss of life with a series of tributes.
Elise Gordon is currently applying to business school with plans of earning a master’s degree in business. She also is working as a legal assistant for BDA Sports, an agency that represents her brothers. Despite being back home now in San Jose, she says she’s “always here to help” her brother, who now has a “strong foundation.” “Although we are no longer living together and I am taking more of a long-distance position, we’re still in close contact and I’m still working with the agency,” Elise Gordon said. “The time we spent together provided us both with an amazing experience and our personal relationship has never been stronger.”