Ethan has decided to reach for the stars this year! He would love to match what he had raised last year, but theres only 3 short days left to do so. This year is extra special for the radiothon as every gift made will be matched up to $2 million!!!
Last year was pretty special for Ethan as they had asked him to come on air and share his story for the radiothon, and what an AMAZING experience this was, memories that will be cherished for a lifetime for Ethan.
This year is kinda bittersweet for Ethan as he’s weeks away from becoming 17, this may be one of his last years raising funds for the Alberta Children’s Hospital as a patient. Ethan has been cared for all of his life at this hospital and Within this next year he will likely start transitioning his care to other doctors in other facilities. We also have a Sentimental appointment upcoming on the 5th as we realize this very well could be one of our last appointments with the surgeon who started his care at the Alberta Children’s Hospital, as he is retiring. This doctor is the one who spun our world completely around and told us Ethan had been misdiagnosed, we were not in any danger of losing our child before he reaches the age of 2 due to severe complications. Ethan was instead diagnosed with a lymphatic malformation covering the right side of his face, which has had complications of its own, many hospital stays, many surgeries and appointments at many different clinics, all year long, every year. Ethan has certainly been through many difficult times and we are forever grateful for the amazing care from the doctors, nurses and staff we’ve received these 17 years. He is here today with a big heart asking for help to raise money to care for all the other children who do and will in the future receive care from this place that has been more like a huge family to us, place where he considers some of the staff now as friends, a place of massive support to us. So blessed to have received care here all these years