Eighth Night for Ethan was a huge success! Thank you to everyone who participated around the world on the 8th Night of Hanukkah in honor of Ethan!
“Ethan Fought To Live, Now Ethan Is Fighting To Get His Life Back.”
December 16, 2014
Contact: Jen Smilg
What: Eighth Night for Ethan…is an annual fundraising event to help support Ethan Kadish, who suffered a severe brain injury from a lightning strike at summer camp.
When: Ongoing through December 23, 2014, the Eighth Night of Chanukah
Who: Individuals, Communities and Corporations are invited to donate and participate via social media.
Watch: Watch and Share this video for more information on Eighth Night for Ethan…One Year Later
On June 29, 2013, at URJ Goldman Union Camp Institute, a summer camp near Indianapolis, Ethan Kadish was teaching a small group of his peers how to play Ultimate Frisbee when a bolt of lightning out of a clear blue sky struck him to the ground. Everything changed for Ethan in that one moment. He suffered a severe brain injury as a result of the lightning strike.
Today, Ethan still has a long road ahead of him. He has an extensive daily schedule of different therapies seven days per week — all designed to help him reestablish basic sensory connections within his brain. Ethan requires nursing care, receives all of his nutrition through a feeding tube, and needs a wheelchair to get around. He is unable to speak or move independently. Costs of his care exceed $100,000 annually.
The Kadish Family is working directly with HelpHOPELive.org, a nonprofit which engages communities in fundraising to help patients and families ease the financial burden of a medical crisis. All contributions are tax-deductible, are held by HelpHOPELive in the Great Lakes Catastrophic Injury Fund and are administered by HelpHOPELive for injury-related expenses only. Please consider a tax-deductible donation to Ethan's fundraising campaign.
Families are encouraged to donate to HelpHOPELive in lieu of a gift exchange on the 8th night of Chanukah, December 23rd, and to light their eighth candle in Ethan’s honor. Post your photos on Twitter with #8NE2 and Join Team Ethan – Facebook. Read more about Team Ethan. Join us online and dedicate your Eighth Night to Ethan.