About Ethan

On June 29, 2013, at Goldman Union Camp Institute,12 year old Ethan Kadish was teaching a small group of younger children how to play Ultimate Frisbee when a bolt of lightning out of a clear blue sky struck him to the ground.  Time has stood still since this horrific event.  Ethan spent 222 days in the hospital over the past year healing from his initial injuries and working on rehabilitation to recover basic capabilities of speech, arm and leg motions. 

Ethan has displayed strength and courage over the past year.  He has been cared for by the best medical teams in the region.  He has been home since mid-April and continues to amaze Team Ethan who follows his progress and works on rehabilitation daily – seven days per week.  He has an extensive schedule of speech, occupational, physical, holistic and chiropractic therapies – all designed to help reestablish sensory connections within his brain. 

Given Ethan's injuries and current capabilities he faces many current and future challenges. He continues to receive all of his nutrition through a feeding tube, is required to get around with a wheelchair and needs significant home nursing care daily.  He is unable to speak or move independently.

All funds that are donated will be used to make additional home modifications and provide equipment, therapies and medical care directly to Ethan to help with his rehabilitation.  Medical insurance does not cover all of his rehabilitation needs.

To assist with the immense task of financing his uninsured therapies, home modifications and other injury-related expenses, a fundraising campaign in Ethan's honor has been established with HelpHOPELive.org, a nonprofit organization that has been assisting the transplant community for 30 years. In 2000, they expanded their mission to include those who have sustained a catastrophic injury. 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.

Make checks payable to:
HelpHOPELive

Note in memo section:
In Honor of Ethan S. Kadish

Mail to:
HelpHOPELive
Two Radnor Corporate Center
100 Matsonford Road, Suite 100
Radnor, PA 19087

For secure credit card donations:
Call 800.642.8399 or visit: www.bit.ly/hhl-jointeamethan

For more information, please contact HelpHOPELive at 800.642.8399.