About Ethan

On June 29, 2013, at Goldman Union Camp Institute, 12-year-old Ethan Kadish was teaching a 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. Ethan suffered a cardiac arrest and was taken in critical condition to the local Children's Hospital. He was placed in an induced coma and had to breathe through a respirator. 


Ethan's situation is still very serious. His brain is struggling to make new connections. Ethan has a long road ahead, is making slow daily progress, and is working hard in his therapies.

Since June 29, 2013, Ethan has spent a total of 222 days in the hospital, though we pray that he will spend more time at home than in the hospital from this point forward. Ethan continues to teach us lessons of strength, hope, and compassion.
PR PHOTO 1  Ethan - May 5 2014
The family house has been made accessible for his needs. Ethan has a feeding tube and requires home nursing care. Ethan's family (parents Scott and Alexia, and siblings Zakary and Elyse) are facing many financial challenges.

To assist with the immense task of financing uninsured therapies, home modifications and other injury-related expenses, a fundraising campaign in Ethan's honor has been established with HelpHOPELive, 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 this 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.