Loveland, Oh. - On June 29, at Goldman Union Camp Institute, a Jewish summer camp near Indianapolis, 13-year-old Ethan Kadish from Loveland, was teaching a group of younger children how to play Ultimate Frisbee when a bolt of lighting 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.
When Ethan stabilized, doctors arranged emergency air transport to Cincinnati so he could receive treatments closer to home by brain injury rehabilitation experts. Today, Ethan is in the Rehabilitation Unit at Cincinnati Children's Hospital. His brain is struggling to make new connections. He has a long road ahead, and he is working hard in his daily therapies.
When Ethan returns home, the family will face many other challenges. He has a feeding tube and will need home nursing care. They must modify their house to make accommodations on the first floor for Ethan's care.
To assist with the immense challenge 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 patients with brain trauma since 2000.
The family has chosen to fundraise with HelpHOPELive in part because
HelpHOPELive assures fiscal accountability of funds raised and tax
deductibility for donors. Donors can be sure that funds donated will be
used only to pay or reimburse medically-related expenses. To make a
tax-deductible donation to this fundraising campaign:
Make checks payable to:
Note in memo section:
In Honor of Ethan S. Kadish
Two Radnor Corporate Center
100 Matsonford Road, Suite 100
Radnor, PA 19087
For secure credit card donations:
Call 800.642.8399 or click the "DONATE NOW" button.
For more information, please contact HelpHOPELive at 800.642.8399.
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