"Thank you, thank you ,and keep them coming." -Nancy Sullivan
Loveland, Oh. - Nancy Sullivan said recently on her Facebook page, “The used books, C.D’s and tape donations for 14 year-old Loveland school student, Ethan Kadish are arriving. My studio is beginning to fill with your gently loved and donated items.” Sullivan teaches and sells art in a Loveland studio.
She said she spoke with Ethan's “folks” last week and Ethan is going “day by day” in his recovery. “Imagine how difficult it is for a once thriving and promising teen to have everything be a struggle.”
Ethan Kadish was tragically struck by lightning in the summer of 2013. His survival was a blessing, but life has become a difficult journey of recovery for Ethan and everyone who loves him.
Sullivan says, “I felt that if Ethan was aware that friends and neighbors and well-wisher still care, it may give him more energy and hope.”
In June of 2013, at the URJ Goldman Union Camp Institute, a summer camp near Indianapolis, Ethan 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.
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 is more than $100,000 annually.
The books, C.D.'s and tapes that Sullivan is collecting will be available and on sale at Sullivan’s art studio on Saturday, January 10 at the Loveland Artists Studios On Main, 529 Main Street, in Loveland, Ohio from 4 until 9: PM.
All proceeds from the donations will go to HelpHOPELive and to Ethan, towards his continued recovery.
Nancy asks you, “Please, if you have books etc. please drop them off in the lobby of the art studios and save the date of January 10, and treat yourself to a fun evening where you can find a treasure for yourself."
You can donate by bring items to The Loveland Artist Studios on Main at 529 Main Street from 9 Am until 5 PM.
For information, call Nancy Sullivan at 513-706-3703.