4 until 9 PM
Nancy Sullivan’s art studio
Saturday, January 10
Loveland Artists Studios On Main
Thursday, Ethan developed abdominal issues and at 9:15 PM Ethan went into Operating Room for exploratory abdominal surgery.
Ethan came out of surgery beautifully and is resting comfortably. The doctors found and corrected a significant bowel obstruction which Ethan had developed, and he will continue his recovery in the ICU.
Loveland, Oh. – The used books, C.D’s and tape donations that artist Nancy Sullivan has collected are for a sale she has organized to help the family of 14 year-old Loveland school student Ethan Kadish, with his medical expenses.
Sullivan said she spoke with Ethan’s “folks” recently 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 said, “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.
Martin Schickle will DJ the sale, playing his selection of music that Sullivan describes, “Martin plays the music for the Loveland Art Councils Nisbet art show in September and I have long admired his light and entertaining choices.”
With all the work and donations, Sullivan is hoping a large crowd of generous book lovers show up. She said, on her Facebook page, “So you may browse, perhaps enjoy a glass of wine, maybe coffee, still working on that, and enjoy the music and the company of other book lovers.”
All this and the main thing is you will be helping Help hope Live which is the non profit which aids the Kadish family with Ethan’s medical expenses . If you can’t attend, please send prayers Ethan’s way. Thank you again to all the followers who so generously have donated wonderful books CDS and DVDs. I hope to meet many of you, Saturday.
The Coffee Exchange of Pleasant Ridge has graciously donated coffee & baked goods for our event. This is also the “Open Studio” night at the art gallery so there will be local artists to visit and chat with.
There have been large, generous book donations from Adopt-a-Book and Half Price Books.
Nancy said that many people who cannot attend on Saturday to shop have given her donations to help Ethan. If you cannot attend, Nancy’s address is 529 Main Street, Loveland, Ohio 45140. Or, you can donate directly to “Team Ethan” by clicking on the image below.