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Please help 4 year old Ethan to eat without pain!
$1,230 raised
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Ended Mar 5, 2013
Many of you know my friend Shannon Huslig (Shannon Sagert) and right now she desperately needs our help for her son Ethan. Ethan is four years old and was born with esophageal atresia. Esophageal atresia is a rare birth defect in which a baby is born ...
Many of you know my friend Shannon Huslig (Shannon Sagert) and right now she desperately needs our help for her son Ethan. Ethan is four years old and was born with esophageal atresia. Esophageal atresia is a rare birth defect in which a baby is born without part of their esophagus (the tube that connects the mouth to the stomach). After many surgeries, Ethan's esophagus was repaired but he still is eating through a tube attached to his stomach (g-tube). Shannon has tried her best to teach Ethan to eat by mouth, but it is very hard for him and he often gags, vomits, and aspirates which many times leads poor little Ethan to develop pneumonia. Ethan was recently evaluated by a panel of specialists at CHOC's (Children's Hospital of Orange County) feeding program to help him to learn to eat. They believe he will be a good candidate after he gets six months of sensory integration therapy. Unfortunately Shannon's insurance won't cover this therapy and without it Ethan has very little chance to ever learn to eat normally. Imagine growing up and never tasting your birthday cake, not being able to enjoy your Halloween candy, never able to experience a hotdog at a baseball game. Shannon has done an amazing job working with Ethan to try to get him to eat, but now she needs help...your help. I am reaching out to you to please give what you can to help my friend. Together we can get her son the therapy he needs so that he can eat and enjoy food like every little boy should.
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