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Help Ethan get back on his feet

Organized by: Ethan Henry

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THE STORY:

Hello everyone, my name is Ethan Henry. We are starting this fundraiser to help out with our daily expenses and maybe to help with some of my medical expenses. I am now 22 years old, but ever since I can remember I have had a lot of medical issues. Always in and out of Dr. Offices every other week, they said I had a slight immune system deficiency. I caught any and every virus I got close to. This made school very difficult having to learn from home a lot of the time starting in elementary school. By the time I was in middle school I had already started playing football and it was a dream to play forever but my growth plate on my left hip had shifted and caused me to need surgery. My mother has MS so as you can imagine my family already struggled with finances. I got over the hip injury but still struggle with my immune system to this day. I had issues keeping a job when I was still a teen. I had a new dream of becoming a firefighter and wanted to go to school to do so, but I was able to mess that up too:/ A few years ago me and a couple friends went to my families cabin just to relax and get away from all my troubles, we had a great time fishing hunting and riding the trails on the four wheelers. We were getting ready to leave and I went for one last ride, I didn't know it would be my last for awhile.. I was in a four wheeler accident, my breaks had gone out and I hit a tree going about 35-40 mph. I shattered my arm above my elbow and also fractured my t12 vertibre of my spine. As I was in the middle of the woods I had to drive myself about a mile back to the cabin to have my friend drive me to meet an ambulance. I had reconstructive surgery on my arm, 12 screws and a plate, very fortunate not to need surgery on my back. Even with the difficulty and doing work from home I was still a straight a student, but the school was filing truency against me. I unenrolled from highschool and finished my schooling online able to attain my diploma. It was a long recovery and still struggle with both injuries today with nerve damage in my arm and down in my back a lot of the time. It is very hard for me to work regular jobs and provide for the life and family I want to start one day. My father worked in Afghanistan for 3 years in kandahar to try and help with the medical bills of myself and my mother but we still struggle to this day with finances because its hard for me to keep a steady job. As of now I am fighting to keep everything I have. Just daily expenses and my car payment, I've tried selling the car to get out from under the payment but no luck so far. I'm not asking for much just enough to help me get by and try to see a specialist to help me start to strengthen my back as of now I do not have insurance since I lost my job dew to my back a few months ago. This makes it difficult to see a specialist. There are many people in need of help and I would love to get to a place in my life where I can help others and provide a life for the family I wish to have one day soon. Thank you for reading my story and thank you for any support and help you may offer. I thank God for getting me as far as I have and I pray he helps me get back on track, and the streangth and means to one day help others. Thank you, and God Bless!

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