Saturday, January 28, 2012

Quick Update!

Just a quick note to let you all know that Ethan is out of the hospital after his colostomy reversal and is doing very well! We are so happy to have that taken care of! :) He continues to go to Physical Therapy and work hard at his rehab which is going as well as can be expected. Anyone who has ever been through a physical rehabilitation knows how HARD and painful it can be...we are just so proud of Ethan for being strong through this whole experience, it's more than any 14 year old should EVER have to go through.
Our next BIG GOAL is to get Ethan back to school, at least part time. He misses his friends and classes...fortunately, Ethan has always been a VERY good student and that has paid off for him, he is able to keep up with everything from home and he should still be on track for graduating and going on to high school next year. YAY!!!
Again, thank you for the well wishes, support and donations...the generosity of our friends, family and even the wonderful strangers out there is humbling and appreciated more than you will ever know.
Much love from all of us to all of you!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Thank you PRO-TEC!!!!

I asked our friend Ariel Pe, the marketing director for PRO-TEC,  for a few skate helmets for an upcoming promotion.

Well Ari hit it out of the park and hooked us up with 15+helmets!!! IMG_0766

Over the past month, I have recruited some of the top painters to donate their time and give each helmet a one off paint job. I’m humbled beyond words for their generosity and I will be introducing you to them over the next week. We will be auctioning the helmets off and 100% of the proceeds will go towards Ethan’s medical bills.

If you would like to paint a helmet, please send me a email to

Big thanks to PRO-TEC for the helmets, you guys rule!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

No news is GOOD NEWS!

Just wanted to give you all a quick update on our guy. He continues to amaze us every day by walking around the house, using his walker less and barely needing his wheelchair. His Physical Therapy is difficult and sometimes he is not a fan of it BUT he's working like a little trooper and getting it taken care of. He will be going back to the hospital in a few weeks to have his Colostomy bag removed (yay!!!) and he will be staying for about a week but this is a wonderful you can imagine he wants this taken care of asap. All in all we are just sooooo proud of him for his strength and courage and we feel so lucky as a family to be blessed in a thousand ways!
We (the Lamb/Younger/Ballard clan) still can't believe how such a horrible tragedy could have such a wonderful silver lining for a crazy way we were given a gift through all of this...we have a renewed love and appreciation for each other, we are in love with our old and NEW friends that have come thru for us in so many ways and we've all gotten a big dose of "don't sweat the small stuff" that we really needed. So again, THANK YOU...everyone....for being the compassionate, loving people you've been to us. Someday we hope to pay it forward, backward and every way we can.
Love and hugs,
Ethan and Family

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Our buddy Taber rocking Ethan's Shirt. 
Thanks for the order and support!!!
Rob just informed me that shirts are still available through his site,