Sunday, July 28, 2013

Catch up!

So since I'm new to blogging I didn't realize that posts I made to The Ethan Younger Foundation Facebook didn't attach themselves to this blog.  Much of the updating has been through Facebook so I wanted to take some time to add some pictures of Ethan since my last post. 

Ethan finished his freshman year of high school and will soon be starting as a Sophmore.  Here is a picture of his first day of school freshman year. 

Photo: First day of school Freshman year!

He also had a great visit with Andrew Cannon, pro-skater for World Indrustries and James Boyle supporter of the cause!

Photo: Ethan with pro skaterAndrew Cannon, one of the nicest and coolest guys ever!

Ethan also continues to fundraise whenever asked by Phoenix Children's Hospital.

Photo: Ethan at KTAR

Ethan turned 16 in April 2013 and is studying for his driver's license...adding a whole new list of reasons for me to worry. :)

Photo: 16 years today!  Happy Birthday Ethan xoxo

Shortly after his 16th birthday Ethan was hospitalized again for a bowel obstruction caused by the scar tissue in his abdomen.  He underwent another surgery which untwisted the bowel and he recovered nicely, adding a few more scars to his collection.

Photo: Awake and feeling better.  Showing off new scars.

As the final update, Ethan visited a vascular surgeon that was asked by his doctor to review his case.The vascular surgeon said that he has made great progress and that even though the blood flow in the left leg is reduced, with continued exercise and effort on his part he should continue to improve. With no limitations. As many of you know this is primarily due to Ethan's hard work and refusal to let his injury slow him down. So no surgery needed! This is a huge relief and wonderful news for us!