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Ethan’s Story

On June 29, 2013, at URJ-Goldman Union Camp Institute, a summer camp near Indianapolis, a sudden burst of lightning struck on the athletic field where Ethan was out enjoying some Ultimate Frisbee with other campers. Everything changed for Ethan in that one moment. He was taken in critical condition to a local Children’s Hospital, where the doctors and nurses worked around the clock to stabilize him and assess his injuries. Ethan suffered a severe brain injury as a result of his injuries.

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July 26, 2019

Six years after lightning strike, ‘time for a celebration’

July 19, 2019

You may have heard of a Golden Birthday (when you turn the age of your birth day). How about a “Platinum” Birthday? Not sure if that’s a real thing, but that’s what we are calling today!

Happy Platinum Birthday to Ethan, who is 19 today, July 19, in 2019‼️

We love you so much!

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December 5, 2019

I think of Ethan and you all often. You are amazing and I wish only the best for you always. Love, Lauren Sokol Hanono

Lauren Sokol Hanono

December 4, 2019

Thinking of you

Rebecca Carr

December 3, 2019

Thinking of you and your family always, Ethan. Sending love and positive thoughts.


November 15, 2019

In memory of Cindy Cohen and her support of the Kadish family.

David Cohen