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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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December 17, 2020
December 16, 2020

Virtual Eighth Night for Ethan

Join us on Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 5pm Eastern Time on for our live event. We cannot gather together this year, but we can promote hope.


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December 31, 2020

We're thinking of you. Love, The Wetzler Family

Carolyn and Howard Wetzler

December 27, 2020

Go Team Ethan! Debra and Michael Steinbuch

Michael and Debra Steinbuch

December 27, 2020

To The Kadish Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Cissy and Bob Lenobel

Cissy and Bob Lenobel

December 27, 2020

Team Ethan Gift of Light, The Kerschners (Carmel, IN)

Mike Kerschner