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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 29, 2019

Eighth Night Coming Soon
Ethan Needs Your Help This Year
Please Give – Help Hope Live

July 26, 2019

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

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January 8, 2020

The entire Kadish Family is always in our thoughts. Best wishes and Happy New Year, Mary Lee and Louie Sirkin

Mary Lee & Louie Sirkin

January 1, 2020

We wish you and your family happy days ahead! Our son Brad went to GUCI (he is 28 now) and we have followed your story from the beginning.

Susan Ringel

December 31, 2019

With warm best wishes from the Raider-Roth Family

Mark Raider

December 30, 2019

8th night for Ethan.

Jenny Sherr Gratson

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