Ethan noticed a golf ball sized lump suddenly pop up on his head in early 2017. After many scans, tests and biopsies, he was diagnosed with B-cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma on March 21, 2017. Ethan spent 48 days in the hospital–even his birthday. His family has lost count of the number of times he has been poked for blood draws, spinal taps and port accesses.
Ethan has lost some feeling in his hands and feet, he has lost his hair twice, the steroids have caused his face and body to swell and he is tired most of the time—but every single dose of chemo was worth it. Since blood cancer is sneaky and can “hide”, Ethan was on treatment for three and a half years. In July 2020, Ethan took his last dose of chemo! He is now back in school, enjoying being on the swim team and acting.