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Family and Friends Of Ethan would love your help in getting Ethan and his family to Ohio.

Ethan is a 4 year old boy; Ethan has autism, global developmental delay, Apraxia of speech and motor skills and dyshagia. Ethan lives on whole milk sometimes a few bites of chocolate pudding. Which isn’t much for a 4 year old to live on. Right now he is maintaining his weight, but there will be a feeding tube in his near future. If he does not get into the feeding clinic soon. That is ......why his family needs to act now.

His family has been trying to get Ethan into a intensive feeding clinic, but the insurance will not pay for it due to it being out of state. They will pay for one in state, but the only one in their state has a 2 to 5 year waiting list. Which is time they do not have. As with most people, they dont have the $6000 laying around for them to get him to the clinic. This monies are needed to pay for the train, lodging, food, all the expenses in traveling so far from home and the second visit to the clinic. They have a early Sept Appt for a follow up in Ohio. At the Clinic they hope this time Ethan will be accepted. Last time they said he was not ready to eat yet. They hope Ethan will learn to eat something that will last him a life time. Hoping that this will keep him off the feeding tube.

This is very hard on his family. Since he also has sensory issues, as well as many other problems. No one knows how hard it is to watch a child gag, choke, throw up, and thrust around with every bite of food placed in their mouth. Or to have to hope that their child will even eat today. Sometimes even going through a week of total food refusal.
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