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11 year-old with brain cancer and his mom need your help!

This is Ethan he is 11 (from Lehigh Acres, FL)...what a good spirited little boy that was recently diagnosed with brain cancer. He has an inoperable malignant brain tumor that will eventually take his little life. Maria is the mother of Ethan...a single mother, whom was terminated from her job while at the hospital with Ethan awaiting the diagnosis of her son.

His prognosis is 2-5 years even with treatment (radiation and chemotherapy). Statistics say there is a mere 20% 5-year survival rate. There is no proven benefit to adjuvant chemotherapy or supplementing other treatments for this kind of tumor. Although he is currently receiving chemotherapy treatments, they are only life-extending; not life-saving.


We are holding benefit fundraisers for this mother and son so that she can spend another 6 months, 3 years or maybe even 5 years more with her son. In order for him to continue fighting this battle, she must drive him to and from St. Petersburg/Tampa each week (nearly 2 hours each way).

This family needs transportation costs and help covering household bills so Mom can concentrate on helping Ethan get through these life-extending treatments. We are asking communities to reach out and help this family in need.


For more details on our charity events, please visit
https://www.facebook.com/turtle.shirts

You can also call Angie at 239-989-8677 or email her at angie@myturtleshirts.com for more information.

You can also check out his blog at
http://ethansjourney.tumblr.com/
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