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please help Ethan learn to eat.

Ethan is a 3 year old; Ethan has autism, global developemental delay, Apraxia of speech and motor skills and dysplasia. Ethan lives on a diet of Stage 2 Banana Baby food, and chocolate pudding. With 2-3 bottles of milk at bed time. Which isn't much for a 3 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 ...the family needs to act now.
The 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 most people, they dont have the $52,000 laying around for them to get him to the clinic. This money is needed to cover the plane tickets, the clinic/treatment, lodging, and food for them while they are in California thousands of miles away from home. There is a spot open in Mid September if they can raise the money in time. At the Clinic 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. Sense 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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