Update…November 14. 

Our apologies for not posting for the last while.  Ethan has been suffering through a very tough round of radiation treatment.  We had hoped this may lay the groundwork for another chemo assault.  It seems though this particular case of ALL Type T Leukemia is quite vicious (Our Dr suggested in 30 years she had never seen a case so reliant to treatment which is very frustrating). Things seem pretty tough just now and we want you all to know how much your well wishes have meant (over 23k hits on this blog which is unbelievable).  It seems clear that Ethan’s stoicism and strength in face of repetitive bad news, pain and suffering has hit a chord and as parents he has always and continues to make us so proud.  Lastly Ethan has mocked my selfie skills for years and with this picture he again shows he was right.  

Things are getting pretty scary but Ethan is still fighting.

23 thoughts on “Update…November 14. 

  1. We are so sorry things have been so tough for Ethan. Our love and support are with him and you all. Love and prayers from Texas. Sharon and Randy.

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    1. We are all sending our thought and prayers to you, Ethan, and to your family. My first impression of you seems to have been spot on as you continue to show incredible strength of character. The first time you babysat my boys (Ben, Leo, Sam), I sent your mom a note saying what an impressive young man you were – lovely, smart, confident, fun, funny, polite – and what a great role model you were for my boys. I said to your mom..”you must be so proud of him” and I know that all of this more true today. You’re an amazing young man and we wish you love and strength and will continue to pray for you. Love from the Jeffries (Anne, Stu, Ben, Leo and Sam).

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  2. Hi Ethan
    There are so many superlatives that come to mind that describe how hard you have been fighting since you shared with us your diagnosis in May.
    Each step of the way, whether that step was forward, sideways or backward, you continued to be positive and we marveled at your strength.

    It is up to all of us, your support network, made up of family, friends, classmates and strangers, all who have been following your journey, to step up to the plate and in one loud, roaring voice exclaim – ‘Ethan, we are proud of you and your fight and like you, we are still fighting and praying.’

    With all of our love from Sudbury,
    Uncle Brian + Auntie Debbie

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  3. Thanks for the update. We have been thinking about Ethan and all of you daily. We are praying and sending positive wishes your way. Ethan you are so strong and such a fighter. Stay strong, and keep fighting. We are thinking of you daily!

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  4. Ethan, you have touched so many soles during your journey. Each and everyone of them are proud of who you are and how strong you have been during this battle.

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  5. Just want you to know that we have been following Ethan’s blog & your mom has been keeping us up to date. Stay strong. Our hearts & prayers are with you all.
    Love
    Wayne & Dinah

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  6. We are one of those 23k hits on Ethan’s blog and have been following his progress since day 1. We are a small community in Leaside and this is why all of your friends & neighbours believe in Ethan’s strength to fight and that he will overcome. Stay strong.

    Keeping positive thoughts,

    Michael & Andrea McGhee

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  7. Ethan – I am continually amazed at the strength you have shown in this fight. You’ve shown yourself to be a remarkable and inspiring young man. Sending positive thoughts your way. Keep fighting!

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  8. You can be very proud of Ethan as he works through these difficult times. I’m sure he is very proud of his parents, and brothers, who could not be a greater source of strength!

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  9. Ethan, you are an inspiration to everyone with your courage and strong will. We always follow your progress and pull for for you and your family with our positive thoughts and very best wishes.
    Don and Fran Rodger
    Ps your dad did ok on the selfie!

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  10. Keep up your strong fight Ethan. We are all thinking about you and are so proud of you. Sending good vibes your way buddy.

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  11. Ethan’s expression is the picture of determination, fortitude and an intellect well beyond his years. 23 thousand hits is only what you’re seeing, as we share your posts with co workers and friends who ask constantly how this amazing young man is doing. There’s a lot of strength in his body, and even more in his mind, I hope he feels the outpouring of support beyond the PMH walls~!

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  12. Thinking of you all the time bro… much love. In the 8 years we’ve been friends you’ve always impressed me with your strength and determination in the face of any challenge. So I know you can make it through this. Thank you Michael for keeping us updated.

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  13. There’s a lot of power in positive thoughts so I’m hoping that all of the positive thoughts and wishes from everyone lead to a positive outcome.

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  14. Hi Ethan,

    Just wanted you to know you and your family are constantly in my thoughts and prayers through this difficult time. Although I haven’t really seen you since grade 6 at Bennington Heights, know that everyone in the neighbourhood cares so much about you!

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  15. We are sorry to hear of so much frustration in kicking this thing. Sending positive thoughts to you all and angry, piercing thoughts to your cancer. Good guys win. You’ve got this .

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