Help for brave Ethan Enright

Hello!

For those that don´t know me, my name is Annie and for those that do, you may be blessed to know my best friend Brooke Adams and perhaps her youngest brother Ethan. 

Ethan is the most sweetest, kind-hearted boy who I have been lucky to have known since he was just a baby.  At only 17 years old he was due to graduate year 12 in the coming weeks, celebrate his 18th birthday in November, and was excited to begin his studies in the new year, aspiring to become a P.E Teacher and begin his young adult life after school.  He instead now faces the most heartbreaking and terrifying fight of his life before it has really even begun and so I want to share with you Ethan's new reality. 

On Saturday the 26th of September, Ethan woke up unable to urinate. His mum then rushed him to the Bunbury hospital to find he needed an emergency catheter to release his bladder as it could have erupted. When the doctors looked a little closer to see what was causing the blockage, they identified a large lump in his prostate. Concerned of his age he was immediately transferred to Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital  to undergo further testing, where he has since been since Monday 28th of September.

After undergoing multiple CAT scans, MRIs and a final biopsy along with a PET scan, his results concluded something no 17 year old wants to hear. It breaks my heart to say unfortunately Ethan has been diagnosed with a rare soft tissue cancer called Rhabdomyosarcoma. So not only does he have a large tumour on his prostate but the cancer is so advanced it has spread to his lungs.

Rhabdomyosarcoma has only around 400 to 500 cases yearly and is an extremely rare type of cancer with more than half of these cases being found in children under the age of 10. 

Unfortunately the bad news didn't stop there for this beautiful family.
Ethan's Rhabdomyosarcoma has traveled through his lymph nodes, to his lungs. Before the doctors can remove the tumour from his prostate, he must now undergo 20 intense weeks of chemotherapy along with radiotherapy with treatment potentially something that will continue for years to come.

As this is such a rare type of cancer, there are few specialists that can get him through this. Because of this, Ethan and his mum will need to relocate from Bunbury to Perth.   

This family really needs your help. 

I can only imagine the extreme emotional and financial stress this young man and his family are facing and they will need all of our support to get through this. If we could somewhat relieve the financial burden by helping Ethan and his mum to have accommodation close by to the hospital so he can continue his weekly treatment it will help tremendously to ease the stress they are dealing with and allow them to spend as much time and energy as possible on focusing on Ethan's battle to beat this horrible cancer. 

Any help is appreciated so much, no matter how little, thank you, it means the world.

Annie x

Donations

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  • HELEN KEITH 
    • $20 
    • 16 hrs
  • Ryan Tiltman 
    • $50 
    • 1 d
  • Brett Tooby 
    • $50 
    • 1 d
  • Keeva Martindale  
    • $20 
    • 1 d
  • Jayme Osiejak  
    • $100 
    • 2 d
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Organizer and beneficiary

Annie Freebury 
Organizer
East Perth, WA
Brooke Hurley 
Beneficiary
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