On June 29, while attending summer camp, Ethan Kadish (12 at the time of the accident, and has since turned 13) was teaching a group of younger children how to play Ultimate Frisbee when a bolt of lightning struck him to the ground.
The initial strike caused Ethan to go into cardiac arrest. Even with the use of CPR and the AED device, it took quite a while to get his heart to start beating on its own.
As a result, his brain did not receive adequate blood flow and oxygen for a significant time period and he has suffered a brain injury. Ethan has yet to communicate or make purposeful movements and he has been on the rehabilitation unit of the hospital since getting out of ICU in mid-July. Preparations are now being made for his transition home, including modifications to the Kadish’s home to accommodate Ethan to be cared for all on the first floor.
He will continue to require around-the-clock care and frequent trips for physical and occupational therapy as the team works hard with Ethan to hopefully achieve a meaningful recovery.
In light of the tremendous medical costs associated with his extended hospital stay as well as the ongoing care he will require, a fund has been set up for Ethan through HelpHOPELive, the nonprofit
organization that is helping the Kadish family with Ethan’s uninsured accident costs.
Details of fundraiser:
What’s better than doing a good deed? Doing a good deed while eating frozen yogurt! On Friday, October 25th, from 11:30am-9:00pm, Peaks Frozen Yogurt Bar in Crossroads will be donating 20% of the day’s proceeds to Ethan’s HelpHOPELive fund. Please come join us for some yummy fro yo and donate to a great cause. For additional information, or to donate directly to HelpHOPELive in honor of Ethan, please visit http://www.bit.ly/hhl_ethankadish
Peaks frozen Yogurt Bar
15600 NE 8th Street
Bellevue, WA 98008