In honor of Cerebral Palsy month we highlight young Ethen who travels to Children’s Rehabilitation institute in San Antonio Texas from his home in illinois every 3 months for 1-2 weeks of treatment.. He travels becuase they offer the most advanced technology for children with cerebral palsy.
Ethen uses a walker and a wheelchair to get around. He also uses a communication device and Ankle-foot orthoses (AFOs) for walking. By seeing his specialist in Texas, he continues to progress and improve with each treatment.
“They have taught us so much about how we can work with Ethen while at home. Unfortunately, there isn’t anything like this where we live, so we must fly far away for Ethen to get help. Despite the distance, we feel that traveling to Texas is what is needed to provide Ethen with the best possible medical care,” says mom.
“Travel costs continue to increase and are very expensive; therefore, we are thankful organizations like Miracle Flights exist to assist families with travel to care. Miracle Flights has been a part of Ethen’s journey to independence.”
Miracle Flights has flown Ethen 5 times to treatment thus far through the help and support from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation – Quality of Life Grant. Thank you for being a #miraclemaker to children like Ethen!