Help out a brave teen with multiple challenges

$570 of $7,500 goal
Given by 7 generous donors in 12 days

Help a young lad who has had so many life challenges go on a trip that will change his life

Hobsonville, Auckland

Ethan was born at 26 weeks, 800 grams with the odds against him, but he fought incredibly hard and earned the name "Arnie" in ICU because of it. His fight didn’t stop there, at 3 years old he had a cornea transplant which failed. We hoped he would have another chance at sight but in July 2022 his retina detached ending that dream. Nothing has been easy for Ethan, school has been tough, he's been diagnosed with epilepsy, ADHD, sensory processing disorder and just this week we had confirmation he has high functioning autism. This hasn't stopped this lad, earlier this year he started working part-time with a dream to save up for a car & more recently an opportunity presented itself to join a cohort at school on an overseas tour visiting a few countries to learn about historical events which has been something he has emersed himself in over the years. When he told me about this trip his eyes lit up and I knew we would have to find a way to make this happen for him. Ethan is determined to fund this trip himself, but I suspect it will be out of his reach. As a single mum, I am about to be bombarded with bills to get him through school based on the challenges he has. This trip is $7500 without spending money or food so ultimately looking to see if I can help him get some extra help by setting up this page. This will be life-changing for Ethan and as a mum who has seen how much courage he has had to face every challenge that has come his way he really deserves it.

Sherinne de Fanti's involvement (page creator)

He is my son

Use of funds

Funding his overseas school trip.

If for whatever reason Ethan does not go on the trip we will use the money to fund getting Ethan some much needed educational support for school.

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Beverley 4 days ago
Enjoy the trip Ethan 😊
Adrienne on 06 Aug 2022
I hope Ethan do go on this trip. It will rock his world.
Ali on 03 Aug 2022
Wishing you all the best Ethan!!
Sherinne de Fanti

Thank you so much Ali 🙏

Sherinne de Fanti
Michelle on 03 Aug 2022
Good luck! Wishing you all the best!
Sherinne de Fanti

Thank you so much michy and jodes

Sherinne de Fanti
Emily on 02 Aug 2022
I hope this can happen for you! Sounds like an awesome trip.
Sherinne de Fanti

Thank you so much Emily for your generosity! Ethan’s so excited

Sherinne de Fanti

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This page was created on 2 Aug 2022 and closes on 2 Nov 2022.