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Ethan's team are running 10k for LLTGL!

Fundraising for Live Life Give Life

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  • Team members: Roy Walker, Stuart Collins, Nathan Craymer, Vicky Newton, Jamie Kilday, Mike Collins, Anna Vaughan
  • Event: Bupa Great Manchester Run 2009, 17 May 2009

Live Life Give Life

We raise awareness of organ donation to encourage people to sign the register

Charity Registration No. 1123333

Story

On May 1st 2009 Ethan passed away...one battle too many for our precious Mr Brave!

Ethan's family will continue to raise awareness about the importance of organ donation and will run in his memory on May 17th.

Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, to each and every one of you for your support...we wish we could thank you all individually.

Good night, God bless Ethan xxx

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UPDATE

On 1st April 2009, I had my transplant operation!!!!

I'm still quite poorly and will have to stay in the intensive care unit for a few more weeks. I'm one of the lucky ones, there are still sooo many people who are still waiting and that is why my family are doing everything they can to raise awareness about organ donation.

I want to say thank you to each and everyone who has donated and shown their support (an extra special thanks to Becky for emptying your piggybank and to all my fellow Man Utd supporters)...thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!

But more than anything, I want to say the biggest thank you to the very brave family who, even though they must have been very sad, gave me my new organs! I promise I will look after them and I will never forget how lucky I am to have them....THANK YOU xxx

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Thanks for visiting Ethan's fundraising page!

My name is Ethan Stuart Collins and I was born on the 16th December 2007 in St Mary's hospital Manchester and I have lived in hospital ever since. I have spent one night at home but because I am poorly I have to live in Booth Hall hospital but I also visit Birmingham Children's hospital too because this is where I will have my liver and bowel transplant when they find me a donor!

When I was born, my intestines were outside of my body and I had to have an operation straight away to put them back in my stomach, however, it wasn't that simple and some of the intestine had died and I ended up losing most of it. I can't eat or drink like everyone else so I have to have special medicine called TPN but this had damaged my liver. The doctors say that I won't live very long if I don't get a liver and bowel transplant soon, but I keep surprising them with how strong and brave I am being!

I have been on the TV and in lots of newspapers and because of this I have made sooo many friends on my facebook site and I want to thank everyone for their support, take a look at: 

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2222583705&ref=ts#/group.php?gid=32541679310&ref=ts

Also, thanks to one of my new friends, Gemma, I have my very own website...how posh am I? Have a look...

http://www.ethanproject.org.uk/contact

To help me raise money, my big cousin Roy decided to run in the Bupa Great Manchester 10k run on Sunday 17th May 2009! At first everyone thought he was very brave and a bit silly too! But now my daddy Stu, my uncle Mike, auntie Vicky and auntie Anna & their friends Nathan & Jamie are also going to run too!

Money can't buy what I need, so instead I would like everyone to help me raise money to donate to LIVE LIFE THEN GIVE LIFE, a charity who work to raise awareness of organ donation with the aim of increasing the numbers of transplants carried out.

If they get lots and lots more donors hopefully they can find me one too!

Please sponsor Ethan's team... it doesn't matter how much you give!

Thanks everyone

Ethan x

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