Ethan lost the use of his lower body as a teenager due to a rare medical condition. Facing the very real prospect of not surviving a series of surgeries that could help alleviate his paralysis Ethan has decided to learn to live with the cards life dealt.
Fly fishing has become a saving grace for Ethan as he returns to the water and the sport he loves in this triumphant story.
Please enjoy this short film while considering the strength of the human spirit and the power of positivity that Ethan displays.
Ethan Parsons, a 19 year old from Idaho living with a rare condition called Chairi Malformation has lost the use of his legs, but not his desire or drive to get outdoors and do what his passion calls him to do.
John at Trsxtle is spearheading an effort to raise awareness, and give Ethan a means to get back outside and do what the loves. Donations from many different sources including a new offroad wheelchair from GRIT Freedom Chairs and many fly fishing accessories are on the way to Ethan now.
If you or someone you know is familiar Ethan’s condition and thinks they may be able to help Ethan with recovery, care, or treatment, please contact John Smigaj at firstname.lastname@example.org – John will put you in touch with Ethan and his Mother, Brenda. We urge you to reach out if you think you or someone you know can help. Please share this incredible story and see if there’s someone out there that might be able to lend a helping hand for Ethan.