Upper Canada Easter Seals Run & Walk
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Running for Ethan!
Amount Raised
$2,525.00
Fundraising Goal $2,000.00

My Message

Hi everyone.......

My name is Ethan Fonseca....

I just turned 16 on May 7th, 2017...:)

It's that time of year, again.....

My wonderful Cousin, Margaret, is running to raise money for Easter Seals, and once again, my family and I are very grateful and proud of her. I am also thankful to be a recipient of Easter Seals funds, this year, so that I can attend Camp Woodeden in the summer, for the third time (days only) !!!!

Here's a little bit about me:

My medical condition is Cerebral Palsy.  Even though I was born this way, my condition was not diagnosed by Doctors until I was 4½ months old.  I communicate with facial expressions. I use a wheelchair to get around because I have very little control over my body.  My muscle tone is said to be dystonic (sometimes muscles are tight, sometimes they are relaxed), while my torso is hypotonic (floppy). I have respiratory problems, and I have prominent acid reflux.  Since the age of 3, I get my nutrition from drinks put through a G-tube into my stomach.  I have night nursing 7 nights a week, and a day nurse everyday, at school.

This year I am in my second year of high school- Grade 10.  I am really enjoying high school. I am in a "Community to Pathways" program for 2 of my 4 classes, daily, and then I attend regular Grade 10 classes for the other 2 classes. This semester  I attend English and Art. I continue to practice my communication at school- for this, i regularly use the E-Tran board, and hope to get better and better using the MyGaze system, which allows me to use my eyes to control a mouse on the computer. ..:)

Some of the things that I love are:  people talking with me, watching TV shows like Stephen Colbert, Rick Mercer, Ellen DeGeneres and my favourite- Sheldon Cooper and The Big Bang Theory,  going for walks, hanging with with my friends/EAs and nurses at school , playing Challenge baseball in the summer, and going for rides in the van.  I am not a big fan of loud noises, strong smells or cold or windy weather.

I am looking forward to attending the Easter Seals Camp at Camp Woodeden, again,  this summer....:)

I am so excited.

I really enjoyed my time last summer. I met new friends, and look forward to seeing some familiar faces and meeting new ones this year.

Aside from awesome camp experiences, Easter Seals has assisted my with the purchase of a few items in our home, including my bed and my shower chair.

Thank you, Easter Seals of Ontario...:)

A very big thank you to all of you who help raise money to help us Easter Seals kids. Also, once again- A HUGE thank you to my Cousin Margaret, for running for me and my friends, who benefit from the money she raises.      

❤️ Ethan....:)

Your donation will help kids with physical disabilities become more independent and build their self esteem. $3,500 will help purchase mobility equipment like a van lift or a bath chair, or it will buy 14 fun-filled, summer days at a fully accessible Easter Seals camp.

Thank you for helping kids BE KIDS.

Event Date
May 27, 2018 8:00 AM
Location Name
Newmarket Riverwalk Commons

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