Supercar dream come true for Suffolk teen with brain injury on his last day of rehabilitation

 

Dreams came true on Monday 1 April for 14-year-old Ethan, when a convoy of supercars paid him a special visit ahead of The Supercar Event 2019.  Supercars driving onto The Children's Trust grounds Ethan from Felixstowe was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2013, he was just seven years old. Complications after surgery to remove a cancerous tumour left him with a severe brain injury, unable to walk, talk, or feed himself.  Several years later after his operation, Ethan returned to The Children’s Trust for an eight-week course of brain injury rehabilitation. He is now due to be discharged from The Children’s Trust and return home to Suffolk. Child that received rehabilitation getting sitting inside supercar Ethan’s Mum, Tina comments: “I’m so proud of Ethan, he has progressed so much since he first visited The Children’s Trust in 2014. Back then, he couldn’t speak, hold his head up or control his arms or legs. Now, he’s due to choose his GCSE options and he’s taking steps in his walker. Supercars were the perfect leaving present for Ethan. He had such a great time and it was really special for us all.” Child that received rehabilitation walking next to Supercars The supercars will appear at The Supercar Event at Goodwood Motor Circuit on 1 June. The all-day event hopes to raise more than £100,000 for The Children’s Trust, the UK’s leading charity for children with brain injury. Peter Dietsch, one of the drivers who organised the supercar visit comments: “It was an absolute pleasure to meet Ethan and his family. We’re thrilled that we were able to provide him with such a memorable last day at The Children’s Trust and we hope to see him again at The Supercar Event. I’ve volunteered at the event for 12 years and it’s a great family day.” Family ticket (2 adults, 2 children aged 4-16) £30, adult ticket £12, child and concession tickets £8. For more information, visit: thesupercarevent.com

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Every year 40,000 children in the UK are left with a brain injury as a result of an accident or illness and many have to live with ongoing, long-term difficulties. The Children’s Trust gives children and young people with brain injury and neurodisability opportunities to live the best life possible, by providing specialist rehabilitation, education and community services across the UK. www.thechildrenstrust.org.uk       

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