Ethan is disabled with autism and ADHD and since he was two has been unable to speak properly, read or write. Since his daddy left for Afghanistan in February 2013 he has tried to walk and is now managing unaided without needing his mobility buggy, he practised on Skype with his daddy how to write numbers 1-10 and is now making sentences and is trying to read more. With his autism Ethan forgets what he has done the day before and sometimes repeats himself but it has been a blessing in disguise because he has now become more confident and more independent each day. He writes his daddy an ebluey everyday and helps his brother colour one and we send them everyday as part of our routine.
Louise Fetigan from My Daddy is a Soldier Adventures says “Ethan has shown such determination and has proved what can be achieved, he has made such progress while his daddy has been away, the trustees knew we had to recognise how clever he’s been. We hope on his dad’s return they can share all he has learnt”
Francessca, Ethan’s mum says “Ethan is such a sweet and sensitive boy he has even comforted children in his school who also have mammies and daddies away. I nominated my son because he is an exceptional young boy and he may be disabled but he shines in so many different ways”
The family currently live in Windsor where Ethan father serves with 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards