When a family friend was diagnosed with Breast Cancer, Ethan Maull, at just 6 years old, helped his father Darren raise over £4,000 for Cancer Research. Darren and his friends first took on the Yorkshire Peaks and a short time later completed the National 3 Peaks. On the last climb, Ethan joined his father making the final ascent to the top of Snowden, an amazing fete for a small boy!
Just 2 ½ years later, Christmas brought a devastating blow to the Maull family when Ethan, at just 8 years old was diagnosed with a rare form of Osteosarcoma, a children’s bone cancer. A regime of chemotherapy began in the new year of 2013, having this treatment caused him many unpleasant side effects, yet he refused to let any of this get in his way and he continued to raise funds for the charity.
Having spent so much time in hospital, Ethan had seen first-hand the devastating effects on the children suffering with cancer and the financial burden on their families. Many families have to travel long distances to the Hospitals for treatment and the costs of travel and overnight accommodation are a huge strain on their finances and it is these people that Ethan wanted to help.
From his wish to help others, The Ethan Maull “Up Yours To Cancer” foundation was born and it is through this that he hoped to raise money for the children on ward E39 at Nottingham Children’s Hospital and ultimately to fund another Billy’s House. Ethan understood that times are hard for everyone and so he wanted to raise money through events where people will not only be supporting his charity but where they will also be able to enjoy a good day out.
Due to the lack of accommodation at Queens Medical Centre Ronald Mcdonald housing have been in touch with us and said they’re building a 39 bedroom unit close to the hospital, with that in mind we have decided to build Ethan's house in Lincoln as most of the funds have been raised are from the efforts of local people and businesses. Ethan also spent a lot of days/evenings in Lincoln Hospital on the childrens Rainforest & Safari ward.
Sadly our BEAUTIFUL ,BRAVE, COURGEOUS Boy lost his fight to Cancer on the 5TH May 2014. As Ethans Army we plan to continue with his charity, raising as much money as we can to build Ethans house.
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