“Once we visited MD Anderson for the first time, the expertise we saw in the doctors was enough to convince us that it was the right choice,” Ethan says. “And from a kid’s point of view, it felt more like a temporary home than a hospital.”
Ethan has shown no evidence of disease since December 2013. Today, he is a college freshman studying zoology. The 19-year-old pays forward the care he received at MD Anderson both by aiming to become a pediatric oncologist himself some day and by participating in the recent Southwest Airlines® 32nd Annual LUV Classic. The golf tournament was held on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, and benefited several charities, including the Children's Cancer Hospital.
“There are so many families who spend their life savings on cancer medication and treatment, in the hopes that treatment will allow them to live,” Ethan says. “Fundraising events like the Southwest LUV Classic are why MD Anderson is able to give financial aid scholarships to patients and families in need, saving many lives.”