By: Javan Conley (pictured with his son Ethan)
In January of 2010 my son Ethan was admitted to Dayton Children’s in Ohio, where he was diagnosed with an extremely rare virus called Viral Myositis with Rhabdomyolysis. Ethan spent 33 days in the hospital, where he was unable to walk and had to be placed on dialysis. He spent 19 of those days in the pediatric intensive care unit fighting for his life. Thanks to the doctors at Dayton Children’s and our strong faith, Ethan’s body was able to fight off his virus. His story was so rare that it was featured on the show “Monsters Inside Me” this past October. Ethan beat all the odds and is a medical miracle. His CPK levels were almost 700,000, which are the highest levels ever recorded in the world. The life saving equipment at Dayton Children’s and the wonderful medical staff saved my son’s life. Speedway has been so generous in creating this campaign to raise money for our local children’s hospital. I’m asking for you to vote daily for Ethan. If his entry wins at the end of the month, Speedway will donate $25,000 to Dayton Children’s hospital.
Click HERE to vote!
Once you have clicked on the Battle of the Brave tab, you will be able to browse entries, read more about Ethan, vote and share the contest on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and/or via email. Then, set your phone or calendar to remind you to vote once every day, and ask your friends and family to do the same. Thanks so much!!