who know Ethan and his family and many others touched by this random tragedy
wanted to find a way to help. Alex Berko, a Solon High School senior who was
born in Cincinnati and whose family has been friends with the Kadishes for many
years; and Greg Davidson, a Solon High school freshman who has spent many
summers at Goldman Union Camp Institute, the same camp Ethan attended, wanted
to do something concrete to help Ethan's recovery.
Ethan loves music and theatre and was featured in Music Man last school year. The boys decided that they could honor Ethan's love of music and put their own talents to good use and engage many of their friends.
Alex is an accomplished musician who started playing piano when he was 4 and
has been composing since the age of 11. Alex will be playing piano and singing
in a quartet. Greg will be leading a sing-along of some of his camp favorites
and singing a song from Music Man. Other friends who love the stage will also
be lending their voices to this cause. These include: Ally Benjamin, Sam
Benjamin, Jessie Pollak, Charlotte Fallick, Brett Castro, Elliot Lang, Kyle
Fisher from Solon High School and Alexa Askari from Orange High School. Many
others friends will be joining the group to help orchestrate the program,
including Dylan Seigler, a Solon resident and University School student who was
a cabin mate of Ethan’s last summer; and Sara Schwalberg, an Ithaca College
sophomore who was one of Ethan’s unit counselors at Goldman Union Camp Institute
last summer. Cantor Laurel Barr will be providing accompaniment.
event will take place Sunday, February 9, 2014 at Anshe Chesed Fairmount
Temple, 23737 Fairmount Boulevard at 7:30pm. The concert is free to attend but
donations are strongly encouraged.
family learned that his yearly medical expenses could top $1 million. To assist
with the immense task of financing uninsured therapies, home modifications and
other injury-related expenses, a fundraising campaign in Ethan's honor has been
established with HelpHOPELive (http://www.helphopelive.org/.)
All contributions are tax deductible and will support HelpHOPELive, part of the Great Lakes Catastrophic Injury Fund, a non-profit organization that is helping Ethan's family.
To learn more about Ethan, visit http://jointeamethan.org.