He and his family will be picked up by a limousine and taken to the airport for Ethan’s wish to visit Walt Disney World® Resort and Universal Orlando Resort, thanks to Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. Ethan chose his wish because he loves Harry Potter, Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Wars and Disney movies. He’s looking forward to spending time with his favorite characters, and hopes to get his very own Harry Potter wand! Ethan’s bell-ringing and wish send-off celebration will be attended by his care team at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, representatives from Make-A-Wish, as well as family and friends.
Bell ringing and wish send-off celebration for five-year-old Ethan, battled leukemia
Wednesday, August 8
Nationwide Children’s Hospital Magic Forest
PARKING FOR MEDIA is available in the Blue Underground Garage located at 630 Children’s Drive. Please meet the Media Team on the first floor of the hospital lobby and bring your parking ticket with you for validation.
Media should arrive by 8:45 a.m.
Bell ringing at 9 a.m.
Media interviews with family following bell ringing
Limousine transportation to the airport at Noon
Kelly Phillips, Marketing Director, (805) 551-0211
Gina Bericchia, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, 330-206-6766
About Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report ‘s 2018-19 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.4 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at NationwideChildrens.org.
Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana
Make-A-Wish® creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. We are on a quest to bring every eligible child's wish to life, because a wish is an integral part of a child's treatment journey. Research shows children who have wishes granted can build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight a critical illness. There are currently over 305 children in central Ohio who are awaiting their wish. For more details on how to get engaged with our chapter, please visit www.oki.wish.org or follow us on social media @makeawishohkyin.