27 Mar 2020
MEN2B and Me: Ethan (his own words) Film Reaches Award Finals
Ethan Holliman was diagnosed with MEN2B at the age of 12 by which time the medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) that is a part of the syndrome had already spread beyond his thyroid gland. MEN2B is best diagnosed within the first year of life, at which time there is a greater chance of surgical cure for the MTC which arises in early childhood.
Since his diagnosis, Ethan has been through extensive surgery, as is affected by other aspects of the condition. Together with his family, however, he has been determined to raise awareness of the impact of MEN2B and of the need for early diagnosis. The Holliman’s were therefore keen to be involved in our 2019 project to produce 3 patient experience films.
In fact, 4 films were produced. MEN2B and Me: Ethan (his own words) was an additional short film produced by the fantastic Red Goat Productions, because Ethan’s input was so profoundly moving. In 2019, we entered the film into the Charity Film Awards and in March 2020, we heard that the film had reached the finals! The awards evening on 21 April will be held virtually due to the coronavirus lock-down, but we’re keeping it all crossed for Ethan!
Now, more than ever, we need everyone to keep viewing and voting for the film on the Award website.
Thank you everyone!