13 Feb 2020
Voting open again for Charity Film Awards
In January, after a public vote, our film about Ethan and his diagnosis of MEN2B was shortlisted in the 2020 Charity Film Awards. The second phase of voting is now open and we need your support once again.
The film was produced by Red Goat Productions as part of a set of patient experience films about MEN2B. The shortlisted films looks at Ethan, now aged 14, who lives in Hailsham, East Sussex, with his family. Ethan was diagnosed at age 12 with MEN2B and was subsequently found to have metastatic medullary thyroid cancer. The average age of diagnosis in MEN2B is 13, usually far to late too cure the cancer. The best chance for a cure lies in diagnosing babies so that they can undergo potentially life-saving surgery to remove the thyroid before their first birthday. Ethan’s late diagnosis now means that his cancer has spread to his liver and lungs, making everyday life a challenge. Despite this, Ethan and his family are dedicated to raising awareness of the need for early diagnosis in MEN2B and of the possible early warning signs in babies of constipation, failure to thrive and a lack of tears (dry crying).
Please helps us to catapult Ethan’s film into the finals of the 2020 Charity Film Awards by voting for the film:
The results should be known in April. We are keeping it all crossed for Ethan although he’s already a star in our eyes.
Thank you for your support!
MEN2B and Me: Ethan (in his own words)