Boy returns to school after suffering brain injury from lightning strike
An Ohio teen is back in school after being struck by lightning. Last June, 13-year-old Ethan Kadish and two other children were playing frisbee at summer camp when a bolt of lightning struck the boys. The other two recovered, but Ethan's heart temporarily stopped, causing a brain injury that left him unable to walk or talk.
Now, less than a year after the accident, Ethan is back in class. His mother told ABC News that after just a few weeks, she is already seeing a difference. "It's been more amazing than we could have imagined. We initially thought any sort of schooling would be homebound initially." The community rallied behind the Kadish family, helping raise the funds necessary to cover the $200,000 medical care Ethan has received during in the last year.
His brother, Zakary, told local news affiliate WCPO that it's made all the difference. Believe it or not, Ethan isn't the only student struck by lightning last summer. A 16-year-old Massachusetts girl was struck by lightning and was saved by a classmate who performed CPR.
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