I was approached by our local NBC affiliate yesterday, wanting to know a little more about our 3-year-old friend Ethan and his ever-growing collection of Hot Wheels in his hospital room.
It turns out someone from the hospital shared the Lamley article with KSL, noting the generosity of collectors all over the world. If you didn’t know, after we posted the article, requests started coming in from all over the world, asking if they could send more Hot Wheels cars to Ethan.
Well, the word is out, and it is nice to see our collector community getting some attention. You are a generous bunch, whether by gifts or just good thoughts and vibes sent Ethan’s way.
Here is the story that was on the news last night, and the corresponding article:
Ethan is getting better. His recovery will be long, and his family is anxiously awaiting the day that the tubes will be removed and Ethan can go home, but that day isn’t here yet.
And if you want to send cars to Ethan, or just donate a few in his name (carded is preferred), you can send them here:
c/o Primary Children’s Hospital
100 Mario Capecchi Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
If it is not Ethan who needs them, there are surely kids who do. And if it is not our local Children’s Hospital here, there is surely one near wherever you live. These little cars will go a long way…