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Anybody could get scared from hearing the words heart transplant. However, this was not the case for Ethann. Unlike others, who may be frightened, the 9-year-old boy was cheered up. This was a result of his entire school coming out to encourage him.
The entire population of the school came out to motivate the child. This was when the youngster was supposed to leave school in order to get a heart transplant.
Ethann suffers from a very rare disease since birth called geleophysic dysplasia. He is one of the thirty people born in the world with the disease.
Geleophysic dysplasia is the skeletal condition that is characterized by dwarfism or short stature. In this, the person has evident abnormalities in feet and hands and a different facial appearance that is described as happy.
Geleophysic dysplasia can lead to heart problems because of complications in cardiac valves. These are the valves that control the blood flow through the heart. In most cases, the valves thicken, resulting in disturbance of blood flow.
This further increases blood pressure in the heart. In other cases, the artery from the heart to the lungs can even narrow down and a hole can exist between the upper chambers of the heart.
In order to get rid of the disease, a person suffering from it needs to get these complications removed. This is why Ethann has to undergo heart surgery.
Since it was not easy for Ethann and his parents, people came out to inspire him in the form of parade. Hundreds of people took part in this parade, including kids, teachers, and police officers.
They rallied together to make Ethann feel special and confident before his surgery. The boy could not be any more content, delighted or cheerful.
The videos uploaded online of the child not only show the humanity of the people parading but also the bravery of the child.
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