11-Year-Old Donates His Birthday Gifts to Springer

  • Press Release- Thursday, July 25, 2019

    Ethan Wiesman knows what it’s like to struggle with ADHD, having been diagnosed with the condition. Because of an accompanying disorder, he is unable to take medication for his ADHD, and has had to develop strategies for keeping his brain focused at his school in Mason, Ohio.

    Aware of his own challenges, Ethan wanted to do something for other children who deal with ADHD every day. For his 11th birthday, he decided to ask guests to make donations to an organization that helped children with ADHD, and he discovered Springer School and Center through an Internet search. His 12 guests at his May 11 party donated $500 which Ethan delivered personally to Development Director Kirstin Eismin, who gave him and his father a tour of the building.

     "I donated to Springer because it's important to help others and not just yourself,” said Ethan. “When I visited Springer School I saw a climbing wall with a tree background artwork behind it where every student who had attended got to write their name on it. And I think it is an awesome place for kids with learning disorders like me."

    “Ethan is a thoughtful young man,” said Eismin. “Thanks to his family and his guests, he was able to raise a generous gift that will help support our mission.”