The Katzins of Reading, PA, were the first family Maddie’s Miracles was able to support in meeting the everyday challenges of living with severe disabilities by providing a life changing home modification.
Ethan, 17, is the youngest son of Sandra Katzin. He was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy at age six and recently lost the use of his legs, leaving him confined to an electric wheelchair. Limited mobility can have a big impact on what were once “little” daily tasks around the home.
Seeing an opportunity to make a significant impact on Ethan’s everyday life, Maddie’s Miracles helped the Katzin’s renovate their first-floor bathroom to be entirely handicap accessible! Construction was completed in July 2019 with the help of Dolan Construction, Inc. Maddie was on site to celebrate the finished bathroom with Sandra and Ethan. Everyone was extremely happy to see the amazing transformation Maddie’s Miracles and Dolan Construction worked to accomplish for such a loving and caring family.
Currently, Ethan still enjoys being an ambassador for the MDA as well as attending various fundraising events with fellow boys who have the same illness. His goal when he graduates high school is to drive around the country in an RV and see as many places on his bucket list as he can. We were so happy to help such a motivated boy like Ethan!