770 Days Since Last Race While Fighting Leukemia

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8/31/2020 9:18 AM
Edited Date/Time: 8/31/2020 9:26 AM

770. That's how many days it's been since our son Ethan last raced due to his battle with Leukemia.

He has never complained or asked why. If fact, early on he said, "I'm glad this happened to me, and not to someone that couldn't handle it."

It hasn't been easy, but he has never given in or given up. He has inspired many including me.

Kinda ironic that he made his comeback in 102 degree heat on a gnarly track during Round 1 of the AMA District 20 Championship Series at Cycle Ranch near San Antonio.

I have been in the industry a long time and wear many hats at the track. It was so awesome to wear my "Moto Dad" hat again this weekend!

Click on the link below to see Ethan hitting the finish line.

https://www.facebook.com/larry.hughes.353/videos/4297801753626762/?notif_id=1598841217888466¬if_t=feedback_reaction_generic

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8/31/2020 9:21 AM

Good stuff, sounds like a strong kid. Give him some knuckles from me!

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8/31/2020 4:37 PM

You could have put a warning in the title that you were cutting onions in this thread...

On a serious note, I wish I was better with words, but I’m not. So I won’t pretend... please give your son a big hug from us.

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8/31/2020 4:58 PM

Post of the year!

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9/1/2020 10:46 AM

Glad to hear your son is back at. And you too moto Dad. High Fives all around!!!

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9/1/2020 11:05 AM

Great job, Ethan! You are truly inspirational!

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9/1/2020 11:38 AM

Thats great to hear.. onwards and upwards now.

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9/1/2020 11:54 AM

That’s so awesome to hear! Congrats buddy!

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9/1/2020 12:00 PM

GNARLY.

Congrats and kudos to him.

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Braaapin' aint easy.

9/1/2020 12:18 PM

Sounds like your son has an awesome outlook on life, good on you for instilling that in him!

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9/1/2020 2:42 PM

Tell that young man he is tough as nails - tough people do well in this world.

My then 4 year old son recovered from Stage 3 Lymphoma after two years back in the '90's, and I just got back into racing after being out after having a cancerous tumor the size of a baseball removed from my kidney.

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9/1/2020 2:54 PM

So freaking cool !!!

Continued good health and God Bless your whole family ! 👍

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9/1/2020 3:51 PM
Edited Date/Time: 9/1/2020 3:53 PM

Zoom wrote:

770. That's how many days it's been since our son Ethan last raced due to his battle with Leukemia.

He has never complained or asked why. If fact, early on he said, "I'm glad this happened to me, and not to someone that couldn't handle it."

It hasn't been easy, but he has never given in or given up. He has inspired many including me.

Kinda ironic that he made his comeback in 102 degree heat on a gnarly track during Round 1 of the AMA District 20 Championship Series at Cycle Ranch near San Antonio.

I have been in the industry a long time and wear many hats at the track. It was so awesome to wear my "Moto Dad" hat again this weekend!

Click on the link below to see Ethan hitting the finish line.

https://www.facebook.com/larry.hughes.353/videos/4297801753626762/?notif_id=1598841217888466¬if_t=feedback_reaction_generic

Ethan is the MAN and an inspiration in the truest sense of the word. That has to feel so amazing for both of you. cool Thank you for sharing and give Ethan our love!

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Are you smart enough to buy a bike that costs less, weighs less, makes more horsepower per cubic centimeter, can be rebuilt for recycled aluminum can money and is giggle inducing? It is hard to believe that the American riding public flunks this test en masse. How stupid are you?

9/1/2020 5:32 PM

That's BAD ASS!

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9/1/2020 9:24 PM

Awesome,
Continued success, and just the start of many more days like this

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9/1/2020 9:58 PM

That is awesome

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9/1/2020 10:42 PM

I am an Ethan fan.

Sounds like this kid is full of Stoke!

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I ripped a start from Egypt and I was happy about that.

9/2/2020 5:23 AM

This is so nice to see. Tell him i am very proud of him. Anyone who can go through this and come back like he did is an amazing human being. My son is also an AML survivor so I know what Ethan has been through and its a long hard road. Unfortunately the radiation, Chemo and a bone marrow transplant took to much of a toll on my son and he cant ride anymore.

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9/2/2020 5:35 AM

Very happy for Ethan and your family! So great to read a positive and inspiring story with all of the negative that is going on in our country right now. Keep strong Ethan!!

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9/2/2020 6:25 AM

Congratulations on the recovery of your wonderful son snd best wishes to all the cancer survivors in this thread.

I am just over 5 years since 2 surguries and 40 rounds of drug therapy.

Moto people can be tough, but don't discount getting help for the mental side of the process for all the family since in my experience cancer can impact in many ways

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9/2/2020 7:25 AM

Very cool, and it's nice reading something positive and uplifting. Stay strong!

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9/2/2020 8:24 AM

Total awesomeness!

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9/2/2020 8:35 AM

This is brilliant to see
Please pass on my congratulations,he has gained a fan in the UK
True inspiration

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9/2/2020 8:51 AM

Hey Ethan, I need a few pointers on how to keep up with your dad! When are you coming up to Swan again?!?!

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9/2/2020 8:55 AM

Awesome. Thanks for sharing his story

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9/2/2020 10:03 AM

Zoom wrote:

770. That's how many days it's been since our son Ethan last raced due to his battle with Leukemia.

He has never complained or asked why. If fact, early on he said, "I'm glad this happened to me, and not to someone that couldn't handle it."

It hasn't been easy, but he has never given in or given up. He has inspired many including me.

Kinda ironic that he made his comeback in 102 degree heat on a gnarly track during Round 1 of the AMA District 20 Championship Series at Cycle Ranch near San Antonio.

I have been in the industry a long time and wear many hats at the track. It was so awesome to wear my "Moto Dad" hat again this weekend!

Click on the link below to see Ethan hitting the finish line.

https://www.facebook.com/larry.hughes.353/videos/4297801753626762/?notif_id=1598841217888466¬if_t=feedback_reaction_generic

That's great news Zoom. My little brother fought Leukemia as well , through his last couple years in high school and into college. We had about 5 years of some scary stuff happen during that 5 years and we almost lost him. One of the scariest things was that it weakened his blood vessels , and he had one pop in his brain. He was out of his mind after that happened for a good few weeks. Like looney bin stuff. Some of my roughest years ever on this planet , was watching my little brother fight that disease. As of today......he's my best friend , and wouldn't know what to do without him. Glad to hear your boy is ok , and back out there doing what he loves.

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And there goes Jeffro. One of God's own prototypes. A super high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.

Pimpin' Ho's , Rollin' fatty's......drinkin' beers , beers , beers!! ~ Ja

9/2/2020 10:59 AM

Your son is a tough mofo to go through everything that he did, and go back out racing moto. Takes after his Dad.

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9/2/2020 1:07 PM

As a Dad of a daughter who is recovering from brain cancer, Well done Ethan and Moto Dad!

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