Jimbo and Candi Fisher vowed to do everything they could to find a cure for Fanconi anemia. Not just because the disease affects their son Ethan but for all of the boys and girls that have been diagnosed.
Now the foundation that the Fisher family set up, Kidz 1st Fund, has donated 1 million to the Fanconi Anemia Comprehensive Care Clinic at the University of Minnesota.Ethan Fisher was diagnosed in March 2011, and the family went public in August of that year in an attempt to bring awareness to the life-threatening disorder that affects about one in 300,000 children in the United States.
Now 7, Ethan continues to attend school play sports and lead a normal life. But doctors have said that he will one day need a bone marrow transplant.
FA is our opponent and we will do everything we can to fight this disease head on," said Jimbo Fisher, Florida States football coach. "Candi and I knew from the beginning we could make a difference by helping to raise awareness and fund research. Throug...