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WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Playing football was something Ethan McMillian looked forward too every year, but this year he's spending memorial day in the hospital.

His grandmother and brother says this has really affected him.

"He's been playing football since he was in the first grade...and when he went for his physical last year...year before last...they found the problem with his back...and told him he couldn't play football anymore...he was crushed" said Sue McMillian.

Ethan is fifteen years old and has songenital scoliosis, a condition that causes his spine to curve, he's been traveling to the Children's Hospital in New Orleans for treatments which can be very expensive, but that's all about to change.

"Expenses are very high and this is a on going procedure trying to get him well and we're trying to do everything we can to help him" said Auction owner Matt Brister.

Local veterans and community members joined to celebrate memorial day while hosting an auction to help with Ethan's medical expenses and to give him a bit of support.

"I just think it's the most wonderful thing that could have happened...people giving up their memorial day to come" said Sue McMillian.

 Veteran and Duck Dynasty's Si Robertson brought in a crowd as he hosted the auction.  Everything was sold from shirts to vintage cars and although Ethan wasn't there, his family says they are thrilled that he was honored on memorial day. 




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