A younger boy in Rockville, Maryland, received the sweetest welcome again to high school after a keep within the hospital.
4-year-old Ethan Blicher was within the hospital for 2 weeks.
And when he returned to preschool, he obtained an cute shock: a gaggle hug from his classmates.
As he walked again into his Maryland preschool, younger Blicher was greeted instantly by his pleased, welcoming classmates — and it was all captured on video. (See the video on the prime of this text.)
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Blicher’s mom Jamie Blicher advised Fox Information Digital that Ethan and his twin brother Bennett have a mitochondrial illness, which causes them to be extra prone to an infection.
“Bennett and Ethan had been each identified with the identical very uncommon mitochondrial illness this 12 months,” she mentioned in an interview.
Jamie Blicher mentioned that in early October, each boys got here down with a virus — placing them within the hospital for weeks.
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“Ethan recovered shortly, however Bennett had a tougher time combating the an infection,” she mentioned.
Ethan was capable of go away the hospital after two weeks. He mentioned he wished to return to high school and play together with his mates.
“Going again to high school supplied Ethan with the friendships and playmates he so wanted,” she mentioned.
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She mentioned the academics and the youngsters in school had been all so excited to see Ethan.
“The youngsters in school [had] been studying books a couple of good friend going to the hospital,” she mentioned.
Ethan’s brother, Bennett, remains to be within the hospital recovering.
“They’ve been making ‘really feel higher’ movies and writing letters to Bennett,” she mentioned.
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The mother mentioned that Bennett can be within the hospital for at the least three extra weeks as his physique rehabilitates.
On a day-to-day foundation, mother Jamie Blicher mentioned the boys every have completely different unwanted effects from the illness.
Ethan has some speech points, whereas Bennett offers with tone and motor points.
Nevertheless, Blicher mentioned the boys are each social, emotional and clever — having fun with all of the issues that four-year-old youngsters usually love.
Blicher mentioned she and her husband Brian have had a tricky 12 months processing all of the well being details about their boys.
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“We’re studying as a lot as we are able to, taking the recommendation of consultants, looking for remedy to course of collectively and having fun with our wonderful, lovely and ideal four-year-olds,” she mentioned.