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Look at this guy. Let us introduce you to Ethan Fuller. Ethan was in sixth grade this year at Milton-Union Middle School but has been a student in the district for years. If you have ever been lucky enough to meet Ethan or even randomly had the opportunity to say “hello,” he probably made you feel like he already knew you, he knew you forever, and he had already spoken with you plenty of times. We all feel like we know him so well, so our hearts are broken to learn of his passing early Friday morning October 21, 2022.
In March 2022, Ethan was diagnosed with a brain tumor and spent months at Dayton Children’s and St. Jude Children’s Hospitals. Very recently, Ethan was discharged and returned home to Laura. Shortly thereafter, he experienced a relapse, complications, and was readmitted. Ethan was courageous throughout a series of related health issues and medical procedures but remained an inspiration to many while undergoing treatment. We were amazed by Ethan’s kindness, positive mindset, and concern for others throughout numerous circumstances that would otherwise have shaken anyone’s resolve. In so doing, Ethan continues to be an example of how to live life with enthusiasm.
Ethan was the son of Melissa Fuller and the late Ben Fuller, and he was the younger brother to Noah Todd (MUHS Class of 2021) and Caleb and Jacob Fuller, both ninth graders at Milton-Union High School. Please keep Ethan’s family in your thoughts. Staff members from the Tri-county Board of Recovery and Mental Health Services as well as representatives from our local clergy are on-site today supporting students and staff members. The unfortunate news will affect everyone differently, but in particular, our younger students are experiencing hard truths regarding grief and loss. Please continue to check on your children and be sure to speak with them about these issues. We appreciate the support everyone continues to show our students and staff members. Thanks for all you do.
“Some souls are too beautiful for this world, and so they leave.” Take one more look at this picture…really look at Ethan. We will remember Ethan THIS way – healthy, joyful, excited to be where he was and who he was with, never meeting a stranger, never having a bad day, well-mannered, happy, and kind. Ethan was a light who brightened the days of both his classmates and our staff members. May he forever rest in peace.