Article by newspaper The Press and Journal Limited, 22.11.2010, author: STEPHEN CHRISTIE
THE parents of a severely disabled north-east boy have launched an appeal to send the youngster for pioneering dolphin therapy in Turkey.
Six-year-old Ethan Scott, from Fraserburgh, has autism, epilepsy and suffers from extreme behavioural problems and was once described by nursery teachers as the most complex child they had ever taught.
His parents, Victoria and Robert, are now hoping to raise the £4,300 needed for the dolphin programme in Marmaris, in the south-west of the country.
The course is run by marine biological psychologists and Mr and Mrs Scott hope it could make even the smallest difference to Ethan’s condition.
“If there’s even the slightest glimmer of hope we’re going to pursue it,” his mother said.
Mrs Scott, 26, added: “It was my mum who learned about the course during a holiday to Turkey.
“This time it will be far from a family holiday and we really hope it will make a difference.” Read the rest of this entry »