School rallies for Ethan

Ethan Neyland, 12, with family and supporters Rhianna Neyland, 9, Aleesha Neyland, and Gol Gol Public School captains Flynn Tiley and Laura Tilley, both 12. Picture: Jayne Alderton

Ethan Neyland, 12, with family and supporters Rhianna Neyland, 9, Aleesha Neyland, and Gol Gol Public School captains Flynn Tiley and Laura Tilley, both 12. Picture: Jayne Alderton

GOL Gol Public School students have danced their way to helping out the local Neyland family with medical expenses for their son Ethan. 

The 12-year-old, who attends Mildura Specialist School, was born with MECP2 duplication syndrome, a rare genetic neuro-

developmental disorder that has left him with numerous intellectual and physical disabilities. 

Ethan’s mother Aleesha Neyland, who cares for her son around the clock, said he began having seizures 2½ years ago, a sign that his condition would progressively deteriorate. 

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