At only three days old, Ethan Naisbitt was at risk of losing both legs and his right arm due to blood clots. His right leg and arm were saved, but not his left leg, which was amputated when he was three days old.
Ethan’s lungs were not fully developed, and he was on a ventilator for three months. He told three-time Paralympic champion Hannah Russell: “My parents were told most ventilated for longer than a month will not survive. But I went against all odds and survived.”
With a 10 percent chance of survival, continuous leg surgeries, and heart surgery in 2017, Ethan discovered swimming at seven years old and has not looked back since.
Paralympic Swimming Champion Hannah Russell Meets Para-Swimmer Ethan Naisbitt | Sky Sports News