Shipmate of the Week – Ethen Richardson

Ethen Richardson is an 8-year-old boy with an amazing spirit and contagious smile. In July, doctors diagnosed Ethen with an inoperable tumor on his brain stem. As Ethen battles his illness, the local community wanted to lift his spirits and show their support. Members from the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Charleston and the South Carolina Aquarium teamed up to provide Ethen behind-the-scenes access to the aquarium and what it’s like to be part of the Coast Guard for the day.