February 6th, 2013
04:31 AM ET

Above ground and safe, Ethan turns 6

As far as birthday milestones go, 6 isn't an age that gets the kind of enthusiastic treatment that parents reserve for when a child turns 1 or comes of age at 12.

But Ethan turns 6 on Wednesday after surviving an unimaginable ordeal, and Midland City, Alabama, wants to make sure it's a birthday worth remembering.

He was freed Monday after being hostage underground for six days.


Filed under: Justice • U.S.
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  1. chrissy

    Lets hope the media can leave this child alone soon so he can start to heal and maybe get back some kind of normalcy!

    February 6, 2013 at 6:52 am | Report abuse |
  2. This is not Harley Davidson ;)

    People need to stop messen with theis kid and let him get on with life.

    February 6, 2013 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Katie Lamber

    Alot of prayers have gone to him and are still going to him. he's lucky to be here with his friends and family.

    February 6, 2013 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  4. jemimah

    hes finally out birthday!!!

    February 6, 2013 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  5. jemimah

    hes finally back for his birthday

    February 6, 2013 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |