Ray was diagnosed in 2009- The Fantel's have been married for 15 years. In 2006 their first son, Ethan was born. "we knew he was special, even in the little gym, when someone hurt themselves, Ethan would stop playing and check on them. When Ray was born, he fell in love with him. He used to push him in the swing, as a baby. Ethan fully accepts Ray and his limitations. Of course he says he wishes Ray could walk, run and chase him- as we all wish that.