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Benjamin's Memorial Fund

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March 06, 2014

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THE STORY:

Benjamin lay there in PICU, surrounded by IVs and wires and they had just intubated him again. Crying out on behalf of this little boy, whose life was already a long string of miracles, we prayed that he would make it. We prayed that he would be able to breath on his own once again.

It seemed like nearly all of Benjamin's seven-short months of life were spent in the hospital. And many of them were. But when he got better and defied all medical hope again he had a home to come to and a dozen mamas who fought to hold him and love him and fight for him. Every time he stabilized and was able to transfer from PICU to the regular ward, we had no problem finding a nanny who would stay with him. In fact, the hard thing was choosing which nanny would go... they were all so eager.

Laura, one of our nannies, love Benjamin like her own and was the last one to hold him when he was admitted into PICU the last time. She was the last one to cuddle him tight and stare into his big brown eyes and she will probably be the last one to stop grieving... because Benjamin, an orphan, was not only cried for at his memorial service. He was sobbed for.

There was never any hesitation when we went to the hospital to put money into Benjamin's account as he fought for his life. We never second-guessed covering the costs of the hospital stays, even though they quickly exceeded $10,000 USD. There was never any question about it. Benjamin's life was worth fighting for and even though he didn't make it, we don't believe that a penny was wasted. Not a single penny.

But funds are funds and the money that helped Benjamin fight made a deep dip into our accounts. We don't resent it, but we want to do something about it... something that will honor Benjamin's fight and enable other children like him to have their own chance.

Enter, Benjamin's Memorial Fund.

In honor of our little guy, we want to continue saving lives. He touch our life and we know that he touched yours too. Together, we can do this. Together, let's raise $10,000 and tell the world that life matters. Every single breath of it.

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To This Fundraiser

$13,435

MONEY RAISED
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  • Beth Phillips

     

  • Tammy Foseid

     

  • Donnie Statom a.k.a. yeye

    $30

  • Mary Tom

    $2,000

  • Brian & Teresa Short

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • A branch on the Vine

     

  • Anonymous

    $22

  • YEYE Donnie

    $65

  • Lisa Murphy

    $50

  • xascha van engelen

    $20

  • Robin Fox

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Deirdre Jara

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $18

  • Barbara & Zoee & Johnny

    $100

  • Stephen E. Anderson

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $1,200

  • Melissa Iner

    $25

  • Jodi Hartsell

     

  • Donnie Statom a.k.a. yeye

    $45

  • Pat Coffey

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $45

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • emily schraud

    $25

  • Donnie Statom

    $25

  • Jennifer Flickinger

    $10

  • The Christopher's

    $10

  • Karen Firstbrook

    $10

  • Taylor Calame

     

  • Christina Jones

    $10

  • Jillian Blackburn

    $10

  • Don and Sheila Claytor

    $150

  • Anonymous

    $70

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Saundra

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Akaash Gupta

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • ANGELA Pau

    $100

  • Lara

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Danielle Linboom

    $45

  • Julianne Cassetta

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • parents of a graduate

    $500

  • Susan - Marian Hope Academy Stickney

    $600

  • Matching Donor - Anonymous

    $3,300

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • The Dent Family

     

  • Joanna Peter

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $1,100

  • Charles Iner

    $500

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134% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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The Team: $13,435 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

New Day Foster Home

Amount Raised

$13,335

 

133% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Hannah Samuels

Amount Raised

$100

Donor Comments

Charles Iner

Charles Iner

DONATION: $500

3 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $1,100

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Joanna Peter

Joanna Peter

DONATION: $50

What a privilege and a joy to give to little Mason and others this Christmas! 3 years ago

The Dent Family

The Dent Family

Tribute to Granny Jan and Papa Frank. Also Tribute to Mike and Jeanie 3 years ago

Matching Donor - Anonymous

Matching Donor - Anonymous

DONATION: $3,300

3 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Susan - Marian Hope Academy Stickney

Susan - Marian Hope Academy Stickney

DONATION: $600

3 years ago