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Get Ben Walking

Organized by: Maddie Baker

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90%!!!!
July 26, 2016

Tonight I went on my favorite ride, looked up and realized how blessed I am! How blessed that I have made it to this point and get to do what See More

THE STORY:

Imagine being a college student and waking up one morning paralyzed from the chest down, the resulting diagnosis: spinal infarction (a stroke) with paralysis below the C4... This is the reality for 19 year old Ben. On Mother's Day, 2015 the lives of the Jenkins family changed forever. Instead of getting a call from her son on this special day, Cindy received the call that her son was in the hospital. Not knowing what to expect, Cindy arrived Denver Health to find her son woke up and was unable to feel any part of his body from the neck down. Ben Jenkins is living this reality. For any of you who are lucky enough to know the Jenkins family, they are handling this situations with grace and determination. Ben is determined to walk again. Knowing this will take a lot of hard work through specific restorative therapies; there is every reason to believe this will happen. But the rehab sessions are costly and unfortunately not covered by health insurance. I have been blessed with the opportunity to race in the Boulder Ironman and through this event would like to raise awareness and funds for Ben and the Jenkins family. I am asking friends, family and the community to donate 140 (Ironman mile distance). Whatever 140 combination you can do is great whether that's 140 pennies, 140 dollars, 1,400 dollars, etc. Anything you can do will go a long way and help get Ben walking again!

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To This Fundraiser

$9,875

 

132% Raised of $7,500 Goal

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  • The Baker Family

    $500

  • Lauren Laskowski

    $25

  • Bob and Nancy Runge

    $140

  • Marty Veres

    $100

  • The Mitrisin Family - Kevin, Tammy and Zoe

    $200

  • Sue & Dennis Fischer

    $140

  • Amy Bergstrom Baughman

     

  • Carole Allen Purcell

    $560

  • WENDY M JONON

     

  • Stephanie & Vince Allen

    $140

  • Melissa G Morse

    $140

  • Wendy Jenkins

    $250

  • Vaughn and Rene' Marshall

    $100

  • Denise Mayfield

    $25

  • Dave and Kathy Minemier

    $140

  • Mike & Ann Koch

    $140

  • Mark & Kim Maurer

    $140

  • Caitlin Marshall

     

  • Kathleen Baker Coleman

    $140

  • Joyce McClain

    $140

  • Callie Elmore

    $140

  • Jesus

    $140

  • Steve Richard

    $50

  • Jory Macomber & Burke Mt Academy

     

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Terrell and Patty Tankersley

    $140

  • Don and Linda Arness

    $50

  • The Lynch Family

     

  • D. Brittain

    $50

  • Mary Jane Emich

    $50

  • Barrons

    $100

  • Hank

    $140

  • Brandon Gouin

    $50

  • Eric and Joan

    $1,400

  • Anonymous

     

  • The Spain Family

     

  • Julia

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • The Graybills

    $100

  • Hank & Donna Tomlinson

    $282

  • Phunkshun Wear

     

  • V ALLEN FAMILY

    $100

  • Claudia Geier

    $144

  • Will & Deb Bitler

    $100

  • Chris and Heather Powers and Family

     

  • Maddie C.

    $50

  • Sheri Crawford

    $250

  • Emily Miller

     

  • Betts

     

  • Jay Badgley

     

  • Bruce Lingelbach BMA '81

     

  • P&G Walkup

    $280

  • Steve and Sara Dobbs

    $140

  • Bill Robinson

     

  • Barb and Chris Haas

    $25

  • Becky Hall

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $140

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Jim and Dora Dunlavey

     

  • Engelhardt family

     

  • Linsi

    $140

  • The Howard Family

    $100

  • Dipo Toriola

    $50

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Maddie Baker

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Donor Comments

Dipo Toriola

Dipo Toriola

DONATION: $50

I wish I found out about this crowdrise sooner. I'm rooting for your recovery Ben!!! 2 months ago

The Howard Family

The Howard Family

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Linsi

Linsi

DONATION: $140

1 year ago

Engelhardt family

Engelhardt family

Your spirit and dedication is truly something, praying for miracles! 1 year ago

Jim and Dora Dunlavey

Jim and Dora Dunlavey

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $500

1 year ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $140

For Ben 1 year ago

Becky Hall

Becky Hall

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Barb and Chris Haas

Barb and Chris Haas

DONATION: $25

Best of outcomes for both you and Ben, Maddie!!!! 1 year ago

Bill Robinson

Bill Robinson

1 year ago

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