Ben Knapp Medical Fund

$12,710 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 116 people in 33 months
Chip Knapp  DOVER, DE

This fund is for Ben Knapp.

In 2011, Ben Knapp was a sixteen year old junior at Dover High School.  He was a member of the National Honor Society, a pitcher on the baseball team and an accomplished piano player who played for the school's choir.Ben Playing the Piano

During a trip with his father, while sleeping, he went into cardiac arrest and was left with a life altering brain injury.  The injury took his vision, his ability to talk and eat and greatly limited his mobility and muscle control. 

Ben Knapp Story  - the week after the incident

Ben was always healthy and the doctors were unable to explain why this happened.

In spite of his physical limitations, his cognitive ability is still intact.  By communicating through a system of hand squeezes and small gestures, Ben worked very hard to graduate from Dover High School in June 2015.  He scored a perfect 36 on the reading comprehension of the ACT test and is currently taking classes at Wesley College.  Amazingly, Ben has recieved A's in all of his classes .
Ben requires 24 hour care. His nursing care/rehab needs are long term and many are not covered by insurance.  Donated funds will be used to help cover these ongoing costs.  

Ben is an inspiration to everyone. His uplifting spirit, unyielding determination and selfless caring for others has impacted every life he has touched.

Ben is very thankful for all the love, prayers and support. His community has been the driving force in his recovery.  Although it is sometimes difficult and frustrating, Ben's way of thanking everybody is by doing his best in each therapy and class.  He promises to bring all his energy, determination and positive attitude to everything he does. He is very thankful for anyone that considers donating to his cause.

For more videos on Ben see below.
The Ben Knapp Story - WBOC News

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Update 3
Posted by Christopher Knapp
9 months ago
Hello Ben Knapp supporters! Just a reminder that Ben's 5K is on Saturday, April 28th, at 9 am. The Campus Community school is hosting the event in conjunction with their spring fair. You can sign up at

Ben is fundraising to support his extensive medical/care costs, including developing a specialized communication device which will allow him to interact with others and be more independent.
Ben's 5K - Hope to see you there 4/28/18
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Update 2
Posted by Christopher Knapp
21 months ago
Just giving everyone who follows Ben a heads up that his 5K is on Saturday, April 28th 9am. To sign up go to

Donations go to the "Ben Knapp Medical Fund" to support his ongoing medical & therapy costs.

To be a race sponsor go to this link to get the form:
Thanks Everyone!
Ben Knapp 5K Coming Up on May 13th
Ben Knapp 5 K Winners
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Update 1
Posted by Christopher Knapp
32 months ago
Just a reminder that Ben's 5K is this Saturday 9 am.
Love to see everyone there!

Another nice article from the Delaware State News.

Thanks again to everyone who already contributed.
Come join us at Ben's 5K this Sat. 9am
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$12,710 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 116 people in 33 months
Created May 4, 2016
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Dave Hunter
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Anna Baker Farragher
8 months ago

Ben! Sorry I couldn't make your 5K this weekend. My husband and l will run one tomorrow in your honor. Thank you for making my kids at Campus smile! We love you!

Jennifer Snyder
9 months ago
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