Ben Knapp Medical Fund

$14,055 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 135 people in 37 months

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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Ben wants everyone to know that he is still fighting hard in his recovery and although it is slower than he would like, he refuses to give up. He doesn't allow his brain injury to stand in the way of meeting his goals. He takes classes at Wesley College, works with trainers at the gym, and is active in the community. He has found his volunteer work at Campus Community School very rewarding and looks forward to continuing to help spread his message of perseverance, acceptance and inclusion. He hopes to see you at his 5K on Saturday, April 27, at 9:00am at Campus Community School, 350 Pear Street, Dover, Delaware. Register at
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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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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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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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20 days ago

Keep up the great work Ben!

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$14,055 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 135 people in 37 months
Created May 4, 2016
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Roseann Clark
15 days ago

my sister is a friend of the Knapp family...any friend of hers, is a friend of mine!! best of luck and prayers to you all

Deanna Rigby
21 days ago
Patty Miller
25 days ago
Rachel Potts
25 days ago

Hugs and hope to Ben and the Knapps

Amy Marney
1 month ago

:) Go BEN! Love, The Marney Family

Emily Brett
1 month ago

Hi Ben! I love seeing the video of you reading with the students at CCS. That is where you and Ellie were when I met you. I remember picking you up from the little building when you did mathletes and you never wanted to leave. I am so proud of you and all the work you are doing. Sending you all my love and a huge hug xxxxx

Mary Lou Edgar
1 month ago
Lisa Amtmann-Beckman
1 month ago
20 days ago

Keep up the great work Ben!

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