Ben Cooper's Memory Care Facility

$1,728 of $18k goal

Raised by 30 people in 11 months
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Ben Cooper
on behalf of Craig White
 MORENO VALLEY, CA
Thank you for visiting this page for Ben Cooper, a beloved friend, entertainer and business leader with his late wife, Pamela.

For the past year Ben has been in a memory care facility in Moreno Valley, CA near his primary caregiver, Craig White. Craig also is the caregiver for his wife, Ben's daughter Kelley, who was hospitalized multiple times in  2016 alone, and is now diagnosed with dementia.   Craig, Kelley and Ben have moved to Memphis to be near Ben’s beloved granddaughter PK .  Craig and Kelley will stay with PK and family, while Ben will be in a care facility nearby.

When Pamela’s health failed, Ben was Pamela's only caregiver for five years until she passed. Sheer fatigue and grief may have impacted his affairs more than any of us knew. While Ben and Pamela successfully built a legacy in preparation for retirement,  unfortunately, the IRS has been diverting much of their  business cash flow.  Until this situation is resolved, the few remaining family members are in need of help in covering the moving costs and establishing a small fund to support Ben in a new care facility.

We deeply thank you in advance for whatever you may be able to offer.  If any funds remain after Ben passes, the remainder will be donated to Ben's favorite charities listed below.

- St. Judes Children's Hospital
- The Wounded Warrior Project
- Happy Trails Children's Foundation

Here are links to Ben's IMDB credits  and Ben's official fan page.
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Update 2
Posted by Ben Cooper
15 days ago
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Ben's story has been updated to reflect his move to a facility in Tennessee.
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Update 1
Posted by Ben Cooper
9 months ago
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Hi, unfortunately the campaign has stalled lately. Craig, Ben's son in law visited 46 facilities before choosing this one he is in as the best care for the cost. If the campaign doesn't pick up I'm not sure how much longer he will be able to stay.

Please get the word out on your social media.

Thanks
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Larry Blanks
11 months ago

Ben was one of our frequent and very popular guest stars at the Williamsburg Film Festival. We've really missed his smiling face, jokes and funny stories. We will be helping our friend .

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Peter Searls
11 months ago

Good Luck!

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$1,728 of $18k goal

Raised by 30 people in 11 months
Created April 30, 2016
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Ben Cooper  
on behalf of Craig White
BB
$200
Bill Bush
1 day ago

Love you Ben!

$33
Anonymous
8 months ago
RH
$10
Rebekah Horch
9 months ago
JA
$20
James Arnold
9 months ago
$50
Anonymous
9 months ago
$50
Anonymous
9 months ago
$100
Anonymous
10 months ago (Offline Donation)
WG
$500
Williamsburg Classic Film Guild
10 months ago

Ben was the guest at the Williamsburg Film Festival, Williamsburg, VA many times. He was a favorite of the fans with his stories and twinkling smile. He is sorely missed by all who love 'old time' westerns.

TY
$25
Thomas Yasaitis
10 months ago

I'm so sorry to hear that Ben is doing poorly. I'll remember him as Sandy on Laramie. May the trail rise up to meet you and the sun rest gently on your brow.

$25
Chris Purse
10 months ago

Sad news. All my favorite Western actors are all getting old. Not too many good Westerns nowadays like during Ben's generation. Hope you meet your goal.

Larry Blanks
11 months ago

Ben was one of our frequent and very popular guest stars at the Williamsburg Film Festival. We've really missed his smiling face, jokes and funny stories. We will be helping our friend .

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Peter Searls
11 months ago

Good Luck!

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