Help Ben Walk

$6,210 of $100k goal

Raised by 115 people in 43 months
David Farland  SAINT GEORGE, UT
Ben Wolverton, age 16, was in a tragic longboarding accident on April 3rd, 2013. He suffers from severe brain trauma, a cracked skull, broken pelvis and tail bone, burnt knees, bruised lungs, broken ear drums, road rash, and pneumonia. He was in a coma, but has recently awakened. His family has no insurance.

Ben's treatments are already over $1,000,0000.
Ben will need extensive therapy as he relearns how to walk.
Please consider donating money to his cause. Learn more at www.HelpWolverton.com

Other Ways You Can Help

You can help by telling others about Ben. Tweet, Facebook, pin, blog, or email others about it.

You can also help by purchasing the award-winning young adult fantasy thriller Nightingale by David Farland or the science fiction trilogy The Golden Queen by David Farland. Proceeds will be donated to Ben. The books are available on Amazon.com ( http://www.amazon.com/Nightingale-ebook/dp/B006P7SEBY/ref=sr_1_1_bnp_1_kin?ie=UTF8&qid=1367443875&sr=8-1&keywords=Nightingale) and Barnes and Noble ( http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/nightingale-david-farland/1107084747?ean=2940016100463).


T-shirts are also being sold to help raise money. Learn more here: http://www.helpwolverton.com/p/buy-t-shirt.html

Keep in touch with Ben and learn about other ways you can help at http://www.helpwolverton.com/

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Update 8
Posted by David Farland
30 months ago
Every once in awhile, I really feel grateful for all of the help and support for Ben. Even though Ben is now out of the woods as far as his health goes, the donations have meant a lot as we struggle to keep afloat. So, thank you.

Ben is doing well. He's off on break from high school, and even though his ACT shows that he lost a lot of his memories in the accident, he has managed to keep a 4.0 GPA this past year.

Ben has decided to go into medicine, and in two weeks he will be heading back to school in the mornings to begin work studying to be a pharmacist. It will be a long, hard program, but he's very excited. He's conquered a lot in life already, so I suspect that he can handle this.
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Update 7
Posted by David Farland
35 months ago
Ben is home now and still recovering well from his accident. As many of his doctors have said, his recovery has been pretty miraculous.

Last month, Ben took a part-time job working at McDonalds. He has a pretty easy schedule as he returned to high school, but we worried that he wouldn't make it, and for a couple of weeks he wanted to drop out and start going online.

However, Ben dug in hard for the last month or so of school and managed to get a 4.0 GPA.

Ben recently decided that he would like to become an orthodonist, so he has set up a harder course of study beginning this next semester, with classes in biology and medical terminology.

We're still digging out from under mountains of medical bills, of course, and probably will be for years, so I want to thank you for your help.

Recently, we were able to get health insurance for the family, in hopes that we won't have this problem again.
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Update 6
Posted by David Farland
42 months ago
Ben is home in Saint George now, where he is going to physical therapy each day, working on improving his coordination and strength. He is also getting speech therapy, where he works on learning to speak more clearly and is doing "brain puzzles" and games to help build his cognitive skills. Thank you to all of those who help in his recovery.
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Update 5
Posted by David Farland
42 months ago
Ben has now been moved home, where he is working on physical therapy, speech therapy, and so on. We still have a long way to go until he is completely recovered, and the medical bills keep rolling in. We estimate right now that they are at about $1.3 million.
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Judith Hannah Shiel
37 months ago

best wishes for a recovery

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$6,210 of $100k goal

Raised by 115 people in 43 months
Created May 01, 2013
BW
$50
Ben Wolverton
17 months ago

I don't know your son but he has a great name! Anyone with a name like that has my donation and my vote of confidence for a full recovery. Ben, you are in my prayers. - Ben

$100
Anonymous
25 months ago
KH
$20
Katherine Hurley
25 months ago

I wish all the best for Ben and your family. I'm glad that he's such a determined and hardworking young guy--that will see him through this.

JL
$25
Joseph Little
25 months ago
$15
Anonymous
26 months ago
$112
Anonymous
26 months ago
$20
Anonymous
28 months ago
DH
$100
David Heyman
28 months ago

All my thoughts and hopes are with you and your family.

$20
Anonymous
30 months ago
BW
$50
Billy Williams
30 months ago
Judith Hannah Shiel
37 months ago

best wishes for a recovery

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