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
- laurie Lattomus
- Eileen Grycky
- Carol Bryson
- Kendy and Doug Taylor