Ben Leuenberger - Double Transplant

Ben Leuenberger,  a 40 year old Onalaska, WI resident, needs a double organ transplant (heart and liver) to survive.  He was diagnosed as having right-sided congestive heart failure in 2009 and was doing well on medications until January of 2017. His heart
19330892_1491576248.5079_funddescriptionfailure has worsened and he has been living in a Madison hospital since the beginning of March to keep his health stable.   While evaluating him for a heart transplant, the doctors found a a tunor on his liver and diagnosed him with liver cancer and he also has developed cirrhosis from his heart failure.    We are raising funds to help Ben, his wife, Liz, and their families with the cost of hospital bills, travel and lost wages associated with his illness.  

Ben has kept his sense of humor through all of the twists and turns. He was given a goose shaped balloon that he walked up and down the hall of the hospital.  It made the nurses and other patients laught, which is how we came to be "Ben's Flock". 

There will also be a benefit for Ben on Sunday, May 7th, 2017 at Lost Island Winery located at 570 Theater Rd, Onalaska, WI  from Noon to 5:00 pm.  The benefit will have a silent auction, bake sale and  a chili cook-off .   Ben's Flock t-shirts will also be availabe to purchase at the benefit.  All proceeds from the benefit will go to Ben and Liz.

If you would like to assist with handing out flyers, donating to the silent auction, paticipating in the chilli cook off or volunteering at the benefit, it would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you all in advance!  Let's show Ben and Liz they will not fight this alone!!


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Organizer and beneficiary

Liz Leuenberger 
Onalaska, WI
Benjamin Leuenberger 
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