At the age of 19, just after his freshman year of college at SUNY Albany, Ben was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), otherwise known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. This is a disease that normally strikes people between the ages of 40-70, but Ben's case is very rare. ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease which effects a person's muscles. Over time you begin to lose the ability to do simple daily activities. Since it's a progressive disease there comes a stage when a person becomes paralyzed.
Ben, his family, and friends have not given up hope; their faith is strong. There is a new treatment that will be available in the U.S starting August 1st that Ben is eligible to recieve, but the cost for this treatment alone is over $100,000.
Help us give Ben the fighting chance that he deserves.
Other ways to help are by donating baskets or attending Ben's benefit on Sunday, October 1st from 1pm-5pm at the Elwood Fire Hall in Tonawanda, NY. You can contact Maureen Donnelly, the added beneficiary in charge, at (716) 225-5741 for tickets and information.
Maureen Donnelly was updated as the beneficiary in charge of all funds/benefits that will be going right to the Cambria Family. A bank account was set up in Ben's name where all the funds will be available to Ben. Thank you to everyone who has helped this journey so far!